The Bruins are showing some character, finally, on the ice and are finding ways to win games -- be it from behind against the Pens, a blowout vs. the Sens or a crazy, back-and-forth epic against the Flithadelphia Flyers. Wins, obviously, matter and the Bruins are finding ways to get points in the standings. They haven't always been pretty as of late, but ugly wins can turn into winning streaks. Hopefully the Bruins can keep the ball rolling against Pittsburgh this afternoon.
It wasn’t a game for hockey purists or for those who know that a hockey team’s success is defined by superlative goalie play. And it certainly wasn’t a game featuring execution that either coach will be happy about. It was a game made for the fans - and the fans ate it up. And after the game, in a Bruins locker room that has too often been a somber place after a hockey game this season, there was enough cheer to make one believe it might still have been the holiday season.
First off. Mark Recchi sucks. During his third round of duty with the Penguins, Mark Recchi could barely skate. But not now. He is like 56, and he is scoring devastating goals against the Pens. Just really pisses everyone off.
Favorite Bruins-Related Photoshop or Gif:
Most Annoying player on the Bruins:
Mark Recchi fronts the list in our minds.
Recchi was a known cancer in his last years as a Pen. But he is still scoring. Such a joke.
Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp - Mark Letestu - Chris Conner
Max Talbot - Dustin Jeffrey - Craig Adams
Brooks Orpik - Kris Letang
Paul Martin - Zbynek Michalek
Alex Goligoski - Deryk Engelland
*No clue if Jeffery will play. Lovejoy did not make the trip to Boston.
Bruins lines from Days of Y'Orr
Michael Ryder-Marc Savard-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Blake Wheeler-David Krejci-Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Steven Kampfer
Dennis Seidenberg-Johnny Boychuk
Matt Bartkowski-Adam McQuaid
*not sure who gets the nod in goal*