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March/April NHL Game Thread

Discussion in 'Rick Middleton's Pron 'Stache: Bruins Forum' started by cshea, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. cshea

    cshea Member SoSH Member

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    Figured maybe we could have a thread for some of the out of town games the rest of the season.

    Lots of games of interest to the B's tonight.

    TOR/FLA
    TBL/OTT
    CHI/MTL
    NYI/CAR
     
  2. LogansDad

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    The OTT/TBL one is a tough one to choose. Kind of want OTT to win to get TBL a few more points behind, I think. And really just want TOR/FLA to not go to OT.
     
  3. kenneycb

    kenneycb Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play SoSH Member

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    FLA is probably done so I'm on the Strombone bandwagon tonight.

    Edit: Carolina up 2-0 on NYI halfway through 2. They're up 10-4 on NYI over the past 4.5 periods on their home and road.
     
  4. cshea

    cshea Member SoSH Member

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    FLA, CHI, OTT and CAR I think is the correct rooting answers for tonight.
     
  5. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

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    Comcast has a NHL center ice freebie. All those games are on right now.
     
  6. LogansDad

    LogansDad Member SoSH Member

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    Carolina now tied with the Islanders
     
  7. kenneycb

    kenneycb Hates Goose Island Beer; Loves Backdoor Play SoSH Member

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    FLA looks to be in the clear against TOR. TB and OTT are tied after two and it looks like NYI is going to at least get one point tonight. Habs are down 2-0 after two.
     
  8. LogansDad

    LogansDad Member SoSH Member

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    Tampa vs Ottawa being a 3 point game sucks
     
  9. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Toronto vs Chicago goes to OT

    EDIT--and the Black Hawks win with 16.9 seconds to go. One point for Toronto
     
  10. cshea

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    OTL's for Toronto and NYI. Tampa loses in regulation. Good night on the out of town scoreboard.
     
  11. Jordu

    Jordu Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Just coming here to post that. Bruins 3 points up on Toronto (Leafs have 1 game in hand), 4 points up on Islanders, 5 points on TB.

    11 games to play.
     
  12. LogansDad

    LogansDad Member SoSH Member

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    Man, these next 4 games are absolutely huge.
     
  13. joe dokes

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    Reg losses better. (Duh). But B's still with big win and ROW lead for tiebreakers.
     
  14. The Napkin

    The Napkin wise ass al kaprielian Dope SoSH Member

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  15. twothousandone

    twothousandone Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    The explanation is that Panik (with the puck at the top of the screen) didn't touch the puck until Toews touched the blue line. Thus, Panik didn't "have control."

    Because the official declaration was "inconclusive," I believe they were saying they could not overturn because they couldn't conclude Panik touched the puck (thus had control) before Toews tagged up.

    The broadcasters (even notorious Chicago homers) sad they were confident the goal would be wiped out (Colorado was appealing because of the offside violation). They were incredulous when it was deemed a good goal, but then got the low-down on the rule and the review.
     
  16. LogansDad

    LogansDad Member SoSH Member

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    Doesn't Toews have to touch the white on the other side of the blue line, though? I thought once you or the puck was in the zone, you were in the zone until you touch the white ice outside of the blue line....
     
  17. cshea

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    Nope, he just has to touch the blue line.
     
  18. LogansDad

    LogansDad Member SoSH Member

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    Ok, I completely misunderstood that rule, then. Thanks.
     
  19. cshea

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  20. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Easy rooting night tonight: Go Rangers vs. the Islanders, and Go Columbus vs. Toronto.

    Bruins need those teams to lose or even the Wild Card might be out of reach.
     
  21. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Toronto up 2-0. It's time for them to start sucking
     
  22. LogansDad

    LogansDad Member SoSH Member

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    2-5. Just 2-5 against Ottawa and Toronto this year and the B's are sitting pretty.

    But, NOOOOOOOO, they have to get exactly zero points against them. They deserve this.
     
  23. Salem's Lot

    Salem's Lot Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog! SoSH Member

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    Polak just almost killed a guy. Boarding major. Then he acted like he got hurt on the play so he wouldn't have to answer the bell. Puke.
     
  24. BoSoxFink

    BoSoxFink Stripes SoSH Member

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    Bruins are no longer in 3rd place as Toronto wins and still has another game in hand on the Bruins
     
  25. Jordu

    Jordu Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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  26. TFP

    TFP Dope Dope

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    Well tonight couldn't have gone any worse.
     
  27. cshea

    cshea Member SoSH Member

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    Backing in is no way to go about doing it anyways. Gotta win hockey games.
     
  28. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I've seen this movie before.
     
  29. lexrageorge

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    Key this week is to salvage 4 points from their critical slate of games this week, and avoid giving a point to the Isles. That will put them at least 4 points in the wild card, although the Islanders will still have a game in hand (6 if the Isle's lose in Pittsburgh tomorrow night).

    The only thing working in the B's favor is that the teams not named NY or Tampa have a tough slog to catch up, and the B's can still control their own destiny with 2 regulation wins this week. And there is only one remaining back-to-back, and the tail end of that is likely an L anyway (in Chicago).
     
  30. MiracleOfO2704

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    Maybe, but like I said in the game thread, they need two out of the three chasing teams (Toronto, Tampa Bay, NY Islanders) to play well down the stretch to knock the Bruins out. Their schedules are definitely interesting down the stretch.

