Post-game notes: Kings vs. Bruins 3/25/12

I’m keeping this one short and sweet. Going into this matchup, I honestly believed we were going to lose. When I lined everything up and weighed everything out between the two teams, I saw the Kings walking away with the W. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

Jonathan Quick doesn’t usually allow more than 2 goals a game, he is sharp. As is the rest of the Kings team who had won 6 straight games coming into this match-up.

The game was tied 0-0 after 1.

Tied 1-1 after 2.

The game was physical, the refs were letting a lot go which I loved, and both goaltenders look sharp. The game had a playoff feel to it.

Patrice Bergeron opened up the scoring in the second period with a sweet shorthanded goal, after great work by Marchand. Unfortunately the Kings tied it up before the end of the period. The only good that came out of that was it was no fluke goal.

Tim Thomas is back.

The Bruins came out guns-blazing in the third. Lucic tallied the 2nd goal of the game for the B’s, beating Quick five-hole. Yeah you saw that right. I specifically remember thinking the rush and shot were harmless looking but when I saw Looch and Krejci’s arms fly up in the air, mine went up too.

Soon after Chris Kelly got his 19th goal of the season as his skate was in the right place at the right time. Benoit Pouliot banked the puck off Kelly’s skate, sending it past Quick.

The B’s really locked down on defense for the remainder of the game, giving up only 1 more goal to LA. There were some very, very scary moments toward the end but with great energy and hard work the Bruins defeated the Kings by a final score of 4-2. Marchand actually got an empty netter with point something seconds left. That was really the exclamation point for how resilient the B’s played.

 

What we learned: The Bruins just might, just MIGHT be back. I mean really back. Andrea and I were discussing this. Tim Thomas being godly, contribution from not just the first and second lines. If we can get Peverley back soon we could be in even better shape.

Just remember: Keep fighting, keep pushing. Don’t let Ottawa catch you.

So to wrap it all up, Jack went bananas on his birthday and Big Z celebrated his 1000th game with a late, game-changing save and a huge win on the west coast.

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