Bruins Hang 7 On Blackhawks

Well, at least the Hawks didn’t score first on Saturday…

The Bruins did. They scored the first two in fact. But before the scoring extravaganza could break out, Brad Marchand had to go and be Brad Marchand.

Anthony Duclair was injured on the play and did not return to the game, skating only 59 seconds for the afternoon.

Noel Acciari opened the scoring short-handed and David Krejci scored a power play goal less than three minutes later and it appeared the Hawks were running on fumes.

Then Erik Gustafsson had a really good 30 seconds.

A Gustafsson blast was tipped home by Jonathan Toews only 17 second after the Krejci goal to cut the Boston lead in half.

Gustafsson took care of the business end himself 29 seconds later, unloading a big shot to tie the game at two.

John Hayden was recalled before the game on an emergency basis; Vinnie Hinostroza had to take care of a family matter, according to the team. Hayden drops the gloves with Sean Kuraly 5:41 into the game; it is Hayden’s fourth fight in the NHL this season.

Hayden helped the Hawks in a positive way early in the second period when he rifled home his fourth goal of the season.

Unfortunately, the parade to the penalty box continued and didn’t help the Blackhawks. Tomas Jurco went to the sin bin and Krejci scored his second power play goal of the afternoon to tie the game at three.

Arguably the most exciting moment of the afternoon sadly was the end of the scoring for Chicago. Rookie Matthew Highmore scored his first career NHL goal at 15:46 to regain the lead for the Hawks.

Gustafsson picked up his third point of the afternoon with an assist on the Highmore goal.

After 40 minutes, the Blackhawks had scored four goals against Tuukka Rask and took a lead to the third period.

Should we stop now? Before the bloodshed?

Boston scored three times in less than three minutes to blow the doors off the joint and effectively put the Hawks to bed. David Pastrnak, Brian Gionta and Rick Nash did the dirty work and the Hawks were a step slow on all three as Boston ran away and hid in the third.

Kuraly added the extra point into the empty net to make the final score 7-4 in favor of the home team.

JF Berbue wore it all, allowing six goals against 39 shots in an ugly afternoon that didn’t see him getting much help from the skaters in front of him.

The Hawks went to the box six times and allowed four power play goals.

After the worst game of each of their respective careers, the top line of Toews, Brandon Saad and Patrick Kane was more active on Saturday. Kane led Chicago with five shots on net. Toews scored his 19th of the season and won 15 of 23 at the dot. And three of Saad’s six shot attempts were on net in the loss.

31 thoughts on “Bruins Hang 7 On Blackhawks

  • March 10, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    The Hawks won 5-on-5 game 4-2 … however they lost the special team game 0-5 giving up 4 PP goals and a shortie.

    Gustafsson is as good in the o-zone as he is bad in the d-zone.

    To bad Toews forgot how to one-time the puck.

    Nice to see Hayden back and he and Highmore score goals.

    It will be interesting to see the Hawks response tomorrow against those guys.

    Regarding draft positioning – the Hawks are doing their part, hopefully the Wings, Oilers and Rangers start doing theirs.

  • March 10, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    “JF Berbue wore it all, allowing six goals against 39 shots in an ugly afternoon that didn’t see him getting much help from the skaters in front of him.” Pretty much sums up our season: consistently poor back end help with substandard backstoppers. Some of our young d-men will improve next year. But D and G need to be addressed in the first couple of rounds and/or trades. In the mean time, welcome Hayden and Highmore. They looked good.

  • March 10, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Boston was very beatable. I see them going in a slump soon because i saw many bad habits by them. I’ll enjoy that too since i dislike the bruins. Marchand is the poster boy as to reasons why.

    Speaking of the little ball of douche…i mean hate. I was listening to the Boston feed and the play by play guy defending Marchand was annoying.

    I like the forward lines now.

    The defense not so much.