    First, the Bruins' schedule:
    Tonight vs. Tampa Bay
    Sat. @ NY Islanders
    Tues. 3/28 vs. Nashville
    Thurs. 3/30 vs. Dallas
    Sat. 4/1 vs. Florida
    Sun. 4/2 @ Chicago
    Tues. 4/4 vs. Tampa Bay
    Thurs. 4/6 vs. Ottawa
    Sat. 4/8 vs. Washington

    Toronto:
    Tonight vs. New Jersey
    Sat. @Buffalo
    Tues. 3/28 vs. Florida
    Thurs. 3/30 @ Nashville
    Sat. 4/1 @ Detroit
    Mon. 4/3 @Buffalo
    Tues. 4/4 vs. Washington
    Thurs. 4/6 vs. Tampa Bay
    Sat. 4/8 vs. Pittsburgh
    Sun 4/9 vs. Columbus

    NY Islanders:
    Fri. @ Pittsburgh
    Sat. vs. Bruins
    Mon. 3/27 vs. Nashville
    Thurs. 3/30 @ Philadelphia
    Fri. 3/31 vs. New Jersey
    Sun. 4/2 @ Buffalo
    Tues. 4/4 @ Nashville
    Thurs. 4/6 @ Carolina
    Sat. 4/8 @ New Jersey
    Sun. 4/9 vs. Ottawa

    Tampa Bay:
    Tonight @ Bruins
    Tomorrow @ Detroit
    Mon. 3/27 vs. Chicago
    Thurs. 3/30 vs. Detroit
    Sat. 4/1 vs. Montreal
    Sun 4/2 vs. Dallas
    Tues. 4/4 @ Bruins
    Thurs. 4/6 @ Toronto
    Fri. 4/7 @ Montreal
    Sun. 4/9 vs. Buffalo

    From that, I think Tampa's in trouble (5 points back, 1 game in hand, lots of tough games). On the other hand, the Islanders can probably surge if they play well on the road (six road games left, but only tomorrow's game in Pittsburgh involves a clearly better team). Toronto's the wild card in this, as they have some cupcakes coming up and end on a 4-game homestand, but that home stretch is BRUTAL (playing all three top Metro teams in a week, including Pittsburgh and Columbus on back-to-back to end the regular season). If the Metro division spots are all up for grabs still on the last weekend, Toronto could be flattened just because they'll all want the perk of facing a weak Atlantic/NY Islanders team over the other team that didn't win the division.

    tl;dr: The Bruins have to step up, but they're still in a decent spot all things considered.
     
  31. Salem's Lot

    Salem's Lot Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog! SoSH Member

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    They need to win these next two games or they're screwed. Losing 5 in a row with what happened the last two years would send them in a tailspin. It would be nice if Rask could put a zero up tonight.
     
  32. NYCSox

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    I get that just making the playoffs is an accomplishment in and of itself and we'd be happy with it, but realistically they need to get into third place and avoid being swapped out to the Metro (only to serve as cannon fodder for the Caps and Pens) to have any chance of making some kind of run.
     
  33. joe dokes

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    Nice work penguins. Nyi scores with 1 second left.
    Edit: Isles get hosed on interference.
     
  34. Salem's Lot

    Salem's Lot Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog! SoSH Member

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    He hooked the goalies arm. It was interference.
     
  35. Dropkick Izzy

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  36. catomatic

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    Sub-optimal. I'll be at Barclays manana. Whiteknuckled....
     
  37. kenneycb

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    Both the Isles (Nashville) and Bolts (Chicago) are down two in the second in the game in hand on the B's.
     
  38. Dummy Hoy

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    I like how they play when matched up with Pitt. Washington not so much.
     
  39. LogansDad

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    Bolts now tied, Isles pulled to within one. Please let the Bruins get some help tonight.
     
  40. cshea

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    Isles down 2-1 with 15 min left. Tampa has rallied from down 4-1 to tie Chicago after 2. Wings leading Hurricanes 3-2 with 9 min left.
     
  41. TFP

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    Carolina tied it with the net empty and is in OT right now.
     
  42. cshea

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    Canes lose. Preds ENG leaves the Isles 20 seconds away from a regulation loss.
     
  43. TFP

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    Really would like Chicago to pump a couple in here.
     
  44. BoSoxFink

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    Stupid ass Chicago is going to lay down to all these teams but Sunday they will come out flying and kill the Bruins. They're annoying
     
  45. TFP

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    Well that overtime was exciting as fuck.
     
  46. burstnbloom

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    This is coming from a place of absolute bias, but the loser point is fucking stupid. Toronto has to win out to finish with more wins than losses this season but because they lose in OT more, they are in the driver seat against the Bruins. Of course, the Bruins deserve this, but that is a stupid rule.
     
  47. lexrageorge

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    I'd be all for this if they also get rid of the gimmick, oh I'm sorry, shootout.
     
  48. twothousandone

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    It was a boring final 5 minutes, and a bring OT, back when there were real ties. Is that really what you want to go back to? That's the reason for the point -- OT used to be snoozer because no one wanted to take a chance on coming away with zero.
     
  49. The Napkin

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    I don't have a problem if they keep the loser point but they should go to the 3-2-1 model yesterday.
     
  50. Salem's Lot

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    I'd make them play 3 on 3 in overtime until someone scores. Get rid of points all together. A win or a loss and games behind in the standings.
     

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