3 up 3 down


1. David Krejci. Was one of the few players showing any effort out there tonight. Montreal was clearly trying to be overly physical with Krejci, who held his composure for most of the night. The cheap shot from Tomas Plekanec got a retaliation from Krejci, and rightfully so. 

2. Patrice Bergeron. Bergeron continues to be the Bruins best overall player. His line generated the most chances all night long and they all finished with a 0 +/- rating.  Dominate again in the faceoff circle, winning 9 out 0f 12.

3. Dennis Wideman. Wideman continues to look better as the season progresses. He is still far away from where he was the previous two seasons. 


1. Matt Hunwick. Just a bad night overall. Soft play, bad turnovers, and little effort gives Hunwick the top spot.  He responded with setting up the lone Bruins goal, but the negatives far out weigh the positives.

2. Tim Thomas. Granted, Thomas did not receive much help in front of him, he clearly played his worst game of the season tonight.  5 goals allowed on only 23 shots before getting pulled for Tuukka Rask.

3.  The powerplay. Just embarassing. Failing to score on two different 5 on 3’s, one which was the full two minutes. Lack of movement from any of the forwards combined with multiple bad passes, contributed to a dreadful powerplay all night long.


15 Responses to 3 up 3 down

  1. Bruins says:

    despite getting his fair share of shots i thought ryder was abysmal tonight. we should definitely unload his contract this offseason if we can

  2. psands says:

    Bruins, i am a huge thomas supporter, all im saying is next year we will need some extra cap space, and if rask keeps playing like he does, then he will be ready to be our #1 and as much as i like thomas, we will not need him.

    only one goalie plays at a time, and i am not a fan of having 6.25 locked up in goalies, if rask is ready, use timmy’s money to make some other moves. this is what happens in the cap world, im over it, i will miss timmy if he ever does leave, but its a business, and the bruins have to do everything possible to build a winner.

    • Bruins says:

      even if rask keeps up his play the entire year, i still dont think we should trade timmy. what if rask was a flash in the pan (i dont think he will be, im just saying)? if he continues his play into next year then maybe you start talking about moving timmy. all the talk right now is pretty premature. thomas has been nothing short of exceptional every year, and is a steal at that 5 mil cap hit right now. i understand wanting to move him because of rask emerging, but until rask REALLY proves he can handle the load, all this talk is pretty premature.

      on top of that, with savard signing, the cap situation wont be as bad as originally thought, and for whatever reason rask signed without wanting to showcase his skills more, which is good for the b’s. as of right now it looks like we have the best goaltending duo in the league, and until rask clearly takes over, thomas is the number 1.

  3. Mat Allen says:

    I’m enjoying this goaltending tandem, but what a rough night for Thomas.

  4. ELWOPPO says:

    What in gods sweet name was that? Why are we having trouble with the Habs? Thier sooooooooooo shit! I guess the french faggots were due for a win after losing 4 straigh! But 5-1 come on! Anyway we better get are shit 2gether tonite, other wise were never gonna hear the end of it!!!!

  5. Nik says:

    Guys don’t worry, the bruins are now pumped and want revenge. Guess who we get to take it out on, the stupid retarded enemies from Toronto.

    Oh i hope Kessel gets knocked out, not that i’m hating or anything, just as a bit of karma 😉

  6. willisss says:

    i hope he gets knocked out…screw karma, im straight up hating

  7. Bruins46 says:

    psands I understand what you’re saying Tuukka is definetely the future and I know Timmy hasn’t been phoenomenal thus far, but he is still a Vezina caliber goaltender who will still be good over the next 4 years of his contract…plus you can’t top the passion of that guy

    Oh, and Chara better drop zit face tonight when he tries the toe drag, since he apparently didn’t want to hit anyone last night

  8. backbruin says:

    Extended 5-3 when it was 1-0 and we didn’t score and as soon as the penaties expired we all new what was going to happen (quick goal by the habs). That was the end of the game right there. To fancy with the cross ice passes, instead of down low quick crease passes. Tim Thomas should go nowhere give your head a shake. Talk about giving up on a guy who’s carried us for two years. They needed a game like that from a team like that if you ask me. They were rolling and that gane against that team will jumpstart these guys. Watch tonight the leafs have been playing great hockey of late, let’s see how they respond!

    rask will play tonight, right?

  9. willisss says:

    not trying to get anyone going here but come on, who cares about the Vezina. i want the BIG prize and tuukka is the man who can bring us there. hes proven himself. why is everyone waiting for him to self destruct? tim thomas did not CARRY us last year. our goal scoring did. i just dont feel the comfort level with timmy is, i feel it with tuukka

    • Bruins says:

      man i really have to disagree with you on this one. remember that huge slide we had last year towards the end of the year (before we finished like 8-2 or whatever)? the only bruin that never slumped was thomas. night in and night out he gave you what you expected of him. in all of his games including the playoffs he only dipped below a .900 save percentage (average save percentage) 11 times; thats nuts. and even then, he only had one really bad game, and that was a win against toronto, and most of the times was having an exceptional game.
      i fully believe in rask and am not waiting for him to self-destruct, nor do i think he will. ut you cant take the chance of trading thomas after 2 great providence seasons and an awesome start to a rookie season. remember hannu toivonen? i think rask will be awesome for a long time, and will take the starters role eventually, but theres no way we can trade thomas now.

  10. backbruin says:

    Tim Thomas was huge last year no and’s if’s or but’s, willis i disagree 100%. Who cares about the vezina????? are you serious, do you think it was because of are gola scoring that he received that award. Cmon bro your off track here, but i like what rask has done let’s not throw him to the wolves to early!

  11. me says:

    why was krejci not on the low post on the 5 on 3 with savard on the other side. in that situation it was a must score situation.


    i don’t know why wideman is one of the ups he was caught trying to get the bench and left my boy 21 all alone on a 2 on 1

    • Bruins says:

      haha ference is actually someone’s boy?

      but yeah, wideman’s been pretty bad the whole year. how ironic is it that basically every bruin has a career year last year except for bergeron, and then this year bergeron looks better than ever, and everyone else is slumping? ridiculous…

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