Bruins-Canucks: Five thoughts from the second


Bruins-Canucks: Five thoughts from the second

By Joe Haggerty Bruins Insider Follow @hackswithhaggs
BOSTON Here are five thoughts from the second period with the Bruins leading the Canucks, 4-0.1)No scoring for either team in the second, but Boston continues to completely discombobulate the entire Vancouver power play over the course of the series. Vancouver PP is now 1-for-26 in the six games, and the Sedin twins have looked utterly toothless over the six finals games
2)Shawn Thornton with five registered hits in 5:57 of ice time tonight in his final appearance at the TD Garden this year. Thornton brought the emotion and the attitude along with everybody else in the Bruins lineup after a bit of a nervous, shaky start.3)Three minor penalties for Patrice Bergeron tonight including an elbowing call late in the second period. Bergeron playing with as much of an edge as I think Ive ever seen him play with, and perhaps he even went a little overboard on that last elbowing penalty near the head region. Thats the exact kind of stuff No. 37 has always preached against.4)Great emotional lift to see Nathan Horton during a TV timeout in the first period where he was waving a pair of yellow towels in either hand in front of a wildly approving cheer from the home crowd. 5)Amazing that all three players without shots in Game 5 at Vancouver end up with goals in that first period: Brad Marchand, Milan Lucic and Michael Ryder. Tip of the cap to Mike Giardi for tweeting that one first.
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Sunday Dec. 4: Zacha adjusting to life in the NHL

Sunday Dec. 4: Zacha adjusting to life in the NHL

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while marveling at the Bruins setting a franchise record this season for fewest practices in a regular season. Thanks compacted schedule due to the World Cup!

*Pavel Zacha is adjusting to life as a rookie in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, and things are getting better as they go along.

*Manitoba Moose players relive their favorite Star Wars moments prior to the team holding their Star Wars Night.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Elliotte Friedman sits down with new Florida Panthers head coach Tom Rowe to discuss the massive changes in that organization with the firing of Gerard Gallant.

*Good for Anders Nilson putting a rainbow decal on the back of his goalie to mask to support some gay friends that have faced public resistance in their lives.

*Bruce Garrioch has his weekly NHL notes with several players, including Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald, potentially on the trade block if anybody wants them.

*PHT writer Cam Tucker has Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson suffering a broken leg that will keep him out 6-8 weeks.

*There was no blood for the Vancouver Canucks fans, but there was still plenty of drama in a win over the Maple Leafs.

*For something completely different: The World Baseball Classic works for everybody except for Major League Baseball, and that would appear to be a problem.