January 5th:Washington At Boston

AMcGhie

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The Bruins (20-13-4) are 1-4-0 in their last 5. They currently sit tied for 4th in the Atlantic, 6 points behind Florida with 2 games in hand. They have not played since the Winter classic on the 1st.

The Capitals are (28-7-3) are 3-1-1 in their last 5. They're currently 1st in the metropolitan, and are 10 points up (and have 2 games in hand) on the 2nd place Islanders. They have not played since an OTL to Columbus on the 2nd.

And, since you're not seeing enough political ads yet, here's a great one:
 

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Great road team vs mediocre home team coming off an embarrassing high profile loss. The Bruins are without 3 of their best offensive players. Historically bad against Holtby. Caps haven't lost 3 in a row all season. I'm calling it: Trap game for the Caps tonight. Bruins 3-2!
 

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Oh fuck off Caps. Tom Wilson runs guys like that EVERY game and that hit needs Chimera to come fight shithead for it? Give me a fucking break.

Love seeing Wilson get smoked once in a while.
 

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Ugh that's gotta get into the net. Not going to have many opportunities tonight.
 

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I know there's not much they can do, but is this the worst lineup since the Dave Lewis era? Kemp and Talbot centering the 3/4 lines, Connolly/Ferraro as the 1st/2nd line RWs, Kevan Miller paired with Chara. At least with Koko and Griffith in the lineup we can pretend they are trying to develop the kids. This lineup is just depressing.
 

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I know there's not much they can do, but is this the worst lineup since the Dave Lewis era? Kemp and Talbot centering the 3/4 lines, Connolly/Ferraro as the 1st/2nd line RWs, Kevan Miller paired with Chara. At least with Koko and Griffith in the lineup we can pretend they are trying to develop the kids. This lineup is just depressing.
Not even close. The 2008 and 2010 teams had some horrific lineups.

Do people not realize the Randell, C Miller, Ferraro, Vatrano, and Spooner all count as "kids"? They're all 24 or younger, whereas Koko is 22 and Griffith is 23.
 

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Complete defensive breakdown there. Both the center and Seidenberg pressuring the puck in the corner/halfwall, as a result C. Miller has to pick up the guy out front, leave the backside of the zone completely wide open. Need to have better recognition throughout that they were overloaded, either have Seidenberg rotate back to the front so Miller can back off or have the weakside wing rotate down to prevent.

Blame goes to the whole line for that one. Granted it was a really nice cut, nice pass, and great finish too.
 

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Who was doing color commentary on the Mini 1 on 1? I know the voice, I know I should know who it was, but I'm drawing a blank.
 

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How that isn't boarding is confusing to me. Yet, Marchand turning into a guy is dirty. Okay. Goodness, hockey is a tough sport.
 

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How that isn't boarding is confusing to me. Yet, Marchand turning into a guy is dirty. Okay. Goodness, hockey is a tough sport.
For what it's worth, Marchand and Talbot were suspended for 5 games combined and didn't get a single PIM.

I bet Sill sits for a game.
 

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I say fuck it, if the refs aren't going to protect our players, release the Shithead, and whoever else feels like throwing down.

Edit: And by release, I mean let him fuck somebody up, just in case it wasn't clear.
 

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Oh fuck right off. Kempainnen had one hand on his stick. He can't hook a guy with one hand.

Unreal.
 

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Man is that frustrating. Missed a clear as day board that knocks McQuaid out, then a ticky tack hook called against Kemppainen.
 

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How that isn't boarding is confusing to me. Yet, Marchand turning into a guy is dirty. Okay. Goodness, hockey is a tough sport.
In fairness there was no penalty on the Marchand play either. Time will tell if there's a suspension to come...
 

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So it's gonna be one of those nights when they call everything except the major boarding penalty.
 

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How that isn't boarding is confusing to me. Yet, Marchand turning into a guy is dirty. Okay. Goodness, hockey is a tough sport.
In fairness there was no penalty on the Marchand play either. Time will tell if there's a suspension to come...
 

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I say fuck it, if the refs aren't going to protect our players, release the Shithead, and whoever else feels like throwing down.

Edit: And by release, I mean let him fuck somebody up, just in case it wasn't clear.
You mean this shithead? The one that was 5 feet away from the hit? #grit!


 

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Looked like both Shithead and Randell offered with Sill on that last shift, but Sill turned them down.