Man, the Bruins almost blew that one huh. Apparently if teams want a shot at beating Boston, the only thing you need to do is spot them a 2 goal lead at some point because they're sure to blow it and fight for their lives. It is inevitably bound to happen. I mean, whenever Boston takes a two goal lead, I have to tweet this out:
THE DREADED 2 GOAL LEAD— PezDOY© (@PezDOY) October 18, 2013
And while the tweet is somewhat in jest, it's actually becoming a real problem with this team over the past few years. Last night, against a clearly inferior team, Boston went up 2 goals on Tim Thomas and almost pissed it away. You can make all the excuses that you want:
- Shitty ice (and boy was it shitty)
- Shitty crowd (shittier than the ice)
- Shittiest opponent
It doesn't matter. To win this division, you have to beat the teams are the bottom and scrape against the more "elite" teams. You have to beat Tampa Bay and Florida and Buffalo. The Bruins should always win five of the six meetings against these teams.
But hey, they don't ask you how you win - they just care if you win and the Bruins won. The better part about it? They beat Tim Thomas and while Thomas looked pretty good as the game went on, he has definitely "lost it". Thomas should have remained in the Bruins pantheon, to forever be engrained as one of the best Bruins goaltenders - not only of this generation - but in the franchise. Instead he's going to wilt away in Florida, but at least we get five more games of him.
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