Before the bandwagon fans all decide to jump ship after one game – one road game – John Cusack has some advise for you:
Are we chilled?
So I missed the first period because I was in the studio laying down tracks for the new band I’m in. Peaked your interest yet? Well, check out this link. We’re playing a couple gigs in July so come on out and check out the band.
Like I said, I missed the first period. I got in the car pretty much after the first period intermission had wrapped and my hour and a half (or so) ride home was accompanied by Dave Goucher and Bob Beers on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Groucher calls an excellent game on the radio. It was if he was setting up the highlights they’d be playing the next day on every scoring opportunity and when Thomas made his saves it was as if he was saving the entire game.
I got home as they dropped the puck in the third period. Finally some TV. Already I missed the radio calls. I don’t like the national NBC guys. They may be good at their job but I’m used to “New” Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley. Those are the guys I want calling my hockey game.
The game stayed scoreless through the third period including an amazing save by Tim Thomas on a breakaway. After that save I thought it was the Bruins game to lose. They would just need to get that one goal, like in game seven against the Lightning, and they’d seal the deal.
Well, that didn’t happen. Just like game seven could have been either team’s game this really was anyone’s game. The Bruins penalty kill was very successful including a power plays in the second that had them down two men (even if it was for 8 seconds). But with 18 seconds, or so, left in the game the Bruins gave it away.
Of course it’s my blog and my opinion so I’m going to blame the goal on Boychuck. Trying to clear the zone the puck got away from him and was intercepted by Kesler who fed Hansen who fed Raffi Torres who beat Thomas for the game’s only goal. Bruins lose 1-0 and go down 1-0 in the series.
Again, it’s only one game. So chill out. Don’t lose faith yet. This is the exact kind of game the Bruins should be successful with. They just need to find a way to beat Luongo.
I guess the good news from yesterday is that it’s being reported by the Japanese media that Dice-K will need Tommy John surgery. Sayonara Dice-K.