Game 6 - Bruins @ Blues

PedroSpecialK

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And so here we are, another elimination game. The third SCF game 6 in 9 years with the B's down 3-2 in the series.

In light of the nature in which Game 5 was played, the panic of some Bruins faithful, and the boisterous gloating coming from our nation's Missourian afterbirth, I thought a few facts prior to game 6 would be pertinent:
  • The Boston Bruins have won six (6) Stanley Cups since the 1924-25 season. That's an average of one Cup per 15.83 seasons
  • The Bruins have defeated the Blues in the Stanley Cup Finals in their only prior meeting, a 4-0 drubbing back in 1970. You may have heard about this happening
  • The Bruins have won two separate consecutive games 24 times this season (19 RS, 5 playoffs)
  • The Bruins have lost three consecutive games 3 times this season, twice excluding SOLs
    • Do the math
  • The Bruins have faced two elimination games this season, and won each
  • The St. Louis Blues have never won a Stanley Cup since their inaugural 1967-67 season. That's an average of zero Cups per infinity seasons
  • The St. Louis Blues are not good
  • Ryan O'Reilly is both a Corsi and DUI machine
  • Ivan Barbashev's жалкая сука ass will be collecting splinters in his Adidas track suit come Sunday night
  • David Perron is grimier than Mike Ribeiro's pickup lines at the Laval Junior Academy Prom
  • Robert Bortuzzo is not good
  • Jordan Binnington is - and I cannot stress this enough - not good
  • Vladimir Tarasenko is, unfortunately, pretty good - but can be contained, and likely crosses sauces
  • Craig Berube is a Theodore Rex-looking hack whose dome will be a fixture on NHL Network's panel in less than 2 years
Nobody in the hockey world cares about the St. Louis Blues, or "Gloria", or the Gateway Arch, or any of the other shit in this series. They want to see the Bruins lose, simple as. Guess what? Not happening. Not until next preseason.

Last year, It took one of the worst officiating errors to date to turn the tide, with McAvoy being tripped preceding a Tampa goal to push the Bruins to the brink of elimination. The Bruins' will was broken and they ultimately lost the series.

This year, no amount of officiating ineptitude can get in the Bruins' way. The offenders won't be named because they don't matter. This team has come back from so much more, so often this season, that I almost feel bad for the Blues.

The Bruins will win Game 6. There will be a Game 7. There will be a victory parade.

Beat these shits on Sunday and we go again on Wednesday
 

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We need to channel a wee bit of the Syracuse Bulldogs tonight
 

Bellhorn

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To my eye, Binnington gives up more juicy rebounds than any playoff-opponent goalie since James Reimer. Conclusion: Bruins win in 7.
 

j44thor

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Going to be sad in 10 years when all those girls in STL named Gloria realize they were named after a failure.
Also no one will ever be named Gloria again ever.
 

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Going to be sad in 10 years when all those girls in STL named Gloria realize they were named after a failure.
Also no one will ever be named Gloria again ever.
At least the ones who grow up to be 5’4 have an out.
 

McBride11

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Lets go! Lead us PSK.

Forget the dirty Blues and the blind refs, get line 1 and 2 rolling and destroy the Blues.
Seems an old Boston past time to ruin St. Louis teams dreams (and former STL teams), so lets keep that train rolling.
 

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The Bruins have faced 3 road games this year in which they could have gone down by 2 games in a series or lost the series - Games 4 and 6 against Toronto and Game 4 against Columbus. All three of those games were Bruins wins. All three of them are the strongest games the Bruins have played this postseason.

And the Bergeron line has 17 combined points over those three games.

The recipe tonight is very simple - have your best players play like your best players.

Look, it's been really nice that Boston has allowed St. Louis to stick around and gain a little bit of hope that they might win this thing. The city of St. Louis deserves a little hope every now and then, given, well, St. Louis. It's not an easy place to live, and it's clear that the citizens of St. Louis are fired up about maybe, just maybe experiencing something positive instead of consistently having people and teams leave for greener pastures.

But ladies and gentlemen of the midwest, your time is up.

We've kept you alive to this point, only because there is nothing more painful than being on the cusp of victory and have it snatched away from you with it within your grasp. Some people might say that St. Louis has earned the right to be here. I disagree. St. Louis has been kept in this series because the Bruins have wanted to keep them around. At best, St. Louis is the third most-talented team the Bruins have faced this postseason. St. Louis knows this. Despite having never won a Stanley Cup, tickets on StubHub are cheaper for tonight's game than they are for Game 7 in Boston.

Know why?

Because no one in St. Louis trusts that the Blues can actually win this thing tonight. There's no reason to spend the money if you're just going to lose anyway.

And tonight, it's time to prove that fact. Because you bet your ass that we aren't losing 3 games in a row to these slew-footing, cheap-shotting, bagel-murdering clownshow.

Fuck that noise.

It's time to play some hockey. We have 758 minutes until game time.

The Blues elimination party begins tonight.
 

Kenny F'ing Powers

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I'm always cup half full, overconfident with the Bruins. Like to rally against people crying in game threads. Bruins always got this.

I dont feel it this game. I dont know why.

Someone tell me how much of a coward I'm being, please.
 

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I'm always cup half full, overconfident with the Bruins. Like to rally against people crying in game threads. Bruins always got this.

I dont feel it this game. I dont know why.

