Poke the Bear. Get the Chuck.

Last night, Bruins beat the Jets in a shoot-out.


Top line of Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, and Brad Marchand looks great, especially the Squirrel, who was all over the ice, collecting up all those acorns.

That’s cool.

Tuukka Rask played well and looked sharp in the shoot out.


But, people, not all was well.

Bergeron, Patrice - stitches 2

Noooooooooooooooooooooooo! Do I see stitches on Patrice Bergeron’s face?  STITCHES?!?!

I weep.

What horrible person had dared to mar his perfect face with these Frankenstein stitches?

If I find them, we will have words.

It really should be a crime against humanity.  It’s like going to Florence and shooting paintballs at the statue of David.

Hopefully, Bergeron will heal quickly, his plastic surgeon can work his magic, and we can all get back to this.

Moving on….

I know we are only two games into the season, but so far the Bruins have looked strong.  In addition to the Bergeron line, the 2nd like of David Krejci, Milan Lucic, and Nathan Horton has also played well.

Additionally, the Bruins’ 3rd and 4th lines have done their part.  It is important not to underestimate the importance of those other lines in the overall success of your team. They are the guys that go up against the other teams’ top players. They are the ones that muck and grind and create opportunities to put more points on the board.

Bruins have just about the best 3rd and 4th lines that you want – Chris Kelly, Danny Paille, Rich Peverely, Shawn Thornton, Greg Campbell, Chris Bourque.

Side note: I got to see all the Bruins, in their glory, in person on Saturday when I was at the Bruins home opener vs the Rangers.  I was able to secure tickets through a friend and then as an added bonus, I was able to gain access to a suite thanks to my new hockey friend, Mike.

photo (11) My happy place.

I will admit that when Rick Nash was on the ice, my attention was diverted but can you honestly blame me?  It was the first time that I’d seen him play live ever so I just had to look.   ( And in case you were wondering – yes, he looks like a beast out there.  But oh so silky smoove on his skates. )

Bruins won that match up.  Lucic, Paille, and the birthday boy Johnny Boychuk scored. Shawn Thornton fought Mike Rupp. Literally three seconds later, Greg Campbell dropped the gloves. Bruins face off tomorrow against the Rangers at MSG.

Shout out to Steve at Adaptive for letting me hang in the suite and take in all the action.  Hello to all the nice people I met, too – Cathy, Jackie, Pat, and Ryan. Hope to see you at a game soon!

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For those Bruins fans out there, click here for a video of Saturday’s player introductions.

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  1. That Supernatural gif totally just made my day!

  2. Holly Reply

    I am drooling with envy. It was a glorious season opener for us Bruins fans.

    Patrice Bergeron is perfection, and a tiny little scar can only underscore how perfectly perfect the rest of him is.

    I think it was a nice touch that the Fates deemed that new dad Milan Lucic scored the first goal of the season, too.

    • I wonder if his scar will affect his beard growing abilities comes playoff time. Will he have a little bald spot there?

      • God, the Professor is visual perfection.

        • Cassy Reply

          Oh yes he is, even sporting some serious scruff. I have witnessed in person. Right up next to him. His arm around me. Having my picture taken.

          Ok, I have to go lie down now.

          Ps I named my teddy bear after him. No kidding!

  3. Janelle Reply

    I thought as women we were supposed to dig scars ;). And no mention of Lundqvist rocking his flow during the Rangers game? Did you miss it? I thought it was hilarious.

    • Oh, chicks dig scars, especially us. Just not when they are on a face as perfect at Bergeron’s. We partial to scars like Michael Del Zotto’s.

    • RIGHT??? You know the season’s officially kicked off then Jonathan Toews is walking around the locker room in his underwear. Huzzah!

      • Cassy Reply

        Chuck, by the way, you lead the charge on the offender and I’ll bring up the rear to get the person who gave our lovely professor the scars.

        Am I allowed to ask professional questions of Bergy regarding his scar when we get our medals for services to the Bruins?