Game 2 - Bruins v. Blues

PedroSpecialK

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See? They don't have shit.

Tarasenko can score when it's put on a plate for him, wow. Edmundson is garbage, Berube can't hide Bortuzzo / Gunnarsson against any of the B's forward lines without last change, and Bouwmeester's legs will fall off after his next 24+ minute effort. And oh yeah, Binnington got beat 6 times and chirped by Krug and Marchand all night.

Win Wednesday and take command.

PS Pat Maroon is from St. Louis
 

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Wait, there's already another game tomorrow? What is this sorcery.
 

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Bettman has promised they will finish the series sometime before the heat death of the universe.

Probably.
 

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The Krug annihilation and chirp brought me to climax several times.
 

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How can this game not be on NBC? We get NBCSN here but only SD. Nothing like an SD hockey game.
Jeez. I think I'd watch it in HD on a 24" computer monitor before I watched it in SD on any size TV. Hopefully, its at least letterboxed so you dont get a 4:3 broadcast in which puck-carriers and goalies making saves are often off-screen.
 

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I do love that though...I mean, you couldn't delay the season for one week?
That probably came up in a meeting.

"We could push back to another night."

"But we always premier on Wednesday"

"No you idiot. Push the game back another night. Who cares about hockey?"
 

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To paraphrase K Dot:

I'm geeked and I'm fired up
All I want tonight is to get high up
Bs, you look so good, it's to die for
Ooh, that hockey's good, it's to die for
 

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Fans going to St. Louis for Games 3-4 (if necessary) probably should get some restaurant recommendations from Pat Maroon. Seems like he knows a lot about the place.
 

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The ratings are actually about the same.
True... though one would think the ad sales CPMs for the live sports event would be significantly higher than the rate card for American Ninja Warrior.

Edit: That said, Comcast needs to give MVPDs besides itself a reason to carry NBCSN and promising that it'll feature a few games of the Stanley Cup finals is a pretty good cherry. I'll allow it.
 

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Aside from two gaffes by the Bruins, St. Louis was remarkably unterrifying through the entirety of Game 1. Tarasenko? Meh, I could have scored from there. Schwartz? More like Sucks. I don't even know the names of any other forwards because they were that unmemorable. And there's nothing worse in hockey than being unmemorable, except for being Edmunson. On the other hand, the Bruins top line didn't record a point while Binnington was still in net. And after our first-period slumber was over, we outscored them 4-0 for the rest of the game.

In conclusion, St. Louis is so fucked. Chase them back to the other side of the Mississippi down 2-0.
 

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Is it 8 yet? Had to catch game 1 from a JetBlue older screen. Needless to say I'm quite pumped to be watching this one at home.
 

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@Smiling Joe Hesketh - make sure to get and frame your rally towel from tonight. Just for you.


Pucks on net.
I wonder if "pucks on net" was a directive in Game 1 as well. It seemed like the B's were not afraid to throw some relatively benign-looking shots at JB throughout the game. It seemed counter-intiutive as it let a first-time SCF goalie loosen up with some easy saves, and we certainly have heard all about his puck-handling dexterity, but there must have been something there.
 

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I wonder if "pucks on net" was a directive in Game 1 as well. It seemed like the B's were not afraid to throw some relatively benign-looking shots at JB throughout the game. It seemed counter-intiutive as it let a first-time SCF goalie loosen up with some easy saves, and we certainly have heard all about his puck-handling dexterity, but there must have been something there.
Kuraly's goal was the direct result of a puck on net that Binnington handled poorly.

Pucks on net.

(and if anyone has a moral objection to Barstool content, but gets one of those towels. I'll gladly cover shipping costs for you to send it to me.)
 

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I wonder if "pucks on net" was a directive in Game 1 as well. It seemed like the B's were not afraid to throw some relatively benign-looking shots at JB throughout the game. It seemed counter-intiutive as it let a first-time SCF goalie loosen up with some easy saves, and we certainly have heard all about his puck-handling dexterity, but there must have been something there.
What's there is that he is no Bobrovsky. Throw lots of rubber at him at some will go in. McAvoy's goal was stoppable from a dialed in elite goaltender. He's good but he's going leak a few. On top of that his body language sucked in game 1. Lots of head shaking and drooped shoulders, so a few "could have had that" goals might affect a rookie's play under the brightest lights. Plus I thought the PP was trying to be a bit too fine and made one too many passes in game 1. Load the the cannons and fire away.

That and he's a douche for the hook and elbow.