Game 5 - 2022 Conn Smythe Winner Jeremy Swayman steals a game @ WindyWaterMammals

Rosey Ruzicka

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I will share my top secret game thread creation method with you all. Not sure anyone else will get to make a gamethread this year since the Bruins will probably win the next 14, but feel free to use this method next year when the B's start their cup defense.

Step 1 - Get really drunk
Step 2 - Write gamethread

Redemption season continues for Debrusk who scores the game winner, Tony DeAngelo takes a dumb penalty, and the universe continues to right itself. I know I am supposed to wait for the morning but fuck your rules.
 

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Lindholm is not on the ice for morning skate. It appears he's out.

Marchand - Bergeron - Pastrnak
DeBrusk - Coyle - Nosek
Hall - Haula - Smith
Foligno - Lazar - Wagner

Grzelyck - Carlo
Forbort - Clifton
Reilly - Brown

Swayman

Real uphill climb tonight given the state of the defense.
 

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So, my two kids have started watching a little hockey with me before bed. The two year old can only pay attention to so much, so she always asks where the goalie is and pretends to be a goalie when we play floor hockey and claims to be a goalie at irregular intervals throughout the day. Specifically, she has decided that she is Linus Ullmark, when she’s not demanding extemporaneous stories about her adventures with Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman, both of whom we must call by their first and last names at all times.

On Mother’s Day, she woke up from her nap and I told her that the Bruins won. She immediately started yelling about Linus Ullmark. So, when I told her that Jeremy Swayman had been in net, she immediately got a horrible, sad, chin quivering face. She has lots of feelings when people are denied things—even things that they don’t want, like food they don’t eat. It’s all very unfair in her mind.

Being the resourceful bullshit artist I am, I quickly explained that Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman are such good friends that they give each other enormous, silly hugs after each win and asked if she wanted to see a replay of the hug. So, we came downstairs and fast forwarded to the post-win hug and she was utterly transported with joy. The six year old, much more emotionally understated as she is, responded with an “Awwwww, I like it.”

There have been dozens of two-year old shouts of “GOALIE HUG!” over the past couple of days (she has decided that Mommy is Jeremy Swayman and Daddy is Tuukka Rask, and fuck if I don’t wish I were retired). Her balance and gross motor skills leave a little to be desired—the bow is more often a crouch—but she is utterly elated.

Beat the ‘Canes. Bring the hugs.
 
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Jordu

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That is not good news. Much tougher on the road to protect the third pair.

If the Bergeron line gets contained by the Staal line, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Pastrnak moved back with Hall and Haula.
 

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So, my two kids have started watching a little hockey with me before bed. The two year old can only pay attention to so much, so she always asks where the goalie is and pretends to be a goalie when we play floor hockey and claims to be a goalie at irregular intervals throughout the day. Specifically, she has decided that she is Linus Ullmark, when she’s not demanding extemporaneous stories about her adventures with Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman, both of whom we must call by their first and last names at all times.

On Mother’s Day, she woke up from her nap and I told her that the Bruins won. She immediately started yelling about Linus Ullmark. So, when I told her that Jeremy Swayman had been in net, she immediately got a horrible, sad, chin quivering face. She has lots of feelings when people are denied things—even things that they don’t want, like food they don’t eat. It’s all very unfair in her mind.

Being the resourceful bullshit artist I am, I quickly explained that Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman are such good friends that they give each other enormous, silly hugs after each win and asked if she wanted to see a replay of the hug. So, we came downstairs and fast forwarded to the post-win hug and she was utterly transported with joy. The six year old, much more emotionally understated as she is, responded with an “Awwwww, I like it.”

There have been dozens of six-year old shouts of “GOALIE HUG!” over the past couple of days (she has decided that Mommy is Jeremy Swayman and Daddy is Tuukka Rask, and fuck if I don’t wish I were retired). Her balance and gross motor skills leave a little to be desired—the bow is more often a crouch—but she is utterly elated.

Beat the ‘Canes. Bring the hugs.
That's a great story.

Twitter shared this Goalie Hug Card that someone created for the playoffs.

View: https://twitter.com/pkuncis/status/1523764419960119296?s=20&t=-_LlpiP6YJpWl7EBFBH3Ew
 

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As for the game, an outside the box option I would've considered is going 11F/7D and putting Ahcan in for Wagner. It'd give them a little more puck movement and offensive ability. They could shelter Ahcan with soft ozone starts, and keep his minutes down while not compromising the defensive stuff they're looking for.
 

