Last night, Bruins beat the Jets in a shoot-out.
Top line of Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, and Brad Marchand looks great, especially the Squirrel, who was all over the ice, collecting up all those acorns.
Tuukka Rask played well and looked sharp in the shoot out.
But, people, not all was well.
Noooooooooooooooooooooooo! Do I see stitches on Patrice Bergeron’s face? STITCHES?!?!
What horrible person had dared to mar his perfect face with these Frankenstein stitches?
If I find them, we will have words.
It really should be a crime against humanity. It’s like going to Florence and shooting paintballs at the statue of David.
Hopefully, Bergeron will heal quickly, his plastic surgeon can work his magic, and we can all get back to this.
I know we are only two games into the season, but so far the Bruins have looked strong. In addition to the Bergeron line, the 2nd like of David Krejci, Milan Lucic, and Nathan Horton has also played well.
Additionally, the Bruins’ 3rd and 4th lines have done their part. It is important not to underestimate the importance of those other lines in the overall success of your team. They are the guys that go up against the other teams’ top players. They are the ones that muck and grind and create opportunities to put more points on the board.
Bruins have just about the best 3rd and 4th lines that you want – Chris Kelly, Danny Paille, Rich Peverely, Shawn Thornton, Greg Campbell, Chris Bourque.
Side note: I got to see all the Bruins, in their glory, in person on Saturday when I was at the Bruins home opener vs the Rangers. I was able to secure tickets through a friend and then as an added bonus, I was able to gain access to a suite thanks to my new hockey friend, Mike.
I will admit that when Rick Nash was on the ice, my attention was diverted but can you honestly blame me? It was the first time that I’d seen him play live ever so I just had to look. ( And in case you were wondering – yes, he looks like a beast out there. But oh so silky smoove on his skates. )
Bruins won that match up. Lucic, Paille, and the birthday boy Johnny Boychuk scored. Shawn Thornton fought Mike Rupp. Literally three seconds later, Greg Campbell dropped the gloves. Bruins face off tomorrow against the Rangers at MSG.
Shout out to Steve at Adaptive for letting me hang in the suite and take in all the action. Hello to all the nice people I met, too – Cathy, Jackie, Pat, and Ryan. Hope to see you at a game soon!
For those Bruins fans out there, click here for a video of Saturday’s player introductions.