Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Testy Affair

Given that the Bruins, then the defending Stanley Cup Champs during last year's first round of the playoffs, were upset by the Caps; given that the Bruins lost a three-goal lead to said Caps last week; given that the Capitals are still struggling to find their identity and get back into the playoff chase; given that both teams wore old-school throwback sweaters for today's matchup and especially given that G and I had a blog challenge on this game, it was a testy and rough affair. At least a half-dozen one-on-one scraps, G? And a couple of melees to boot.

In the end, the Bruins imposed their will on the struggling Capitals.  Here's a link for a blow-by-blow replay of the game  Suffice to say the Caps had no answer for the Bruins line of Krecji (who also scored the Caps lone goal), Lucic and Horton, who each had 3 points and Horton having a Gordie Howe hat trick (if you don't know what that is, go back to watching soccer.)

Right now I'll post this video of one of the Bruins goals and hope there'll be some vids of the many scraps from this game that I can add to this later.


Anonymous said...

I'll have to check out for the fights. There's a thread in the forums where the clips are posted within minutes of them occurring.

I believe the thread is You See Them Brawl? and then the subcategory is whatever game had a fight.

Or in the Leafs case, three.

DC Homer said...

Well, it started as an ugly game for the Cappies, and ended equally as ugly. I bow to the Bears...for now. They dominated this game, but they haven't dominated the Caps (not lately). We may be sitting on the couch come the playoffs (can't wait for the realignment).

As for the "dances," I think our guys gave as good as they got--no chumps, they stood up for themselves and got in a few good blows before being hauled to the ice. Oh well, next year, huh!

Zebster said...

Agreed, the Caps definitely stood up for themselves.