Someone tell me how much of a coward I'm being, please.
What do we say to the god of death?

Knock it off you human fleshlight, the Bruins fucking got this.
 

IdiotKicker

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Most of Boston's greatest sports moments came out of exactly this situation. Red Sox against the Yankees in the ALCS in 2004? No chance. Patriots against St. Louis in 2001? No chance. Bruins against Toronto in Game 7 of 2014? No chance. Patriots against the Falcons in the Super Bowl down 28-3? No chance.

Every one of those situations was worse than this one.

Do I still need to tell you how much of a coward you're being or are you good?
 

PedroSpecialK

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I'm always cup half full, overconfident with the Bruins. Like to rally against people crying in game threads. Bruins always got this.

I dont feel it this game. I dont know why.

Someone tell me how much of a coward I'm being, please.
Aww, are the big baddie Blues gonna win? You scared of Rob Thomas and St. Louis Pat Maroon? Is Jordan Binnington going to control his rebounds?

You of all people, good grief. Sack up and cancel your Wednesday night Canasta game.

 

TheRealness

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I'm always cup half full, overconfident with the Bruins. Like to rally against people crying in game threads. Bruins always got this.

I dont feel it this game. I dont know why.

Someone tell me how much of a coward I'm being, please.
Oh you’re a goddamn psychic now? Can you give me some good stock tips? Get the fuck out of here Ms. Cleo and get you’re fucking man pants on. They are coming back to Boston to win this fucking thing.
 

Dr. Gonzo

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I was more nervous about Game 6 in Toronto than I am about tonight’s game. Bruins have been the better team for a vast majority of the series and it just doesn’t seem plausible for the Blues to win three straight. Embarrass them tonight on their home ice and then skate on the Garden ice with the Cup on Wednesday.

Plus, Tuukka has been nails in elimination games and they have a minor league goalie that can’t control rebounds and can be beat five hole at will.

Crush them

 
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I woke up with my usual pants tent but unlike typical days this one isn’t going away until it’s satisfied by the mauling I’m going to witness tonight. I have tickets to game 7 and I plan to use them. Do I need to wait until after tonight’s game to book my flight? Fuck no I don’t.
 

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A win of any kind will do, but in any event I’m really hoping they keep Emrick’s whiny “The Cup is in the house” statements to a minimum. Might have to have to keep the sound down and then turn my head toward my Farrah Fawcett poster whenever they show the thing on tv.
 

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I woke up with my usual pants tent but unlike typical days this one isn’t going away until it’s satisfied by the mauling I’m going to witness tonight. I have tickets to game 7 and I plan to use them. Do I need to wait until after tonight’s game to book my flight? Fuck no I don’t.
Confidence aside, you can generally cancel flights within 24 hours of booking them... so verify that and book now.

Anyone remember what happened against Vancouver when the B’s trailed 3-2 in the finals?
 

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Oh, is there a game tonight? I was under the impression the season was over. Huh. Might as well win.
 

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Rask needs to have the game of his life tonight; forget about the referees, Gloria, the goonery, the narrative about the Blues and how wonderful of a story it will be that these sad sacks finally win a cup.

Limit the defensive breakdowns and the rebound opportunities, stone this team and bring the series back to Boston.

Pitch a shut out, 3-0 with an empty netter at the end to clinch the win.
 

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have not seen this posted yet: Pete Blackburn is saying that he “has heard but can not confirm” that Marchand has a broken hand. I heard this on the “Bruins Hockey Coverage” podcast, the most recent so: “Sunday Skate”.
Blackburn said his sources are oddsmakers in Vegas who follow the injury threads.
As most would probably speculate, the thought is that this happened during the scrimmage before the Finals started. Take it fwiw...
 

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Thanks guys. Backes is coaches decision because of performance or lack there of, is that right?
They're not going to match the physicality that STL is bringing, with or without Backes. Kuhlman gives them some speed. I think if anything it's just a different look.
 

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Devastate their poor midwestern souls. Play like the champions you deserve to be. Be the greatness you so desperately seek. Skate hard. Hit hard. Visualize the puck going into the net.

I’ve been calling on debrusk to get it going all playoffs. He finally saw one go in last game. Cmon Jake, be a leader tonight.
 

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If that type of bulletin board material doesn’t piss you off, not much will.

Hockey Gods, I trust you are seeing this.

Win.
 

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I love skating Kuhlman. The Blues stack the blue line and no one has been able to skate through it. So dump it in and go get it. Kuhlman can out skate almost anyone on St. Louis, so it makes a lot of sense to dress him.
 

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have not seen this posted yet: Pete Blackburn is saying that he “has heard but can not confirm” that Marchand has a broken hand. I heard this on the “Bruins Hockey Coverage” podcast, the most recent so: “Sunday Skate”.
Blackburn said his sources are oddsmakers in Vegas who follow the injury threads.
As most would probably speculate, the thought is that this happened during the scrimmage before the Finals started. Take it fwiw...
if that scrimmage actually cost us a healthy Marchand for this series, I'm going to be a bit livid.
 

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I love skating Kuhlman. The Blues stack the blue line and no one has been able to skate through it. So dump it in and go get it. Kuhlman can out skate almost anyone on St. Louis, so it makes a lot of sense to dress him.
I agree with this. I want speed. Backes can go hit a beer.