Bruins – Flyers Round 2

April 29, 2011

Game 1: Saturday, April 30, at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. ET (NBC)
Game 2: Monday, May 2, at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. (Versus)
Game 3: Wednesday, May 4, at Boston, 7 p.m.  (Versus)
Game 4: Friday, May 6, at Boston, 8 p.m. (NESN)
Game 5*: Sunday, May 8, at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. (NBC)
Game 6*: Tuesday, May 10, at Boston, TBD  (NESN)
Game 7*: Thursday, May 12, at Philadelphia, TBD (NESN)


Epic–Peace out Montreal

April 27, 2011

More later.  Let’s celebrate!  Horton hears a WOO!

Best of 3

April 23, 2011

The Bruins return home tonight to host the Montreal Canadiens in game five of the first round.  So far every home game has been won by the visiting team, a trend the Bruins hope to end tonight. The lineups are expected to stay the same for both teams. Here are some key points for game 5

1. Get the top line going.  The Lucic-Krejci-Horton combo has been invisible almost all series long.  The Bruins are at their best when they’re best players are producing regularly.  To add to that, when the top line is playing physical, the style of play is almost contagious to the rest of the team.

2. Get the powerplay going.  Paging Tomas Kaberle. Please wake up.  Kaberle was brought in here to help the powerplay, although the results are worse with him than without him.

3. Keep the fourth line off the ice.  The fourth line was brutal in game 4, especially Shawn Thornton.  Since Montreal doesn’t really dress a tough guy, is there really a need for Thornton?

You say Clode…I say Claude

April 16, 2011

A must win.  Biggest game of the year.  Can’t go down 0-2 going to the Bell Centre.  53 seconds in…my god you have to shitting me.  It’s called Bruins.  Is this series over?  Yes and most likely.  Sure, we’ve things happen, but how many teams beat Montreal twice at home?  Especially with Thomas’s track record in Quebec.  Let’s be real, it’s probably over. Let’s go over some issues with the past two games.

1) No speed.  This team looks like Glen Murray post lockout.  Everyone is moving at a snails pace compared to the Habs.  I swear there is 7 of them on the ice.  There forwards just blow past out defense and get to the net.  There forwards can easily pressure our D, and then curl back and clog the neutral zone because our defense and offense can’t make anyone miss.  It’s dump and run and repeat.  No possession into the offensive zone.  They scored their ONLY goal this series on a nice rush.  Majority of even strength goals in the NHL come on the rush.

2) Turnovers. All 5 of the Habs goals have come off of stupid turnovers.  Can’t do that in the playoffs.  Enough said.

3) Softies.  Look I like Thomas, but the guy gives up way too many softies.  Granted he has made some nice saves, and he can’t help the team sucks at scoring, but the 2nd Gionta goal in game 1 completely killed any chance there and the 3rd goal in game 2 just can’t happen.  He has to smother those shots.

4) Stop shooting in the fucking chest.  My god, every shot is in the chest.  Price has played well, and I don’t want to take away from him, but I could save 90% of the shots.  They need to aim for the corners/5 hole.  Every shot is in the chest.

5) Get to the net.  No one is there to bang home a rebound.

6) Shoot.  Just get it on net and on goal.  Too many blocked shots and shots wide.

7) Defense needs to jump up.  They keep peeling back at every 50/50 puck on the blueline.  Let’s go.  And stop the D to D bullshit…move it up.  Just allows the other team to setup.

I could go on.  This team is just not built to beat the Habs.  Sucks we were without Chara, but he ain’t scoring many goals himself.  This team has no legit wingers with speed and a shot.  You can’t argue that.  Majority of the past cup champions have had some  combo of lethal forwards and a number 1 center.

Sorry, but this team is not constituted for a run.  We saw it all year.  They’d go in spells where they couldn’t buy a goal and then they’d rip off a 6 goal game.  There goal total was inflated because they had like 10 games where they scored 5-6+…the rest were in the less than 3.

Seguin please.

Should Seguin play in game 2

April 15, 2011

Bring on the Canadiens

April 9, 2011

Who do you want for a first round opponent

April 9, 2011

With just one game remaining for both the Montreal Canadiens and the Buffalo Sabres, the Bruins await on which team will be their first round opponent. Tonight the Canadiens play the Maple Leafs and the Sabres play the Blue Jackets.  Assuming the Flyers win against the Islanders, then whichever team records more points will be the Bruins first round opponent. However, if the Flyers lose and the Bruins win tomorrow they play the team that records the least amount of points tonight or the team that wins the tie breaker. Montreal may be a better match for the Bruins, despite the Bruins not playing well against them this season.