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Random Bruins highlight: Kovalev fakes an injury, Glen Murray wins it

Kovalev was THE WORST.

Bruins v Canadiens Photo by Charles Laberge/Getty Images

It’s summer! We need content, you need a quick read/view. Let’s take a trip down memory lane with a daily dose of Bruins nostalgia.

When: April 13, 2004

What: Alexei Kovalev gets instant karma for embellishing a tap on the gloves.

Glen Murray! I loved Glen Murray. A true goalscorer. Deadly in the slot. Good ol’ Muzz.

On the other side of the coin is Alex Kovalev, an extremely talented forward who could pass, score and dive with the best of them. I couldn’t stand Kovalev.

All of that made this highlight instant karma for Kovalev and unbridled joy for 16-year-old me.

With the Bruins up 2-1 in the series, the B’s and Canadiens were tied at 3-3 in Game 4 at the Bell Centre. Kovalev decided double-overtime of a huge playoff game would be the perfect time to...fake an injury!

The handshaking, the bending over...gross. Then...the collision with Roman Hamrlik (GET UP!!!!!!)! Hey, a breakaway! HOLY SH*T THE BRUINS WON!


Alas, this was the last beautiful moment the Bruins would have in this series. The Canadiens would go on to win three straight, including 5-1 and 5-2 pastings in Games 5 and 6 respectively. Yikes.

Still, we’ll always have this highlight. Can you imagine what Don Cherry was saying when he saw this live?

Glen Murray ruled, man. A few years ago, I saw a Glen Murray Eastern Conference All-Star jersey, and I didn’t buy it. I regret it to this day.

Anyways, happy Tuesday!