Last Skate of The Day, February 1, 2014


Feb 1, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman

Torey Krug

(47) scores a goal past Edmonton Oilers goalie

Ben Scrivens

(30) during the third period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins took on the Edmonton Oilers at the TD Garden this afternoon. By the end of the third period the price of a barrel of crude oil had fallen sharply due to all the bear fur that was in the drum. The Black and Gold played a full sixty minute effort in a 4-0 drubbing of Edmonton. It was a sweet homecoming for their captain (and former Bruins alternate captain) Andrew Ference, then the game started and it turned sour for him. Chad Johnson earned his second career (and first as a Bruin) shutout in the performance stopping all twenty two shots that went his way.  (Boston Bruins)

For the sake of fairness, here is what the Edmonton Oilers thought of the game. Hang on long enough and you’ll hear Andrew Ference gush about how much he loves Boston and how much he hated getting his head handed to them by him. (Edmonton Oilers)

On the subject of Ference, he gave a post game interview where he did nothing but heap praise and love for the Boston community, the Bruins organization and how touched he was by the pre-game presentation made by the Bruins to honor their former alternate captain. He calls Boston a “special city” several times through the interview. (CSNNE)

The Bruins weren’t done after plugging the Oilers this afternoon. They had to put on their best and head over for the annual Bruins’ casino night to help support the Bruins Foundation. There they mingled with Bruins fans, played (and dealt) table games, and made a special presentation to the father of Bruins fan’ Sam Berns who lost his battle with progeria last month at the age of 17. (NESN)

Moving on to games on the horizon, the Vancouver Canucks will be coming into town on Tuesday. The Bruins last played them on December 14th where a flu-ridden, tired and injured squad was practically run over in a 6-2 drubbing that still annoys some of us who bleed Black and Gold. This time around, we’ve got a healthy squad who is willing to hand that drubbing right back to the Canucks and make them feel like it is June 15, 2011 all over again. (Causeway Crowd)