Peyton Manning 2014 NFL Betting Tips: Week 3 Get your free money! Redraft King: Weekly Fantasy Football Advice for Week 3 There isn't much left to watch for the 2014 Red Sox, but Clay Buchholz finding himself in the next two weeks (off in the distance, maybe?) could be a big boost for next season. (Boston.com) Why Watch the Red Sox? For the Real Clay Buchholz to Please Stand Up dobson Why Aaron Dobson Could Hold the Key to the Patriots Offense

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Up 2-0

1. Bruins Offense:

* Bruins scored in 28 seconds of first period / 27 second of the third period
* Crazy drop pass team
* Love how the trailing forward is peeling off into space for a cross ice pass
* Bruins defense has 14 goals in the postseason
* Nathan Horton had 13 goals in 43 regular season games / has 7 in 14 playoff games
* Marchand is flying – Plus 4

2. Bruins Defense:

* Back checking is insane
* Krug’s worst game – I would flip Bartkowski and Krug
* Bruins are the best poke-checking team since Derek Sanderson was on the Bruins
* Bruins were running around in the second period – like the timeout by Claude (Clode)
* Chara looks tired to me

3. Rask:

* Lot of poise
* Saw a stat in the Globe that Rask’s run is better than Thomas’ great run
* NBC people were saying you have to go high on Rask
* He’s got a long neck and two UU’s in his first name

4. Penguins:

* Love Malkin being a dog just coasting around and getting bagged
* Love Crosby coughing up pucks – especially on the first goal
* I love Dupois’ game
* Penguins should shave and shake it up
* Love seeing the dirty towels disappear

5. Refs:

* Penalty on Marchand could have changed the series
* Refs let them play
* Penguins were leaving their feet all night for hits

6. NBC:

* Eight at night is too late for me, but I understand nationally
* Doc like usual was great

7. Amazing Stats:

Jagr (Plus 2) is outplaying Iginla (Minus 4) so far and we didn’t have to give up Bartkowski

8. Old School:

Bruins beat the following in Conference Championships

* 2011 – Tampa Bay
* 1990 – Washington Capitals
* 1988 – New Jersey Devils
* 1978 – Flyers
* 1974 – Blackhawks
* 1972 – Blues
* 1970 – Blackhawks

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

Who would win in a fight – Rene Rancourt or Kate Smith?

10. Randomocity:

* Heat to the finals against an old team – ugh
* Clint Dempsey is a legit international striker
* Governor Christie going over to the dark side – that will be one big shadow he casts
* Vegas had to make a killing with Chicago and Bruins going 2-0

About Michael

Lifelong Boston resident who finds equal enjoyment in celebrating the local team's success as I do complaining about their failures. I have been writing the Top Ten for the last decade as well as five sports books: 26 Miles to Boston, Rebound, The President's Team, The Great Book of Boston Sports Lists and NBA List Jam.

Tags: ,

Discussion

2 comments for “Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Up 2-0”

  1. We know from the post-song routine Rene can put his punches together.

    REPLY – MPC – Two punches or three and then he taunts with the one more punch

    Posted by vermont k | June 4, 2013, 8:32 am
  2. Re: “Doc like usual was great.” Ugh. It seems that Mike Emrick has become an icon, & it’s sacrilegious to criticize him. I don’t get it.

    To me, Emrick should be doing baseball not hockey, as his calls reminds me of Vince Scully. In other words, Welcome to Cornball City. It’s TV, not radio. A little quiet time is not a bad thing. Someone doesn’t have to speak all the time. Having said that, I certainly prefer Emrick to the obnoxious self-promoter, Jack Edwards. Hockey play-by-play guys that I think are better than Emrick would start with B’s radio announcer, Dave Goucher. Others that I like better than Emrick are John Forslund (Hurricanes & NBC Sports), Joe Beninati (Caps & NBC Sports), Rick Peckham (Lightening, NBC Sports, & back in the day, the Whalers on Sports Channel),and Jim Hughson. Hughson does Hockey Night In Canada on the CBC & is very good. It should be noted, however, that Hughson had a huge miss-call when he called Marchand, not Bergeron, as the scorer of the OT winner in game-7 vs the Leafs.

    REPLY – MPC – You are anti-emrite / Goucher is late to the call you can hear the crowd yelling and he is still on the pass to the shooter – what about the guy who did the first round for b’s?

    Posted by Bob T. | June 4, 2013, 5:33 pm

Post a comment