Just the Facts, Jack (Edwards)
- Regular season game #6, home game #2
- Boston Bruins (4-1-0-0) vs. New York Rangers (2-2-1-0)
- First Original 6 matchup of the season for the B's.
- Halloween traffic on Rt. 114 in Peabody
- Rt. 1 down to one lane because of an accident in Saugus by Rt. 60
- A 17 wait for an Orange Line train at Sullivan Square
The Couture Corner
With Rangers in town and a fervent buzz with the local fanbase, surely there would be a plethora of choices to pick from, right? Wrong.
Slim pickings from representatives of both teams.
What to do? Well, take the 'Better off Dead' angle: If something gets in your way, turn.
So I turned, and lo and behold I see the following:
A late 70's Rogie Vachon LA Kings jersey.
Normally, I hate anything to do with LA. But this was so incredibly random and those Kings sweaters are so under-represented, even with the current throwback craze.
The Russian and American judges make deductions for the purple sleeve numbers (they should match the gold numbers on the back).
The Call upon booth review?
The Row 12 Rundown
It being Saturday night (did I mention that yet?), there was a good showing by the 307 crew. We were graced with the presence of Sue and Eric and Robin was the guest of honor in seat 11 for this one. No Charla, but Kathi brought the kids along for the evening.
Bill and Carol were not there, as is often the case on weekends (despite the fact that ski season hasn't started yet.
Doosh of the Day
Hey, it's the Rangers. Which means that there are going to be a bunch of loudmouths from NYC as well as spoiled rich kids from BU who break out the blueshirts. They are fair game.
And of course, the Rangers never have a shortage of players who we despise - Samuelsson, Brashear, Drury...
and of course, this guy:
The Bruins came out to an incredibly slow start and paid the price for it, yielding 2 goals before they would get on the board. The Bruins were playing catch-up for the rest of the night.
But the highlight of the night was the Bruins' resident pugilist, Shawn Thornton, dropping the gloves with the undisputed king of NHL enforcers, Derek Boogard. Thorny isn't a small individual, but he was giving up 5 inches and nearly 50 pounds to the Boogeyman. And he more than held his own.
So a stick salute to #22.
The Clothes Line
Tonight's winner: Dennis Wideman guy
I know Dennis Wideman was the scapegoat for a lot of the problems the Bruins had in their defensive zone last year. But I think the fanbase was a bit harsh in singling him out as if the other defensemen did nothing wrong.
That said, if I owned this shirt, I probably wouldn't wear it. Too soon for now. Give it a few years before you break it out again.
The Home End
The game got off to a good start with the season debut of the one and only Rene Rancourt. Sadly, it was downhill from there. Losses sting. Losses to the Rangers hurt even more.
Up next is an Original 6 matchup Thursday night versus the the Toronto Maple Leafs. Phil Kessel is back in town. Rene gets to sing O Canada. This promises to be one of the best dressed games we will see all season long.
Pregame starts at the Fours at 6:00 pm.