Thursday, September 29, 2011

Preseason Game Five: There They Are!

At last we get to see a Bruins preseason game live on television. Even though some of the other games were streamed over the Internet, there is no better feeling than watching the game from your couch on your TV. The only other feeling that surpasses that would be seeing a game live from the arena.

Anyway, the Bruins took on the Ottawa Senators tonight at the TD Garden, a game that was called by Tom Caron of NESN. I hope that was only for the preseason because Bruins fans will riot if Jack Edwards does not call the games this season. Tonight, Boston fell to Ottawa 2-1 after a late third period goal scored by David Rundblad (OTT) on the power play.

That goal culminated as a symbolic outcome to this game because this was a frustrating one for Boston to lose. They outshot Ottawa 40-20 and controlled most of the neutral zone. However, a late double minor high sticking call against Rich Peverley led to the game winning goal by the Senators.

Milan Lucic scored for the Bruins on the power play assisted by Nathan Horton and David Krejci. Daniel Alfredsson (OTT) also had a goal for the Senators. Tim Thomas did not face that many shots tonight, stopping 18 pucks on 20 attempts.

The story of the night was when Bruins defenseman Steve Kampfer left the game in the third period after colliding with Senators defenseman Jared Cowen into the boards. He eventually had to be helped off the ice with what looked like a knee injury. This will likely open the door for Matt Bartkowski to take the 7th defender spot on the roster. Kampfer would have won the job in all likelihood if it was not for this injury. It is a shame to see somebody win a job like this, but that is the nature of the sport. It is not yet confirmed on how serious the injury will be.

The Boston Bruins will finish up the preseason this Saturday night against the New York Islanders at 7:00pm.

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