    As soon as saw Kaner take the 4 minute penalty I thought “oh thats how we lose the game” lol

  • March 10, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Forgot to add i really like Highmore. Shows heart and i like his moxy. Showed after his goal.

  • March 10, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Wonder who is coming up for duclair with his injury unless vinnie is back. Entertaining 2 periods. Last one not so much.
    Another early one tomorrow. Get back at them boys.

  • March 10, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    What a Sad game from the HawKS from a number of perspective. Sad on Q rolling out Sharp on the 2nd unit PP. Sad effort from Keith on the shorty and sad effort getting back. Sad a pathetic response from the Hawks on the Marchant play. What an absolute piece of garbage play from a piece of shit player! Ending up catching Mark Lazerus on 670 the score today he was really calling out Stan’s last 2 resignings and essentially said Stan was over paying for guys. He did hard a rosey outlook on the Hawks next year either.,I don’t Blane hime.

  • March 10, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    My guess if is Hayden is already up he stays up for Duclair

  • March 10, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Boston was missing (arguably) their best player Bergeron, a guy Hawks fans hate but is effective when slotted on the 3rd/4th line Backes, and their stud rookie D-man McAvoy – who is one of 3 rookies Boston has in the top 15 of rookie scoring (Heinen and DeBrusk are the other rookies), with all 3 of them playing key roles.

    I don’t know if they are good enough to beat TB but they have a pretty impressive lineup.

  • March 10, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Keith on for 5 goals-elephant in the room? I do get that the goal-tending is sub-par.
    Kampf one of the true nice developments this year.

  • March 10, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Marchand is a piece of crap. A cheap shot artist and a poor excuse for a good hockey player. He knew exactly what he was doing to Duclair and the refs completely blew the call, as usual, with that idiot. Someday, he will get what’s coming to him.

    John Hayden needs to stay up here and get quality NHL shifts along with Highmore. To be honest, I don’t need to see Duclair anymore. I want to see more of Gus on the PP and ALOT less of Keith.

    This was a tough game to watch from the halfway point through the third period. JF Berube looks like a good back up for next year. I really hope that McDonough gives SB his walking papers and gets a GM that knows how to negotiate contracts and not over pay for players. The new guy needs to draw a hard line on “no trade” clauses, too.

  • March 10, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    I couldn’t understand Foley and Eddie saying that Marchand tried to avoid Duclair he pulled his head back and caused his leg to buckle under him. The 2 worst defensemen on the ice today were Keith and Seabrook which is hard for me since Seabs has always been my guy. I’m tired of Keith always getting a pass he stinks right now. My biggest fear is at seasons end they will keep Bowman and dump Q. Stupid penalty by Kane gave Boston what they needed to win. Love Hayden, DeBrincat and Kampf’s game. Hopefully we show up tomorrow!!

  • March 10, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Keith continues to play seemingly distracted. His errors are mounting up as the season progresses. From lackluster passing, to getting sadly out of position, he’s becoming somewhat of a liability. I realize that I’m overlooking the good plays that he makes that I probably don’t or wouldn’t notice, but it is getting tough to watch his overall game night in and night out. He can still go the minutes but something is up. I don’t want to see him go in any kind of trade. I want him to turn it around.

    I know that the Blackhawks have two or three mental skills coaches. I assume that they are certified therapists. Each person has their own “deals” going on in their lives. I hope that the professional staff of the Blackhawks can help some of these guys get back on track.

    This may sound like sort of an over the top analysis when we all want to just put blame on players, coaches and contracts. But, however, teams have such paid professionals on their staffs for reasons and have for some time.

    Go Blackhawks!!!

  • March 10, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Didn’t see game, saw we were up 4-3 after 2nd with BOS getting a SH goal and 2 PP goals. With that we should have been the team that scored 7. Not this yr with bounces and breaks.

    What a bounce or break. A break is when the refs/or instant replay officials fuck our team and/by letting other team get away with dirty hits (headshot in other games).

