A lot of dejected fans left early in the third period when the New York Rangers got an easy goal past Tuukka Rask to make it a 3-0 game. To those of you who made that choice, bloody shame on you! You missed the Boston Bruins pull a black and gold rabbit out of their hat to find three goals to take this game to overtime. Even though the Bruins lost it in a shootout, the B’s gave us a period to remember. The Boston Bruins played hockey with a passion and a drive that usually is only seen in a Hollywood movie.
February, 12, 2013
Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers (Boston @ TD Garden)
Final Score: New York Rangers 4 – Boston Bruins 3 (SO)
Three Stars of the Game:
Causeway Crowd’s Three Stars of the Game.
Off the record, the kneeling pass of Rick Nash was rather amazing. He may not be one of the Black and Gold, but you have to take a moment to step back and admire an artist for his craft.
Honorable Mention: Rich Peverley. Rich Peverley played some of the best two way hockey any Bruins player has played so far this season. He (in my opinion) was a better defenseman last night than half our current D-men on the roster. His penalty kill play last night made it look like there was a second Patrice Bergeron on the ice.
Third Star: Nathan Horton. (From Matt) “Horton got the second goal of the game tonight that gave the Bruins hope that they could pul off this comeback. With 1:31 left in the game Horton, put rebound back on Lundqvist and it gave the Bruins the extra step to go get that third goal. ” (From Billy) “[Horton] always seems to be in the right place at the right time when the bruins need a goal.” I completly agree with them. #18 has a reputation for being a clutch master and he has certainly not disappointed us.
Second Star: David Krejci. (From Billy)” Got the bruins going once again with his goal and I believe now how 10 points in 9 games or something. He’s feeling it.” Indeed, he’s our leading scorer with eleven points(four goals) on the board so far this season. (From Matt)”Just when the Bruins thought they were out of the game and seemingly weren’t going to score on King Henrik, Krejci put a backhand in that got by Lundqvist and got the Bruins started. This goal made them think that possibly if they scored another goal they can make this comeback. Krejci continues his impressive streak of a about a point a game, he is the most consistent player on the Bruins so far and is playing at a very high level. ”
First Star: Brad Marchand. (From Matt)”Another great game for Marchand, he scored the tying goal with just :43 seconds left in the game to complete the comeback for the Bruins. Marchand, as always was an instigator and got under peoples skin, but that’s what he does best. It would of been a perfect game if he ended up scoring in the shootout. But nonetheless Marchand had another great game and he continues to lead the team in scoring with 7 goals.” Can’t be irate with the Little Ball of Hate. While some Bruins were rattled and lost control for a few moments, #63 used it constructively, taking the time to chirp out the Blue Shirts. He even pulled a shot for us on the shootout, making a case for him being on the SO squad from now on. (From Billy) “You already said it all. Guy was all over the ice, chirping, mucking it up along the boards and sniping GTG and shoot out goals to keep the bruins in it as long as he could.”
The Bruins showed us what they can do with ten minutes when their back is against the wall. Yes, Tuukka had a bad game, but he saved our butts in the last Buffalo game. I’m not going to hold it against him for one bad show. We’re still the best team in the division, and we’ve got one of the best records in the whole league.