Boston Garden aka The House of Pain

I’m exhausted.

Last night’s Canadiens/Bruins game was epic.  The craziest 60 minutes of hockey I’ve ever seen.  Seriously.  Ever.

Every game between these long time rivals is emotional charged but this was ridiculous.  Ridiculously AWESOME.  I started to write this post last night, but was too emotionally exhausted so I went to sleep to collect my thoughts.

After not so restful 8 hours of sleep, here are my thought about FightFest 2011

The TD Garden, home of the big bad Bruins, will henceforth be known as the House of Pain.

Bring it.

  • This game had everything.  Lions and Tigers and Bears OH MY! 14 goals.  41 penalties.  237 fights.
  • A PLETHORA of goals.  Between two of the top defensive teams in the NHL. The poor PA guy barely had time to catch up between all the penalties and the goals.  Get that man a Ricola STAT!
  • The massive 2nd period brawl – 34 PIM handed out.
  • Crowded house in the penalty box. At one point, 6 Bruins in the penalty box, 5 in the Habs’ box.  As Pants pointed out, it is like piling people into a phone booth.

Tight squeeze

  • Goalie fight! Thomas vs. Price.  Not as epic as Johnson vs. DiPietro but entertaining none the less.  Timmay smiling and laughing the whole time.
  • All five players on one line putting up their dukes.  Now that’s what I call teamwork, boys. You fight, I fight, We all fight!  YAY!
  • Nathan Horton has a 5 point game (1 goal, 4 assists).  Could he finally be living up to his potential??
  • Lucic the Love Doctor added 2 goals and an assist.  Ryder score 2 goal-scorer’s goals. Krecji had 3 assists.  With Savvy done for the year, these guys are really going to have to produce for the Bruins to have any shot at making a run in the playoffs.

On a side note, Tyler Seguin totally bumming that he missed this game.  The youngster was a healthy scratch last night because he hasn’t exactly been playing up to par recently.  Perhaps Coach Claude thought a night watching from the stands might light his fire.  After that fightfest, I bet Ty-Ty is hitting the weight room and skating at practice twice as hard.

Forget about guns. I got missiles.

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  2. Jones Reply

    Tim and Carey’s little pillow fight was fantastic. It was like the Diva matchup in the middle of a WWE fight, except with less cattiness and more giggling. I hate the Bruins but I love Timmy.

    Also, I never noticed it watching the actual game, but in the replay – lol at Wiz’s *flying leap* onto the melee along the boards. Amazing.

    Seriously the craziest game I can remember. Campbell’s son breaking Pyatt’s face with his elbow pad at the end of the third kind of harshed my buzz though.

    (BTW, this blog is great and not only because it enables my embarassing crush on Mike Green. Keep up the good work.)

    • Thanks for the kind words. We want to spread the hockey love and if Mikey helps us to that, then we’re totally okay with that.

      Everyone loves TIMMAY!

      Campbell beat Pyatt to a pulp.

      Pants’ crush on Mikey is beginning to take on epic proportions. I fear for him when she moves to the DC area soon…

      • Cassy Reply

        Imagine what Pants and I together would be like if I end up in the locale as well! Blue-blue eyes AND Fidget BOTH!

        I’ve only seen the highlights of that game thus far! Saving it as a weekend treat 🙂

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