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Talk amongst yourselves: Penguins win ninth in a row, stuff Bruins 5-2

Mar 11, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT

The comments section is open. Go say what you think. No big whoop.

We’ll give you some topics:

—- Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, and Chris Kunitz sure seem to be working out just fine together.

—- The Bruins already had injury problems and now they add Patrice Bergeron and Adam McQuaid to the list. Yikes.

—- Tim Thomas sure seemed to be gassed today (3 goals allowed, pulled after first period). Getting an early day’s rest the way he did wasn’t exactly good for the Bruins, though.

—- It might be time for the Rangers to start worrying about the Penguins flying up from behind them in the standings.

—- On the flip side, should the Bruins start worrying about where they’re at with the Ottawa Senators sneaking up on them in the division?

Now go, talk amongst yourselves.


  1. fleurysteeth - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    • eggserino - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM

      Fleury is slick. He’s one of those tenders who gets up for the big game. I love watching him in shootouts. AMAZING!

  2. eggserino - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Was it just my TV/ network affiliate or can no one see the clock/ score display?! I’m in Chicago…

  3. eggserino - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    The neutral zone play in the second period was god awful for both teams. Neither team did a very good job of controlling the puck or making a pass through the neutral zone. Kinda disappointing, actually. Maybe one of the worst-played seven-goal games I’ve seen in a while.

    Two images to take away from this game:

    1) Turco’s amazing leg save

    2) Malkin’s hit on Boychuk

    • djamesbart - Mar 11, 2012 at 4:02 PM

      I guess you missed the 1st period clinic

      • eggserino - Mar 11, 2012 at 8:51 PM

        Unfortunately, I did… If two of the three periods are not well played, does that make it a good game?

  4. danphipps01 - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    The Bruins’ plethora of injuries are seriously going to hurt their position. Losing Bergeron costs them their top scorer, best playmaker and one of their core PK presences. And if Thomas is burnt out, that means they’ve got little choice but to run Turco, who hasn’t even been in the NHL, and hope he’s capable of bailing out their pockmarked roster. His play tonight was fairly encouraging, but now they’re down even more defensive presences. When it rains in Boston, apparently it pours. They’re in a very fragile place right now. It’ll be interesting to see how they handle it.

  5. Stiller43 - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    Pens 2 points outta 1st.

    • Buffalo Grumblings - Mar 11, 2012 at 10:10 PM

      4 points

  6. crusty14 - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Bruins played an awful first period. After that, it was a fairly even game. Making should have received 5 for boarding, that may have made for a interesting finish. Just have to hope the bruins can get healthy and stay atop their division for a strong playoff run.

  7. bruins33 - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    NBC needs to get rid of Emrick and McGuire. There have got to be people out there better than these guys looking for a job.

    No way Boychuck doesn’t have a concussion – I expect some supplementary discipline on Malkin

    • brian32556 - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:46 PM

      Maybe you want to replace them with those HOMERS from NESN! The announcers – that’s why the BruBags suck, right.

      • bruins33 - Mar 11, 2012 at 4:03 PM

        definitively would have enjoyed watching the game more had NESN covered it, yes, but I mean come on, NBC shouldn’t have trouble being able to find some people with more hockey knowledge than these clowns.

      • brian32556 - Mar 12, 2012 at 4:38 PM

        I have to admit I haven’t always enjoyed their work. Nor color analyst Mike Milbury.

    • kitshky - Mar 11, 2012 at 4:46 PM

      More hockey knowledge than Mquire!? Mario called him the best x’s & o’s coach he ever had. Say you find him annoying but dont be ignorant about his knowledge.

    • drewsylvania - Mar 11, 2012 at 6:02 PM

      Emrick’s the best play-by-play hockey announcer anywhere.

      • Buffalo Grumblings - Mar 11, 2012 at 10:13 PM

        you haven’t been watching hockey very long have you?

      • jpelle82 - Mar 12, 2012 at 5:57 PM

        emrick sucks

    • Buffalo Grumblings - Mar 11, 2012 at 10:11 PM

      Payback for his hit on Vanek.

    • icecoldpens37 - Mar 12, 2012 at 1:15 AM

      Up until this year, I would have agreed with you. However, you really can’t beat they’re combination of knowledge and entertainment. McGuire seems to know where every hockey player in the world came from, who their coach was, how many points they had, who is in their hockey lineage, and what brand of jockey they have (ok, that one might be pushing it).

      As for Emrick, the dude just creates excitement for every play. Does it become excessive sometimes, yes. But overall, very entertaining.

  8. tribesofneurot - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    The Pens are getting very hot at the right time.And when they get Sid and Letang back,WATCH OUT!!!!!
    9 in a row!!!!!!!

    • dipthatchip - Mar 11, 2012 at 4:37 PM

      whoever gets the Rangers or Penguins in the 1st round of the playoffs is all but guaranteed an early exit (coming from a Caps fan). Both teams look unstoppable

  9. billobrienschindimple - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Love B’s fan crying about injuries. Doesn’t seem to be slowing down PGH. SC & KL back make them favorites.

    • drewsylvania - Mar 11, 2012 at 6:07 PM

      Not counting Savard, for this game the Bruins lost significant time from:

      Boychuk (has already missed time and thanks to Malkin will probably miss more)

      Get back to me when you’re down by as many key guys.

      • djamesbart - Mar 11, 2012 at 6:48 PM

        Guess which team has the most man games lost on the season
        did not have 2 of their top 3 players for this game?

