November 24, 2011

Shootout Hockey Gives the Bruins and Habs a Notch in the Victory Column

Shootout hockey is the great equalizer.  Winning a game is always better than the old fashion ties.  Shootouts build character for NHL squads since they have to play to the bitter end.  Shootout hockey allowed one team to extend their massive winning streak last night and another to comeback when fans assumed they were done.

The Bruins winning streak extended one more game to ten last night with a 4-3 shootout win over the Sabres.  The Boston Beast is on the loose in the NHL and they are crushing opponents left, right and center. The Sabres were out for revenge for the Bruins hit on Ryan Miller but they were unable to contain the offensive monster called "Bruins Hockey".  The Sabres had led this affair 2-0 but quickly faded as the Bruins started to pound away led by the likes of Tyler Seguin. The game was intense but the outcomes seemed to never been in question.  Benoit Pouliot scored the winner for the Bs and they look ready to extend the streak to 11 after disposing of the Sabres.  This team looks and feels like a repeat winner of the Stanley Cup.  They are just too strong and too committed.   

The Habs also picked up a win in a shootout by an identical 4-3 score. Veteran Brian Gionta scored the winner for Montreal as the Hurricanes fell yet again.  The Habs were in the familiar position of having to come from behind but this victory tasted a little different.  Getting the winner from Gionta is a good sign and hopefully the goal from Lars Eller is a sign of things to come.  The Habs have been run through the injury grinder and every win is a testament to team play.  If they get offense across the board and grow the kddie corp defense ; they could surprise with a few more victories than losses.  This team is rebuilding on the fly and you got to respect that if you are a true hockey fan.  GO HABS GO !!  and good luck.    

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