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Connelly’s Top Ten: Get the Brooms Ready

1. Tuukka:

* 2 goals in 110 shots

* Took a spear from Dupois

2. Bruins Offense:

* Bergeron great move to the inside

* Bruins 0-5 on power play

* Another post for Horton

* Marchand got what he deserved on the slash to the back of his legs

* Talked about this on the radio – Horton, through 36 playoff games, is a Plus 31

* Bergeron 13-21 in faceoffs isn’t good enough

3. Bruins Defense:

* Chara played 42:05

* Krug was throwing up on himself

4. Penguins:

* Crosby, Iglina and Malkin 0-33 shooting

* Did you notice the stick break on Chara in the faceoff – that stick was rigged to get a 5 on 3

* Malkin has hit some posts

* Penguins still leaving feet to hit

* 0-6 on power play – greatest show on turf redux

5. NBC broadcast:

* Doc is calling a fight in the corner a “suicide scramble”

* Tough to DVR a game like that

* Great line by Milbury commenting on Campbell staying on the ice – “he’s no Italian soccer player”

6. Bruins Coaching:

* Too many – Too Many Men on the ice – lets get it together

* Going without Thornton 3:56

* Did you see Julien yell at the ref after a penalty “What the f was that?”

7. Ice Cold:

Jagr, Kelly, Peverly, Seguin and Thornton are 2-151 shooting in postseason

8. Campbell is Braveheart:

Are you kidding me? What a warrior! – reminded me of Rodney Harrison staying on the field in the Super Bowl with the broken arm making a tackle

9. Lucic:

Milan Lucic almost pulled a Neely with Cooke on his knees in the corner

10. Pittsburgh took their best shot and lost

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.

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3 comments for “Connelly’s Top Ten: Get the Brooms Ready”

  1. gregory campbell has always seemed a little crazy, particularly when he throws down. he has this whirling dervish type style in fights. but he cemented his status as a total maniac by playing on clearly broken bone for over a minute.

    yahoo has the whole sequence posted right to the hockey splash page. re-watching it gives me goosebumps.

    Bs need the sweep. seguin is still cold but, interestingly, i thought he played his best game defensively ever last night. he made well over 7 strong back-check or neutral zone plays. and he was dangerous in 2OT. he’s close.

    rEPLY – MPC – I think Seguin knows he stinks on offense and is now figuring he can only help by backchecking

    Posted by tronburger | June 6, 2013, 8:28 am
  2. also, 100% agree on the stick break on chara. typical cheap play by a team from pittsburgh.

    REPLY – MPC – Wondering if anyone said anything

    Posted by tronburger | June 6, 2013, 8:30 am
  3. * I thought Malkin intentionally tried to kick Rask in a goalmouth collision.
    * Neal, who is very dirty, was winding up to slash Jagr in front of the net after Bergeron’s OT goal. Jagr, who would not have seen it coming, un-knowingling, curled away from him.

    Posted by Bob T. | June 6, 2013, 6:21 pm

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