    For now the cause is to secure a high top pick, that’s how BOS got good again. They have 4 really good young players that’s why there good. We will have 5 once we get high top pick, other 1st pick, Jokeru, Schamltz and Debrincat.

    While Chara was sitting on top of Bicks, Shawzer put 63 in his place towards the end of game 3. From that point on we turned the corner and didn’t look back.

  • March 10, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    high top pick…. 5 really good young players….

    One with the universe. One with the universe. Nothing matters.

  • March 10, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Dave- I have the same fear. There is not a coach in the NHL that could do anything with this atrocious D. Bowman is responsible for this D group and should be fired.

  • March 10, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Hard to take these games at this point at face value. That’s the thing about east teams just ahead in points they are in a playoff race and little bit of incentive. Agree with posts that young guys improving and getting some chemistry together. Hayden looks to be up to stay, not how you wanted it to happen but good game for him. Be good to see some more noticeable improvement by young defencemen though. Wouldn’t be disappointed to see Keith and Seabrook as 3rd pair for a few games if not rest of the way and let the other guys be the main guys and see if they respond with an extended chance. But without dependable goalie makes it harder. Definitely thought if Marchand kept skating they wouldn’t have been any contact or very minimal with Duclair.

  • March 10, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Nobody knows what woukd have happened TT stayed, likeky wouldn’t still be here anyways. Its kinda of silly living in the past to run down Bowman and completely ignore being fortunate enough to enjoy a 3 cup dynasty he had a major part in delivering.

  • March 10, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Duuurrrrr…we not get bounces and breaks. Duuuuur a couple more calls OUR way (cuz me on the team) and we in cup. Me sooooo fucking retarded. I should do the world a favor and let the air out of my useless and retarded head.

  • March 10, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Let’s go hawks!!! Me love being on this team. I wear my hat at the McDonald’s one time and Chris Chelios and his family said hi to me. I sit by them and eat my McNuggets. They like my hat. Johnnny Wayne babaaaay. Oh yah. Frog soup. I’m a fucking retard.

  • March 10, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    I am a fat fucking retard wth thin skin. I like to post smarmy comebacks about my super intellect. I am a fucking loser and people laugh at me all the time. I like my retarded readers and I think I am an actual sorts journalist. People at my high school hated me and still do. Toews is the best center in NHL history. Why? Because my fat faggot ass said so that’s why.

  • March 10, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Berube is the lesser of the three evils (him, Forsberg & Glass); his rebound control inadequate, and he has flurries where he drops down too low too early. Anyway….

    We all addressed Bowman’s expeditious overpayment cap hit wise as to the two signings the other day….

    Hayden is a keeper, Highmore on the runway himself. Hayden has the size, speed, skillset, body and attitude to make a big difference on the team next year. Let’s see if he sends a clean message to Marchand tomorrow.

    Assuming Saad’s psychologist does a good job this summer, the forward group is shaping up nicely for next season. Toews, Saad, Kane, Debrincat, Schmaltz, Hinostroza, Hayden, Highmore. That’s 8 solid; there’s enough other talent to round out the front end.

    As for the defense….. have another drink Stan. This includes doing multiple shots if Crawford isn’t healthy, this better be determined by free agent signing time period July 1. No goalie = no chance. We’ve all seen this firsthand for almost 3 months now.

  • March 10, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    So Marchand had enough time to jump but did not have time to turn slightly to the left to minimize the contact. Give me a break. That piece of shit saw an opportunity to take a cheap shot and he took it. Like he always does.

    More disappointing than the referee’s ability to judge a dirty play is the lack of response from the Hawks. Reminds me of when Malkin ran Crow and then same as today, no response. This team lacks character.

  • March 11, 2018 at 12:55 am

    ONE GOAL: Draft Picks.

