The only time to bring up religion in a blog post is when God’s hockey team is playing.
The Boston Bruins have persevered through a bevy of injuries to hold sole possession of the Eastern Conference with 10 days left in the regular season. RRRAHHHHH!
Last night the B’s topped the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 in the best game of the season. TD Garden was so electric that my hair was standing on end 25 mi south of North Station. This was one of those wins that becomes a catalyst for a long playoff run.
Tuukka Rask let in an awful goal under his glove-side armpit late in the third. Other than that small, later inconsequential, blemish, he was on fire. He made 2 all-world kick saves. He was focused all night. And to top it all off, he cleared Cory Conacher out of his crease by throwing punches with his glove and blocker still on. When tendies get turnt… Conacher landed on Carlo in the crease and didn’t make an immediate attempt to get up…so Tuukka took exception. Rask threw several punches as both teams came flying into the mix. Andrej Vasilevsky, Tampa’s tendy, made the long skate to get down to Rask but the ref got in his way and at the same time Tuukka wasn’t interested in what every hockey fan dreams of: the tendy tangle.
The line of Bergeron, Marchand, and Pastrnak combined for 7 points. This line has dominated for 2 straight seasons and with the additional depth that roster has, this team is going to be a monster come playoff time. Pastrnak had himself his first Gordie…which, if that doesn’t get your needle pointed North, you’re Bob Dole, and you have E.D.
B’s are steamrolling into the playoffs like they’re on a “Mission from God.” Get your victory stogies ready Boston Faithful because this team has a real good chance at driving 4 MPH down Boylston in June.
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-The Playoff Beard