Congratulations B’s Nation -- you did it.
I don’t know what you did to deserve the fine outcome of last night, three power play goals, 31 saves and two shootout tallies that saved the season, but you did it.
Strong work, New England!
The scene in the Garden was frantic, with interns putting on lucky headbands, staffers pulling out hair, the whole of the arena wearing lucky green hats and me, myself and I, cowering in my office, just hoping that the puck would (or wouldn’t) go in.
And miraculously, they did (or didn’t)!
The hockey gods gave us a stay of execution, made sure we had a band, party hats and a hockey rink full of people with whom to celebrate.
Good show, hockey gods, good show!
"We’re having some fun," said Bruins forward, and mischief-maker, Marc Savard
after the win. "And hopefully we can keep producing."
FUN? You call that fun, Savvy?
I, for one, was downing pink bismuth and ginger ale all night!
Savvy reminds me of Calvin, from the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, and last night was the sort of mayhem, and "fun" that Calvin would enjoy.
"We need to find a way to get some good starts and go from there instead of coming back in games like that," said the young philosopher, and fellow forward, Patrice Bergeron
That’s more like it. Now I am not complaining in any way, shape or form, mind you.
Not at all…
But I think I am siding with Bergy on this one folks…how about a nice 6-0 blowout sometime soon?
Can we order that up Boys?
To his credit, shootout specialist Phil Kessel seemed just as surprised as everyone else at the outcome of the whole thing, and, per usual, refused to take any of the credit for pulling the evening all the way out of the dirty Charles.
"You know what, we got a win, and that’s all that matters," said Phil, quickly living up to his nickname of "The Thrill."
"It feels good to get the win," he continued. "Our power play helped us out tonight and we just ended up with the win."
But Phil’s faÃ§ade finally fell.
Smiling, and with a little snicker, Phil looked right at me, admitted he didn’t remember what he was thinking as he skated down the ice and said, " I just went out there and tried my best.
"…but I was lucky."
No Phil. We’re lucky, and the Bruins are lucky, to have you around.