  • March 11, 2018 at 1:01 am

    …oh, and, Keith and Seabrook SUCK!!! <<< PLEASE, no more lame attempting to place the blame on their d-partners, etc. Right now, they suck – just a reality check. (Impossible dream – somebody is willing to trade for both of them…but none of that include assets to dump the salaries and their dead asses bullshit, Stan (…like the Bickell, Sharp deals).)

  • March 11, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Watching the video replay from overseas there was some good, some bad with the Bruins game yesterday. First of all the young guys playing forward showed some promise again yesterday. I love Hayden back in the lineup BTW, as he brings some grit and skill. The guy is happy to go to the net all game long and work hard to win puck battles. He has some serious pushback. Highmore and Kampf show a decent skill set even if these guys are probably 3-4th line players. Along with Schmaltz and Hino the youth movement is showing some positive signs as we look to the future.

    The D brigade was not good yesterday from a defensive standpoint. Yes Gus has some offensive talent, but he gives it back on defense. At least this guy can hit the net unlike his experienced team mate Keith who somehow is better at missing the net badly than putting shots on goal. Hard to believe this is still spiraling downward. Keith with a horrible pass that led to the shorty last night. What was he thinking?

    PK was a complete blow up yesterday. What is with this collapsing box they play where opposing point men have time for a cup of coffee before having to pass or get a clear shot that is completely uncontested? This went on the entire game. It is one thing if they block lots of shots but they don’t.

    Pat and Eddie should be ashamed for giving Marchand a pass with that open ice BS. I was disgusted to hear a career dirt bag like Marchand get away with a simple interference call. It was an attempt to injure play as he jumped and whacked Duclair across the face and pulled him hard backwards by the head. That play didn’t have to happen that way unless Marchand makes the decision. Hawks should have made Marchand pay immediately for that BS.

    Bruins clearly targeted the little guys yesterday in Kane and Schmaltz. I hope there is some payback today at the UC for the B’s.

    It was otherwise an entertaining game apart from the PK mess that unfolded, especially in the 3rd.

    Lets Go Hawks!

  • March 11, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Who do we have 5, 40, (had 57, 14, 17) that can check a big hard ‘knock you out for awhile’ hit on 63. John Scott would lay him out for a yr with a clean hit.

    We do not like to do things like that because we play clean hockey for the pure sport. When other team keeps taking headshots and things like this, we should nail them in same game.

    Like when that flatlander from VAN hit Dunks in the head. You donot fuck with a Scottish warrior. Dunks layed that guy out later in that same game with a elbow to head.

    That guy was out for longtime/playoffs and it effected VAN from winning Cup that yr. BOS was the benefish from that.

    63 has so many bounty’s on his head. One yr/game theres going to be a guy on a team that doesn’t like it and doesn’t care about a suspension or his salary and has the body and wits to nail him.

    Hitting/targeting little guys. Somebody still cant get over 2013.

  • March 11, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Call up Knott or one of the bigger guys in Rockford for one game emergency call up if Hino still out. Tell him one thing ,hit 63 every chance you get and get some pay back.

  • March 11, 2018 at 9:53 am

    That follow through glove across Duclair’s face and head was the real topper on that cheap ass punk move. No need for that and certainly not incidental. Intended. That also pulls him backwards and causes his torso to go back and twist the knee like it did. Piece of garbage move.

  • March 11, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    The league protected their dirty shot cheap shot player by not letting him play.

    Give Hayden and guys like Murphy/Gilbert a chance and a couple yrs to get into league. Those guys wont let him get away with it, or hide/by the league.

    If Dunks is a pussy, he knocked out Sedin and raise the Cup several times. Sedin tried/hit him in head 0 Cups. 63 would prob have 0 Cups if Sedin didn’t hit Dunks in head.

  • March 11, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    I am surprised Shazart hasn’t nailed him yet and loose as hes played since CHI. He does still have more time to do it though.

    Don’t do drugs. Don’t hit cheap or dirty. Don’t say the word retard.

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