Fans will be out in full force tonight, looking for any opportunity to start "CA-REY!" and "Carey is a girl's name" chants. We've been priming our pipes for tonight's game. Section 306 will be rocking.
A win would put the Bs on top of the Northeast Divison.
DOY friend, DWatson783 was on fire with his Bruins-Habs tweets. He's pumped.
After the jump... we smooch more Shawn Thornton ass, game day links and an awesome Bruins-Habs rivalry video...
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Shawn "Wayne" Thornton -- aka the Third Greatest NHL Player of All Time -- scored his third goal last night, tripling the amount of goals he scored last season. His career high in goals scored in the NHL is six, happening in the 2008-2009 Bruins campaign.
Over the summer we had this prediction:
He's getting 60 goals this season.
Bank it. It's happening. We're sticking with that prediction. He's taking home the "Rocket" Richard Trophy next summer, leaving Crosby and Ovechkin crying in their cartons of milk.
And last night, DOY friend Alex Cole came up with an interesting tweet -- NHL stars who Thornton has more goals than.
It was brilliant, so we're running with his idea.
After the jump... guys Thornton the Sniper is outscoring...
Apologies for the brevity and formatting of this post, we're experiencing some technical difficulties. We promise we're not getting lazy!
Well, as of the second period, that was unexpected...
Oh and not only did Shawn Thornton got the the game winning goal, but he was also the number one star!
But really though, this was the best possible outcome for the Bruins. Sure they let up 4 goals, but they also showed that they can be productive offensively without Krejci. And to all they people hoping to see Cooke get his face destroyed tonight: isn't it better to see a win than to see the "Cookie Monster" ruined in a fight???
Before the season, the Days of Y'Orr staff was talking about games we weren't looking forward to. Of course the first game against the Flyers came up. If you don't know why you are probably on the wrong blog.
But the first game against the Penguins also came up. We are not looking forward to this at all. Why?
Hey, call us bad fans but we're sick of the Cooke-Savard thing. At least the revenge aspect of it anyway. Yes, the hit was dirty. Yes, it sucks that Savard still isn't on the ice and may never be the same player.
But those of you expecting Cooke to end up in a pool of his own blood on the ice are likely in for massive disappointment. The only thing anyone is going to talk about all day is the hit. Every channel that covers sports is going to show repeated clips of Savard going down. Like we need to keep seeing that.
Thornton fought Cooke in the "revenge" game anyway before the Bruins decided playing hockey was dumb and got dominated by the Penguins in their last meeting.
And then of course the same people, some the very same who bitch about fighting in hockey, will talk about all the different ways the Bruins should torture Cooke. Or murder him. Not sure if people are aware, but the NHL frowns upon on ice stabbings. Thats one of the reasons Happy Gilmore's career never took off.
After the jump... some other tasty nuggets in Bruins-Penguins history...
We are here today to mourn the loss of David Krejci... Krejci was given a hard, but clean, check... The Hockey Gods are cruel and saw it fit to take Krejci from us too soon. Krejci will be joining recently departed Marco Sturm in that press box in the sky. Now, a moment of silence for David Krejci.-- Days of Y'Orr staff
We wrote that back in May after Mike Richards broke Krejci's wrist, ending his season and, consequently, the Bruins season. We're not saying the Bruins season is done -- far from it -- but it's just another big, clean hit on the poor Czech that has knocked him out of the line-up. It's deja vu for Boston again. Instead of Richards, it's TJ Oshie (who earlier knocked Chara off his feet) that injured Krejc. Fluke injuries.
If we were Dan Shaughnessy, we'd talk about some stupid Center's Curse that would become a national phenomina, but we're not assholes, so we won't.But the Bruins have gone from a team with a plethora of centers at its disposal to looking for a temporary plug up the middle.
Bruins perceived 2010 center problem
Current Bruins center problem
More on Krecji and the Bruins centers after the jump...
This is either a grand fuck up or one cruel, cruel joke played by Yahoo! Sports.
Yes, Justin vomited a little after making this draft pick
Eeks. Poor Price is already trying to live up to the legacy left behind; to have Yahoo! Sports think that he was the one traded to St. Louis and will start against the Bruins is just another kick in the balls. It's like Halak's shadow is lurking wherever Price goes.
Also, they spelled normally wrong in the recommendation bit.
Let's face it. The Bruins only showed up for the third period last night. Not sure what was said in the locker room, but it lit a fire under their ass. They tired the game only to lose anyways. They deserved to lose; they played like crap.
Good news is they were able to do in 10 minutes what it took the Caps to do in 40.
But poor Tuukka Rask. Kid gets tossed in a spiraling game when the team is down three goals. Bs tie. He gives up one goal and gets hit with the loss. While Thomas still has a perfect record.
Life isn't fair. C'est la vie! as Bergeron would say.
Not that Thomas was to blame either. Giving up a 3-on-1 while you're on the power play is Bush League
We know the media were getting a boner at the idea of a Thomas vs. Halak (early-Vezina candidates) match-up, but Two-Us-Two-Ks-Two-points should get the start tonight. We expect Rask to come out solid. Last night was a nice warm up; let him brush off the rust.
If you're near the Boston area, be sure to hit up the Boston Sports Blogapolooza II over at the Baseball Tavern by Kenmore Sq. Days of Y'Orr's own Jon Fucile will be in attendance to talk hockey during the Bruins/hockey panel discussion.
After the jump... some interesting stats, projected line up and game day links/video...
The Bruins showed up too late and lost too many faceoffs as they fell to the Crapitals. Games like this are frustrating. If the Bruins had showed up for even 10 minutes in the first two periods they would've won. And then to add insult to injury the Caps were diving left and right. How do they even look themselves in the mirror every day?
Thomas finally got to know how Rask feels. No help at all. Game should've been like 8-0 after the second but Thomas said no. Caps where laying down on the ice more than Thomas. Caps were diving so deep they saw fish.
After the jump... a recap brought to you by the Russian Olympic Diving team....
Remember, remember, the fifth of November; the gunpowder treason and plot...
Yea, it has nothing to do with hockey. We're just history dorks over here at DOY HQ.
Bruins take on the Washington Crapitals once again. Last time we saw the Crapitals, the Bruins defeated them in the home-and-home games, including what should've been a home opener shutout for Mr. Tim Thomas who decided he felt bad for Washington and gave them a free goal -- boost their morale or something.
Thomas continues to defy expectations and physics with his play of late. He's hot, like real hot, and the Bruins are enjoying every minute of it.
Bruins are responsible for half of Washington's losses so far this season.
Not much else to say to preview the game. We're wondering how long it'll be before Oviechicken slew foots someone in the corner out of pure frustration.