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Causeway Crowd’s Three Stars (Bruins vs Maple Leafs)


My second Bruins game of the year. I couldn’t find anyone to go with at work or in my small circle of friends so I decided to go solo. At least I’d have one seat for my jacket. It’s always amazing the feel the Garden has. Toronto’s faithful were there as well, and for being the serious minority there, they cheered with a passion and a desire that belied their small numbers. *Stick taps* That’s for you Maple Leafs fans. You were there, and you were respectful, polite, and just wanted to share the hockey expierence with us lovers of the black and gold. It’s rare for me to see Rene Rancourt sing the Canadian and American national anthems. I usually go with groups of people and sometimes getting hockey fans to their seats before the puck drop can be like herding cats.

Well, enough with that. The Boston Bruins didn’t exactly play a sixty minute game again, but it was closer to sixty than their last two games. They broke their two game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over Toronto. 15-3-3 with a team that isn’t playing its full potential yet. Can you imagine the devastation they will inflict upon the NHL when they do? It’s going to be something epic. The Bruins came out swinging, and never really let the Leafs catch up. The second line once again delivered the dominant performance on the team, and all three of them were honored as stars of the game.

March 7, 2013

Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs (@ TD Garden)

Final Score: Boston Bruins 4 – Toronto Maple Leafs 2

Three Stars of the Game:

Third: Brad Marchand , Second: Tyler Seguin , First: Patrice Bergeron

Causeway Crowd’s Three Stars of the Game:

Third Star: Brad Marchand. (From Billy)”[Marchand]continues to be one of the best players on the best line for the Bruins. He’s maturing nicely.” Damn straight he is. The Little Ball of Hate is now the Little Demon that can Skate. He was everywhere he needed to be for the Bruins tonight. Let’s face it, if it wasn’t for the second line, we’d be further down the standings than most of us would dare to admit. He even took time to chirp the hell out of the Leafs during the commercial breaks. I swear he had a ninety second ‘discussion’ with their bench, including hand gestures.

Second Star: Tyler Seguin. Tyler did well by the team tonight. Tonight’s points were more a case of him being in the right spot at the right time. Don’t get me wrong. His hands have finally been overnighted from Switzerland, and he’s almost the Tyler we knew last year.(From Billy)”[Seguin] was flung and was absolutely all over the ice. Did you see that speed? There’s a reason #ThankYouKessel was trending [on Twitter]” (From Matt)”Seguin scored the second goal of the game tonight and then added an empty netter at the end of the game to secure the win for the B’s.  He is almost back to his form from last year and his continued goal scoring is definitely a confidence booster for him and a good sign for the Bruins.”

First Star: Patrice Bergeron.  Is it me, or does it feel that the wrong man is wearing the “C” right now. Don’t get me wrong, we all appreciated what Zdeno Chara did to Alexei Emelin when he broke his stick spearing Tyler Seguin. Bergeron has been the leader on the ice, not just in points, but being the player that can cajole and motivate his team. He’s been a big brother to Seguin and Marchand, and will likely be in that role for Jordan Caron now that he is back in the big B. (From Matt)”Bergeron started the scoring for the Bruins and also added two assists. Along with killing penalties and doing all the little things he is a sure leader on this team.  I agree with Andrew when he said that the “C” would look very good on his jersey.  Although Chara is a great captain, I still think Bergeron is a better candidate. “(From Billy)”[Bergeron] Just keeps getting better and better. Centers the best line on the Bruins while being one of the top two-way centers in the league and he showed why once again tonight.”

For the second time this season, we’ve agreed with the NHL. I guess that will happen. Tomorrow afternoon, our Boston Bruins will be taking on the Philadelphia Flyers.

March 7, 2013; Boston, MA USA; Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates his goal during the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports