A matinee game, against the Rangers, wearing the third jerseys. That's a recipe for disaster usually, but not today. Zdeno Chara had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick to lead the way to the win. The Bruins were down 2-1 after two periods, but managed to overcome a ridiculous record by the Rangers - they were 9-0-0 this season when leading after two periods, and 95-0-6 in their last 101 games when leading after two. Say goodbye to that zero, blueshirt fans.
- Eriksson racked up another point tonight, making him 3-8-11 in eight of his last 12 games. Swedes. Swedes for days.
- Brad Marchand had an excellent game tonight as well, with two points and a lot of really solid work around the net.
- It goes without saying but Tuukka Rask had a very good game, bouncing back from that travesty in Detroit. Yes, the argument can be made that not much of that game was his fault, but it's still got to be mentally tough to watch six goals go past you. He made 17 saves on 19 shots tonight - also good to see the defense not letting much through.
- The Rangers struggled to sustain much zone time in this game, and only had 27 total corsi events to the Bruins' 47. Score effects!!!
- On the fence about Chara's fight. While yes, it was greatly satisfying to see him beat Brian Boyle's dumb face in, it's also not great to have your best defender off for five minutes. But it was incredibly satisfying anyway, and nothing terrible happened in the ensuing five minutes, so.....
- Both Rangers goals came exactly 1:22 after a Bruins goal. Which begs the question: do the Bruins have a tendency to let up after a goal, or was tonight just a fluke?
- The Bruins are 7-2-0 when they fight this season. They are 49-22-3 since the start of 2011-2012 when the game has at least one fighting major. RIDDLE ME THIS, SERVO.
In which Rick Nash is a punk
Brian Boyle, you are not the brightest crayon in the box
Off Girardi and in and it's 2-2!
And a laser from the blue line from Chara puts the B's up to win it.
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Right now, #Bruins RW Brad Marchand is like a golfer who has one or two bad holes that easily disguise a solid round.— Mick Colageo (@MickColageo) November 29, 2013