Nice win for the Bruins last night. After falling behind the Blue Jackets 2-0, seeing Chara go down with a knee injury and yanking Timmy in the third period, Boston was still able to pull out a win. Definitely a character-building game; thankfully it was against Columbus.
And leading the charge for the Bs was none of than... wait... let us look it up...
Alright. New rule: Do a shot of Jose Cuervo everytime Corvo scores.
After the jump... recap, bitches...
Shawn Thornton and Jared Boll decided their last dance was so much fun that they should do it again. Some big hits. Twos punches Boll helmet off his head.
BJs hit the scoreboard first, though.
Rick Nash -- that guy that was in Bruins trade rumors -- would be the man to do it. A Chara half-slap gets blocked, and the puck is dished off to Nash who's jerking off by himself at center ice. He's already behind Chara and beats Thomas low glove side.
Bad defense or bad luck. Your calll. 1-0, BJs.
Later on in the first, weird goal. With Lucic in the box, BJs go on the PP. Carter shoots the puck, it gets slowed down by passing bodies and sticks and goes right to Brassard. Thomas falls to his stomach. Brassard flips the puck between his legs and Carter, following up on the play, slips it through Timmy. Meanwhile, four Bruins are just standing around. No idea.
Columbus almost makes it 3-0 after Timmy mishandles the puck. Prospal wrists a backhander but Timmy sprawled for the save.
Bruins storm back though in the final two minutes of the period. After Krejci's wrap-around pass gets knocked away, Looch dishes to Corvo. Corvo wrists it from the blue line and it amazingly gets through 100 bodies and passed Sanford's bright blue pads. Goal.
Less than a minute later, Horton decides to pitch in on the scoring. Ference shoots the puck wide. Looch gets it and dishes it out to a wide-open Horton who's just sitting there in the slot. Wrists it. Boom. Goal.
Two goals in 45-seconds. Boston's been a beast at scoring multiple goals within a minute or two of each other.
Bruins continued the scoring frenzy early in the second. Looch takes the puck by the wall throws it across the ice to an open Chara. Big Z releases a cannon of a shot. No way Sanford had a chance on that goal. Top shelf. Goal.
Umberger scores on a weakass goal through Timmy's five hole. Thomas was a slut last night; couldn't keep his legs closed. It's ok, big guy, it happens to the best of us.
3-3. Julien saw enough of a bad night Thomas. Pulls him for Rask.
Corvo takes a puck pass from Seidenberg, skates up to the top of the face off circle and blasts a shot. Goal.
"Make it a double!" -- Edwards. You got i, buddy.
Let's take a closer look at the Corvo goal image above. Is that... is that... Peter Chiarelli?
What a heal turn by the Bruins GM. Betcha it's a Nash jersey.
BJ announces started cyring 'cause Pouliot got pushed into Sanford.
1) Wasn't "in the middle of the blue area of the crease." More like the edge.
2) D-man wasn't letting Pouliot move away.
3) Keep diving, Sanford.
Later in the third, Chris Kelly continues to score. Behind the net Bergeron finds a super-sonic wide-open Kelly in the slot. Sanford didn't have a prayer even if he didn't suck.
Best part of that goal is Kelly isn't even excited he scored. All apart of a day's work for the Terrorist.
Kelly can smell the extra money wrack up with each goal he scores this year. Guy's an all-around solid hockey player. Huge pick-up by Chia last season.
Bruisn win, 5-3.
Big question is how bad is Chara's injury? Minor? Major? Hopefully nothing serious. If it's bad, it'll mean the rest of the Bruins D need to really step up.