Clarence is slacking, but I did not see the majority of the Bruins/Islanders game on 12/12. The Bruins lost 3-2 in OT, but the stat that stood out was a 17-3 shot advantage for the Bruins in the third period of a 2-2 game. So the offense was having trouble finishing of their chances, and that continued into the next game on Monday 12/14 in Boston against the Philadelphia Flyers. Flyers goalie Brian Boucher stood tall, especially in the third period when the Flyers rallied from a 1-0 deficit to score three times (one empty-netter) and win 3-1.
One note to the NHL: You have instant replay, so USE IT. If there is any question concerning a goal/no-goal situation, HAVE THE PLAY REVIEWED. Vladimir Sobotka had a goal disallowed for the Bruins in the first period as the referees ruled the goal was off its moorings before the puck crossed the goal line, but a simple review would have validated the goal and given the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Mind-blowingly, neither referee (Dan O’Rourke, Kevin Pollock) thought it should be reviewed, and play resumed with the Bruins being robbed of the game’s first goal.
So it was back to back losses for the Bruins as they head into tonight’s game in Chicago against the Black Hawks. There is more original six action tomorrow nite as the B’s visit Toronto for another meeting with Phil Kessel and the Maple Leafs, this time on Toronto’s home ice.
Here’s some pretty cool A Capella stuff, since I don’t care to re-cap these two Bruins’ losses. Here’s an array of A Cappella-related clips…featuring some Ben Folds and a look at Todd Rundgren’s 1985 “A Cappella” album. But let’s start with the Beatles (a British rock quartet from the 1960′s) and a rare a capella version of “Because”, from the album “Abbey Road”:
** See Abbey Road webcam below **