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That’s the only way I can describe this game. It was a teeter-totter affair throughout the whole 60 minutes, and I can only assume Xanax sales in Boston skyrocketed Saturday night.
The game kicked-off with a goal from Ales Hemsky. Hemsky broke through the Bruins defense and shot a wrister past Tuukka Rask which had those delusional Bruins fans screaming “TRAED CHARA AND TUKA RUSK!”.
Shortly after Hemsky’s goal, the one and only Brad Marchand scored a beautiful no-look behind the back goal, tying the game for the Bruins at 1-1.
It wouldn’t take Dallas long to run away with the remainder of the first period, however, as both Antoine Roussel and Patrick Sharp scored two controversial goals giving the Stars a 3-1 lead.
I mean come on, Claude Julien doesn’t utter the words “This is a fucking joke!” every game. (He probably does, actually.)
This is where everyone started freaking out. Even I was freaking out, saying that the Bruins were choking worse than Jeb Bush in the South Carolina primaries. That is, until, the Nose Face Killah struck again.
Marchand, for the first time in his career, scored his 30th goal of the season, keeping the Bruins within one goal.
Marchand is having his greatest season of his career for the Bruins, and he’s not even close to being done posting numbers. He has never been so consistent before, and has totally sidelined his stupid penalties after that suspension a few months ago. This is incredible stuff by 63.
And WHAT?!? HOLY SHIT! DID KEVAN MILLER JUST SCORE A GOAL?!
Only seconds after Marchand scored, Kevan Miller shot a knuckle ball towards the net which ended up bouncing past Lehtonen to tie the game at 3-3.
This probably buys Miller another 8 games.
And hello! What is this? ANOTHER second period goal? Three goals unanswered?!
Despite the goal being reviewed by the officials, Loui Eriksson managed to shove the puck under Lehtonen’s pad, ultimately giving the Bruins a 4-3 lead. What a comeback.
But a 4-3 lead is so overrated. David Krejci made it a two goal lead by scoring the Bruins 5th goal of the game.
After Krejci’s goal, the Bruins would go on to score two more goals. Brett Connolly scored the empty net goal, and Matt Beleskey did what he does best – crashed the net and forced the puck in the net for the Bruins seventh goal of the game.
This was a massive win for the boys in Black and Gold, coming off of a 2-0 loss to the Nashville Predators.
We’re on to Columbus.