3/21 v Ottawa: spring is in the air

wiffleballhero

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So, Ottawa:
On the one hand... meh?
They are just a sliver over .500 and while I'm sure they aspire, they're on the outside looking in for the playoffs.

On the other hand...
What a weird little season series it has been, given what the Bruins do to everyone else. Back in the October game Ottawa had the temerity to deliver the Bruins their first loss of the season, scoring 64 seconds in, adding more to get to a 3-0 lead and finishing it off at 7-5.

One could see that early game as a little bit of an aberration, but the second match-up on 12/27 was a wild one also, with the Bruins needing a late goal just to squeeze a point out of an eventual shootout loss. Made me want to burp up the last of my egg nog.

Finally, in February things looked a little closer to what one might expect with the Bruins getting the 3-1 win, but even this one took until pretty late for that third goal.

I guess the trend line is in the right direction.

Ottawa also enters the game on the second of a road back-to-back themselves, beating Pittsburg 2-1 last night on a late power play to get the W.

With all of that in mind, I strongly encourage the Bruins to blast Ottawa to pieces like the Senators are a bunch of early spring ice chunks in the Rideau!
 

cshea

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Looks like Krejci is back tonight.

Marchand - Bergeron - DeBrusk
Zacha - Krejci - Pastrnak
Bertuzzi - Coyle - Frederic
Lauko - Nosek - Hathaway

Grzelyck - McAvoy
Lindholm - Carlo
Orlov - Clifton

Ullmark
 

Cotillion

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Keep the compete level up like it was against Buffalo, and they shouldn't have any problems.
 

LogansDad

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So, Ottawa:
On the one hand... meh?
They are just a sliver over .500 and while I'm sure they aspire, they're on the outside looking in for the playoffs.

On the other hand...
What a weird little season series it has been, given what the Bruins do to everyone else. Back in the October game Ottawa had the temerity to deliver the Bruins their first loss of the season, scoring 64 seconds in, adding more to get to a 3-0 lead and finishing it off at 7-5.

One could see that early game as a little bit of an aberration, but the second match-up on 12/27 was a wild one also, with the Bruins needing a late goal just to squeeze a point out of an eventual shootout loss. Made me want to burp up the last of my egg nog.

Finally, in February things looked a little closer to what one might expect with the Bruins getting the 3-1 win, but even this one took until pretty late for that third goal.

I guess the trend line is in the right direction.

Ottawa also enters the game on the second of a road back-to-back themselves, beating Pittsburg 2-1 last night on a late power play to get the W.

With all of that in mind, I strongly encourage the Bruins to blast Ottawa to pieces like the Senators are a bunch of early spring ice chunks in the Rideau!
Ottawa is one of those weird teams that isn't quite talented enough to be really good, but seems to play responsible defense and have just enough fire power that if you are making mistakes they can make you pay for it. They remind me of the Islanders teams from a few years ago (right before they got very good) who inexplicably gave the Bruins trouble. I think the current version of the Red Wings is in that boat as well. Not good enough to be at the top of the standings, but just good enough to put up a good fight and maybe win (or knock your socks off) every now and then.
 

McDrew

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Frederick just did some fantastic stick work behind Ullmark to turn a pressured forecheck into an offensive opportunity. He continues to make smart plays that have good results.
 

IdiotKicker

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Yeah it wasn’t a great period but they’re somehow up 2-1. Hopefully a little sharper this one. Ullmark’s puck control has also been a little lacking and has me a bit nervous.
 

Myt1

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Just catching up fast forwarding. Marchand’s hip seems to be still bothering him on the tight curl turns he does with the puck, but Jesus, his vision and passing have been incredible lately.

On the other hand, Pasta and Zacha have been playing like their sticks are dipped in Crisco the past week and a half or so.