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Very curious to see what impact the absences on D have on their offensive approach in a road game. In the best of times, they ain't exactly a wide-open, free-wheelin' bunch to begin with.

They're aren't a lot of great options for Cassidy. I imagine he'll try and limit their exposure and spend more time counterattacking than anything else. That may keep it close and avoid destroying Swayman's confidence, but I feel like it will almost certainly end up in a 3-2 or 4-2 loss.
 

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So, my two kids have started watching a little hockey with me before bed. The two year old can only pay attention to so much, so she always asks where the goalie is and pretends to be a goalie when we play floor hockey and claims to be a goalie at irregular intervals throughout the day. Specifically, she has decided that she is Linus Ullmark, when she’s not demanding extemporaneous stories about her adventures with Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman, both of whom we must call by their first and last names at all times.

On Mother’s Day, she woke up from her nap and I told her that the Bruins won. She immediately started yelling about Linus Ullmark. So, when I told her that Jeremy Swayman had been in net, she immediately got a horrible, sad, chin quivering face. She has lots of feelings when people are denied things—even things that they don’t want, like food they don’t eat. It’s all very unfair in her mind.

Being the resourceful bullshit artist I am, I quickly explained that Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman are such good friends that they give each other enormous, silly hugs after each win and asked if she wanted to see a replay of the hug. So, we came downstairs and fast forwarded to the post-win hug and she was utterly transported with joy. The six year old, much more emotionally understated as she is, responded with an “Awwwww, I like it.”

There have been dozens of two-year old shouts of “GOALIE HUG!” over the past couple of days (she has decided that Mommy is Jeremy Swayman and Daddy is Tuukka Rask, and fuck if I don’t wish I were retired). Her balance and gross motor skills leave a little to be desired—the bow is more often a crouch—but she is utterly elated.

Beat the ‘Canes. Bring the hugs.
We cannot lose after this story. Thanks for sharing.
 

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So, my two kids have started watching a little hockey with me before bed. The two year old can only pay attention to so much, so she always asks where the goalie is and pretends to be a goalie when we play floor hockey and claims to be a goalie at irregular intervals throughout the day. Specifically, she has decided that she is Linus Ullmark, when she’s not demanding extemporaneous stories about her adventures with Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman, both of whom we must call by their first and last names at all times.

On Mother’s Day, she woke up from her nap and I told her that the Bruins won. She immediately started yelling about Linus Ullmark. So, when I told her that Jeremy Swayman had been in net, she immediately got a horrible, sad, chin quivering face. She has lots of feelings when people are denied things—even things that they don’t want, like food they don’t eat. It’s all very unfair in her mind.

Being the resourceful bullshit artist I am, I quickly explained that Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman are such good friends that they give each other enormous, silly hugs after each win and asked if she wanted to see a replay of the hug. So, we came downstairs and fast forwarded to the post-win hug and she was utterly transported with joy. The six year old, much more emotionally understated as she is, responded with an “Awwwww, I like it.”

There have been dozens of two-year old shouts of “GOALIE HUG!” over the past couple of days (she has decided that Mommy is Jeremy Swayman and Daddy is Tuukka Rask, and fuck if I don’t wish I were retired). Her balance and gross motor skills leave a little to be desired—the bow is more often a crouch—but she is utterly elated.

Beat the ‘Canes. Bring the hugs.
Excuse me I need to stop cutting onions. Strong work Dad. She will come around to Swayman after the Bs win the Cup
 

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98.5 is also reporting he's in the building and will be taking warm ups.

If he was still in COVID protocol, he would not be allowed to be with the team/be in the building.

Getting a Ray Borque game 7 vs the Whalers vibe from 1990? Or maybe 1988, I'm misremembering.
 

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That's some news I wasn't expecting. This sound be a huge emotional lift to the team that should already be feeling good. Score the first goal, lay a huge hit on DeAngelo and crush their spirits
 

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Not to be a downer but if McAvoy played game 3 with symptoms... Is it not likely most/all of the guys who played game 3 have Covid?
 

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It doesn’t matter or change anything but I don’t think it was a false positive, otherwise he would’ve been with them yesterday.

If they are back dating to Thursday, he was presumably being tested. Tested negative Thursday-Saturday, positive Sunday, negative Monday and Tuesday to clear. Butch did sayMcAvoy was “feeling better” yesterday to lay the groundwork for testing out.
 

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Le’ts Fucking GO!

Swayman gonna be huge tonight. I smell it.
 

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Having covid sucks. Playing NHL hockey with covid... These guys are all lunatics.