      • sportsfreak13 - Mar 11, 2012 at 6:49 PM

        We lead the league in man games lost. Get over it. Crosby, letang, orpik, Kennedy, staal, Brent Johnson, engelland, martin, michalek. At one point we played with a lineup missing 30 million in salary. Shall I continue?

      • dtob79 - Mar 11, 2012 at 8:20 PM

        LOL. Check the Penguins’ injury report first before you post something like this.

      • drewsylvania - Mar 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM

        Guess how many trolls downthumbed me?

      • icecoldpens37 - Mar 12, 2012 at 1:18 AM

        Every team has to fight injuries through the year (unless you’re the Rangers for some reason this season). Winning despite those injuries shows the organizational depth that exists. Over the last two seasons, only the NY Islanders have more man-games lost than the Pens. However, despite these injuries, the Pens had over 100 points last year, and seem to be on their way to around 110 this year. Great organizations find ways to win, not make excuses.

  10. johninpa - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Enjoyed seeing Chara taking big hits instead of giving them out.

    • odj810 - Mar 11, 2012 at 4:16 PM

      i don’t know why more teams don’t do that. He will cough up the puck if challenged constantly

  11. djamesbart - Mar 11, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Remember when the Pens “lost” the lottery & had to settle for Malkin?

    (4th fastest ever to 500)

    • itsallniceonice - Mar 11, 2012 at 4:16 PM

      “(4th fastest ever to 500)”
      Very incorrect.

    • odj810 - Mar 11, 2012 at 4:20 PM

      yea read it correctly, 4th fastest among active players.

      • djamesbart - Mar 11, 2012 at 4:44 PM

        yes – active players

      • danphipps01 - Mar 11, 2012 at 5:05 PM

        You said “ever.” That implies all-time, not current players only.

  12. odj810 - Mar 11, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    pens are a good hockey team. they scare me come playoff time thats for sure. Bruins got beat up and down the ice. If these 2 teams are both healthy come playoff time that is gonna be some incredible playoff hockey. Malkin isn’t a dirty player but that was a dirty hit which is to bad. I think he just got caught up in the moment. And boychuck HAS to have a concussion after that especially since he had one 2 weeks ago. I’m sure the league will look at it but i doubt he’ll get suspended since he is malkin after all

    • sportsfreak13 - Mar 11, 2012 at 4:15 PM

      had boychuck not turned it would of been completely clean. Learn to take a hit (where have I heard that before). Go islanders tonight and can’t wait till Thursday.

      • odj810 - Mar 11, 2012 at 4:18 PM

        he turned a little bit but could malkin have hit him in the shoulder? absolutely. did he drive him in the boards from behind? yes.

      • sportsfreak13 - Mar 11, 2012 at 4:21 PM


  13. nsmiff87 - Mar 11, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Hope the pens win Thursday to tie the rangers. GO PENS:)

  14. steelcityfranchise - Mar 11, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Can’t wait for the return of Soup Can and the continued dominance of THE FRANCHISE!!!

  15. billobrienschindimple - Mar 11, 2012 at 8:29 PM


    All of these have missed significant time. We were missing 3 of our 6 d-men when the B’s beat us 3-1(the game that sid was reinjured). All i heard from Bruins fans was crap about how Pens fans were crying about injuries. Now that the shoe is on the other foot it is a valid complaint. Too funny.

  16. BurkieInBoston - Mar 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    Penguins are better team plain & simple. They completely out skated B’s . I think any team would suck on road Sun afternoon after playing home matinee however. Let alone playing a team possessed like Pens were today.

  17. scottybcboy - Mar 11, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    There is no way the B’s repeat, I’m a Bruins fan, have said it before, winning the Cup once is an incredible achievement but to do it back to back is a f’n miracle.
    I am so blessed to have seen the B’s win in my lifetime, thank you Timmy, big Z, Bergy, Horts, hell even Chiarelli. Fans just don’t get it : It is so hard to win the cup (now, not when there were 6 teams Habsman) it is not some sort of divine right…..the season is not a failure if you lose game 7 of the Final….it is an absolute success, looking at you Canuck fan.

    • Buffalo Grumblings - Mar 11, 2012 at 10:19 PM

      There were more than 6 teams when the Habs won Cups in 60’s and 70’s

      • scottybcboy - Mar 11, 2012 at 10:26 PM

        Yes, yes there were, but there were not 30.

      • scottybcboy - Mar 11, 2012 at 10:29 PM

        And…I referenced Habsman, just for fun, not Habs fan…..maybe there isn’t a difference?

  18. Buffalo Grumblings - Mar 11, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    When there were 6 teams, the Bruins couldn’t win anything. They finally won in 70 when the league went to 14 teams and then in 72 when there were 16 teams and last year when there were 30 teams.

  19. lameasish - Mar 11, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    I’m not a Habs fan but they did win the cup in 93, plenty of teams playing then….

  20. blomfeld - Mar 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM


    I respect the Bruins for what they did here in Vancouver last June, I really do … and my favorite player of all time is still Bobby Orr, who was my childhood hero. Nonetheless, I will state to you people “here and now” that both the Bruins and the Sister Act will “not” be making a return visit to the Stanley Cup finals this June ! … say again, they will “not” be making a return visit ! Rather and God willing, I see our surging LA Kings going “head to head” against the likes of either the Rangers or the Penguins !

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    Q: Why is it so easy to score on Tim Thomas when you go 5 hole?????

    A: The wheelchair!

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