Saturday, March 15, 2014

Game 67: Eight In A Row? You Bet

Loss (n) - the fact or process of losing something or someone.

It does not appear that word is in the vocabulary of the Boston Bruins organization right now. They just will not chalk up an "L" in the right column of their overall record.

And now watch, they will drop the next five games. The metaphorical "jinks" is upon the team, but let's pray that is not the case. 

Anyway, fresh off Claude Julien's 300th win as the coach of the Black and Gold, the B's schedule continues to truck along. They hosted the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon. This was the first time since November that these two teams hooked up for a meeting. With that amount of time elapsed between matchups, one can forget their opponent rather easily.

In case you forgot, the B's have dominated the season series thus far. This is a nice change of pace since the Canes have owned the Bruins in recent memory. Boston was looking for the season sweep on this day against the Staal Brothers. 

Chad Johnson was between the pipes in search for his eighth-straight win at home. Daniel Paille made his return to the lineup after missing the last two games with a concussion. Also, Matt Lindblad was recalled from Providence on Friday and made his NHL debut in this one. It looks like it is the time to start resting some starters. Because of that, Shawn Thornton was a healthy scratch. 

The Bruins dominated this game and completed another season sweep of a particular team. This was a front-to-back effort with everyone playing hard. Bruins five, Hurricanes one. Simply put. The fans in attendance can surely attest to the prowess showed by this team, especially in the defensive zone. That turned into great offense, particularly from the top line. What an effort put in by this team on Saturday. 

The Bruins will play their next game on Monday night against the Minnesota Wild-their first meeting of the season.

Gold Star: Milan Lucic...With one goal and two assists, he got the B's going with his offense and his physical play. 

Black Star: Matt Lindblad...Patience, kid. It is your first game. You will get there.

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