My “thoughts” are for games that I am actually able to watch. For games that I do watch, I take notes on every individual period and record everything I happen to blurt out. For games I can’t watch, I’ll be recapping on what I see from replays and the box score.
I might also be referring to the Bruins as “we” in some cases.
Let’s get it.
Jan. 17 - 23
Jan. 24 - 30
Jan. 31 - Feb. 6
Feb. 7 - 13
Feb. 14 - 20
Feb. 21 - 27
Feb. 28 - Mar. 5
March 6 - 12
March 13 - 19
March 20 - 26
New Jersey Devils, 03/29/2016, @New Jersey
The same scenario for every game at this stage. Every point is life or death. The Devils are in the same boat, so expect resistance.
Liles and Spoons are out for this game. Lines are shuffled up and Morrow is back in the lineup.
I wasn’t able to watch this game.
Bruins had 40 shots to 15. That’s monumental.
The goals that were scored on the Bruins were stupid slips and simple breakdowns that led to a goal. It could always be the opposite result, but it's not that surprising that Boston leaves with an L after five penalties.
Besides the scoreboard, the game belonged to the Bruins. The offense is in a slump, and if the players don’t find a way to get out of it then the playoff picture isn’t looking good.
"You can look at it whichever way you want, but you got to look at yourselves and blame yourselves for this loss," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "You can say you tried, but at this time of year it's not good enough. The situation that we're in, we expect better from ourselves."
St. Louis Blues, 04/01/2016, @St. Louis
After dropping last game against the Devils, St. Louis is the deal breaker between having a chance at Lord Stanley or not. Detroit and Boston both are fighting for the third spot in the Atlantic. Detroit won their last game, so if the Bruins lose then it could potentially be all over.
Seth Griffith is playing today. He has a point per game in the AHL. Absolutely insane. I’m really excited to see Griffith get a chance out there with Ferraro and Acciari. Liles is back but Seidenberg is out, so Morrow is still here. All of the lines shuffled up. Let’s get it.
I was only able to watch this game in bits and pieces.
Kevan Miller went down, again, with what is said to be a lower-body injury. The play it happened on was clean and Miller just fell awkwardly into the boards. Not much information is out about it yet. When it happened, the St. Louis crowd was respectful and quiet when he was down and cheered when he got up. I hate to see the injury but love to see fans like that.
The Bruins killed off five penalty kills. Five. Again. The first two PP’s that the Blues had, had zero shots on the Bruins net. Zero. The Bs also went 2/4 on their power play. The special teams were solid, obviously, but getting five penalties is not a way to go about beating a playoff-contending team.
The Blues are fighting with Dallas for first place in the Western. It’s good that there was a W after today, however the Blues almost, almost, came back.
Boston was up 5-2 going into the third period. Three goal lead. Later in the third, if Bergeron doesn’t score his 30th to make it 6-4, the Blues come back and at least send it to OT. It absolutely would have happened. There still isn’t a full 60-minute effort from this squad. If there was, the Blues wouldn’t have given New England a near heart attack.
Such an important win either way.
Side note: In this game, and kind of often as of late, Pasta was a little thug. He’s going around and getting in opponents’ faces. He attacks, he finishes his checks, he’s being a jerk. When he does this he has a better game. I like it, as long as he keeps it under control.
Three games left.