Game 5: Bruins vs. Blackhawks

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I thought that we could take a nice break from talking about school and instead focus on something really important- Game 5. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’ve obviously been living under a rock for the past few weeks. Going on, literally as I’m typing this, is the hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the (gross) Chicago Blackhawks. The 7 game series is tied 2-2, so whoever wins this is in a pretty good position to get the Cup.

I’m from Boston, so I’m all about the 4 New England sports teams: The Boston Bruins, The Boston Celtics, The New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. There’s a reason why Boston is known as the City of Champions- It’s full of champion sports teams.

There is literally nothing better in the world than rounding up a few friends, going to the Garden, getting some beers and cheering on the hometown sports team. Literally, NOTHING. The excitement in the air, the drunk asshole behind you screaming, the sticky floors, the $8 beers and of course, seeing your favorite players in action are all amazing. If you ever have a chance to go out to Boston and see a game, GO!

Back to Game 5.

The Bruins are one of those teams that are physically aggressive, smooth skaters and skilled players. There’s a reason why people are afraid of Zdeno Chara (besides being over 7 feet tall on skates), he is bad ass.

But this series is something else. Right now, it’s the second intermission and we’re 2-0 Chicago. How pathetic. Obviously, I’m extremely biased having spent the last 4 years in Boston and my whole life in New England, but I know that the Bruins can have this in the bag. We can only rely on Tukka Rask for so long before switching out our players and doing what we need to to win- meaning put in Patrice Bergeron (or telling us exactly what’s wrong with him, considering he’s only spent 49 seconds on the ice). Chara’s going to get tired, we already almost lost Shawn Thorton a few games ago. To win, WE NEED TO FIGHT and be physical. Chicago’s taken control and we need it back.

In the last series with the Maple Leafs (which really should be Maple Leaves, don’t you think?) the series came down the game 7 and it was nerve wracking. Completely brutal. In the last few minutes, not only did we come back, we tied it and WON. I’m not saying these two series are exactly the same, I’m just showing that the Bruins know how to take control and win.

Any other Boston fans out there? What about hockey fans in general?
Let me know in the comments!

Until then, stay tipsy!

UPDATE: Chara scored for the Bruins, so now it’s 2-1. BUT! Don’t be so cheery just yet- Remember how I mentioned that Bergeron only had 49 seconds on the ice- even though he’s one of the main defenseman? Well the Bruins confirmed that he left the building in an ambulance for “observation” at a hospital.

UPDATE 2: So, we ended up taking Rask out with less than a minute left and… the Blackhawks scored. 3-1. 😦 Game 6 will be held in Boston on Monday night at 8 PM.

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