Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day


May 8, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Boston Bruins right wing

Matt Fraser

(25) celebrates his goal against Montreal Canadiens with defenseman

Matt Bartkowski

(43) and defenseman

Johnny Boychuk

(55) during the fourth period in game four of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

It’s now the best of three. The Bruins played their best defensive game of the series in shutting down Montreal’s usually explosive offense. Let’s give it up to Matt Fraser (soon to be “FroYo Fraser”).  Congratulations buddy on your first NHL playoff game with the Boston Bruins and coming up huge for the Black and Gold. (Boston Bruins)

Several powerful Montreal myths were dispelled last night:

1.) The Montreal Canadiens are undefeated in this year’s playoffs while playing at home.

2.) The Montreal Canadiens score at least three goals a game.

3.) If Ginette Reno sings ‘O Canada’, the Habs will win the game.

Now that we’ve dispelled those myths with some cold hard Black and Gold truth, let’s move on to game five.

Here’s a little Bruins love up in Montreal. (No, I’m kidding) A young child wanted to show off his Bruins pride in Montreal, and the teachers thought it wasn’t a good idea. So they made the kids not wear it until the end of the day (cowards). What’s even better is the school official coming on camera to chastise the kids for not wearing a Habs sweater in Habs country. Well done, Montreal. (Global News)

While certain employees of the province may be Bruinphobic, you have to give it to the the staff of the Canadiens organization. They put on one hell of an opening show. Even die hard Bruins fans commented on how impressive the pre-game shows for game three and four were. (YouTube)

On another fun note, here’s a guy in a bear mask, a Chara sweater, and on rollerblades having fun and taunting some Habs fans. (Vine)

A few years ago, the cries of “Thank you, Kessel!” rang out at the TD Garden. Now, the fans of the Black and Gold have been chanting “Thank you, Seguin!” Why? While Loui Ericsson and Tyler Seguin would have been a wash if not for Ericsson’s concussions, Matt Fraser and Reilly Smith have produced astounding dividends for both the Boston and Providence Bruins. Toss in Fraser’s game four OT goal, and it’s another feather in the cap of Peter Chiarelli. (NESN)

That being said, I still miss Raptor Jesus. (Rich Peverley to the rest of you.)