No words required. Almost too perfect.
While everyone was surely disappointed in the Bruins’ effort against one of their “hated” rivals last Thursday against the Canadiens, they’ll get another opportunity to witness some elevated emotions tomorrow night when the Vancouver Canucks visit TD Garden. The B’s haven’t looked overly spectacular in the two meetings since the teams met in the 2011 Stanley Cup finals, losing by big margins in both contests. But with the Olympic Break around the corner, the Black and Gold will want to be at their best as we head down the home stretch.
- John Tortorella will be back on the Canucks bench tonight when his team visits the Detroit Red Wings, his first game back since a 15-day, six game suspension for his actions against the Calgary Flames. If you missed it, here’s Torts’ reaction in sing-song format:
Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien has been rather direct when answering questions from the media of late, and he once again pulled no punches last night when speaking about his team’s performance in Montreal. “That second period was atrocious and embarrassing, to say the least” said Julien, who also responded “everything” to the question of what went wrong. The Canadiens overtook first place in the Atlantic Division with a 2-1 victory at the Bell Centre last night, tallying both goals in a middle frame that also saw them outshoot the Bruins 18-7. Gregory Campbell scored Boston’s only goal, while Tuukka Rask took the loss in the Bruin net.
Well, it’s about that time of year again, nothing like ringing in the holidays with some good ol’ fashioned hate. We sit well past the quarter mark of the 2013-14 NHL season, but Thursday night will be the first meeting so far this year between the Bruins and their rivals, the Montreal Canadiens. Read on for the preview.
Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens
Thursday, December 5th – 7:30pm – Bell Centre, Montreal
TV: NESN, RDS Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub
It’s a sad day today. Longtime NHLer Roman Hamrlik, the first overall pick in the 1992 draft, is retiring. The 39 year old called it quits after 20 NHL seasons, his most recent coming with the New York Rangers where he dressed for just 12 games. Hamrlik tallied a very respectable 635 points in 1,395 games while playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals and New York Rangers. He’s also an Olympic gold medal winner as well, scoring the honor with the 1998 Czech team.
As a long time Bruins fan, I felt it only right to thank Hamrlik for all his contributions to the Bruins’ organization over the past few years. What contributions you might ask? Hamrlik never played for the Bruins you say?