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Don’t Retire vs. B’s

The Blackhawk’s retirement of No. 3 in honor of Pierre Pilote and the late Keith Magnuson on November 12th ended with the Bruins winning 2-1 in a shoot out. On November 22nd, the Canadiens hosted Patrick Roy night; the Bruins spoiled the party with a 3-2 shootout win. Last evening the Canes hoisted Glenn Wesley’s number 2 to the rafters of the RBC center, only to have the Bruins break out of their 4-game losing streak and paste the Canes with 5 unanswered goals. The night started off well for the home team with Matt Cullen scoring the first goal of the game, as it looked like the 37-minute ceremony affected the Bruins skating legs a little more than the Canes. The Bruins got on the board in the first period with a much needed power play goal by rookie Blake Wheeler. Sheriff Shane Hnidy got a cheepy in the second period on a wrister from the point that had eyes. The game remained tight until just under 4 minutes left in the third when David Krejci scored while shorthanded with a nice backhand flip on a partial break away. Exactly one minute later the Bruins power play put the game out of reach with a Chuck Kobasew tip in of a Big Z slapper from the point. Down 4-1 and on the power play again, Carolina pulled Cam Ward for a six on four advantage. However, Patrice Bergeron, who has played better the last few games, jumped on a deflected clear and slid the puck into the empty net. The moral of the story is that if you are planning to retire a jersey to the rafters, pick another opponent other than the Bruins, as the likelihood of coming away with a win to cap off the celebration is slim.


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One comment for “Don’t Retire vs. B’s”

  1. That’s actually quite an interesting stat - too bad for your B’s teams don’t generally retire numbers during the playoffs!

    Posted by sharksfanNo Gravatar | February 18, 2009, 11:47 am

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