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Bruins chase Hutton from Predators’ net early in first period

Dec 23, 2013, 9:26 PM EDT

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Carter Hutton‘s night against the Boston Bruins lasted less than six minutes Monday.

The Nashville Predators’ goalie was given the yank after allowing two goals – first Jarome Iginla just 1:16 into the game and then Matt Fraser with his first of the season and second career NHL goal – in five minutes and 59 seconds.

The Bruins, looking to increase their lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Atlantic Division, jumped out to a 3-0 advantage over the Predators in the first period.

The Bruins entered the game with seven wins in their last 10 games, and led the Lightning by three points atop the division standings.

  1. peterjohnjoseph - Dec 23, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Can someone please try to explain to me what this means? It’s part of Joe Haggerty’s “take” on the game.

    Here are five thoughts from the second period with the Bruins leading the Nashville Predators by a 3-1 score after the first 40 minutes of action at Nationwide Arena.

    1) Multi-point games for Carl Soderberg and Ryan Spooner through two periods. Plenty of skill to burn. These are not your father’s Bruins, but they’re probably a little like your grandfather’s Bruins.

    I mean.. what? My fault for even reading this crap anymore. I hate that the national scene is literally the only way I can read about the Bruins without having to shake my head in shame every time.

    • peterjohnjoseph - Dec 23, 2013 at 11:53 PM

      And for anyone who isn’t a Bruin’s fan and are trying to understand what type of players Carl and Ryan are-

      Ryan is a speedy skilled center. He has nice stickwork, good deeks, plenty of fancy set ups. Not a very big kid, as evidenced by him getting crushed tonight trying to deek his way to the net. My grandfather would of eat him.

      Carl is a big power forward that was originally one of the top centers in Sweden. He’s finally understanding the US game. The guy can set up with the best of them, and has a great shot. The only problem is, if this big yetti had a conversation with Ilya Bryzgalov and they would understand each other perfectly. He also can be a little soft. He falls over a lot. I mean, a lot. Once again, what he has to do with my grandfathers Bruins is beyond me.

    • pastabelly - Dec 24, 2013 at 8:01 AM

      The emergence of Spooner should mean the trading of Jordan Caron (or sending him to Providence). Of course, Claude likes high skilled players only when they play two way hockey.

      • peterjohnjoseph - Dec 24, 2013 at 8:26 AM

        Well, sending Caron to Providence means losing Caron to waivers. He’s at the age, and amount of games played that he would have to clear waivers first. The only reason he’s playing is so that he can gain some potential worth. Not to mention, I still believe Pete Chiarelli is still trying his hardest to make just one of his draft picks work out so the talk about how bad he’s been at drafting in the first round will die down. Why do you think Hamilton was shoved down our throats last season when he wasn’t ready, and took a spot over Bartkowski this year?

      • pepper2011 - Dec 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM

        Are you saying Hamilton is a bust? Kid is gonna replace Chara as the backbone of the D for years to come. He was ready last year. He wasn’t ready for the playoffs, but they knew that all along. He needs to get bigger and stronger, and he has.
        Is Seth Jones ready?
        both rookie seasons at 19 years old.
        Jones: 37games 3g 8a 11pts -13 21:21 TOI
        Hamilton: 42games 5g 11a 16pts +4 17:08 TOI

        I have no problem with the way Chiarelli has drafted at all. He started in may of 2006.
        2006: Kessel, Lucic, Marchand,
        2007: Bad
        2008: Colbourne (late developer, but got them Kaberle)
        2009: Caron (TBD, not great)
        2010: Seguin, Spooner, (TBD Gothberg, Cunningham, Knight)
        2011: Hamilton, Camara, Khokhlachev
        2012: Subban, Grzelcyk, Griffith
        2013: I know little to nothing other than the kid at BC is playing well.

        Yes, 07, 08 and 09 were pretty bad, but he made some big trades (Rask, Kessel, Seidenberg, Recchi, Boychuk, Seguin, Wheeler and Kaberle).

        I mean we could have walked away from Kessel with Gustavsson and Bozak, but he turned it into Seguin and Hamilton.

        I think you would be hard pressed to find any teams that drafted all studs.

      • pepper2011 - Dec 24, 2013 at 10:43 AM

        There are very few D men that can step into the NHL straight out of juniors and produce. The fact that he was able to tread water and not sink is a great thing for B’s fans.

      • hockeyflow33 - Dec 24, 2013 at 2:55 PM

        Not to put words in his mouth but I would imagine he’s referring to Hamilton not being able to play in the AHL last year where he probably would have been best served. Too good for juniors not quite ready for the NHL

    • hockeyflow33 - Dec 24, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      Reading Joe Haggerty for hockey knowledge is just plain laughable. Best to just steer away from csnne or 98.5 when he’s on.

  2. charastein - Dec 24, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    Power play all fixed now. Chara and little cubs happy. Claude wins #400!

    Thanks to the Bruins for bringing their “A game” – even when half of it is coming from Providence!

    Spooner is looking crafty as all hell out there. Very talented skater and playmaker! If he keeps this up, the club won’t be able to send him back to Providence!

    Happy holidays to all NHL fans….even the trolling Bruins hating ones! For today, Chara forgives you.

    • hockeyflow33 - Dec 24, 2013 at 2:57 PM

      Can we all agree though that on paper, the Chara in front of the net seems like it’s out of a peewee coach’s playbook; sticking the biggest kid in front.

      I never thought it would work and have been completely shocked at how well it has worked out.

  3. lordstanley65 - Dec 24, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    It’s very encouraging for me to see the kind of depth and skill we have in Providence. Not just “bookmarks” until the starters come back, these guys are producing beyond expectations. We’re going to be strong for years!

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