Things have been going well in Boston lately. The Bruins are in first place in the Northeast and 2nd overall in the Eastern Conference with 19 points. Marc Savard is firing on all cylinders and Tim Thomas apparently is an unstoppable goal tending machine. The goalie is a wall! Like they used to say in Wayne Gretzky's 3D hockey.
Now, it turns out, the people of Boston are starting to treat their Bruins like rock stars. Or they might just be hitting on them in a not so subtle way.
When Bruins rookie winger Blake Wheeler slid the puck 90 feet into the Maple Leafs’ empty net with 52.3 seconds left, completing his hat trick and giving the B’s a 5-2 victory, it brought the standard cascade of hats from the stands.
And something else: one bra.
“I’ve never seen that before,” said Wheeler. “I guess I’ll have to autograph it and hang it up somewhere around here.”
Sweet. Expect the B's to be getting trashed with groupies in the dressing room before they go on stage. And during. And after.
|If you lie still and listen, you can hear the heartbeat of a million hummingbirds. (REUTERS)|
I think commenter VeryProudofYa put it best by referring to his team as the "Luongo Rape Express." Graphic and potentially offensive, yes, but still the most accurate description of a three game shutout streak to date.
Vancouver's next game is Wednesday at home against Colorado. The Avs have lost five of six and have only scored four goals in their last three games. The forecast for Wednesday calls for a save storm with a chance of a good ol' fashioned whoopin'.
"I grew up principally in a single-parent household in Queens County on Long Island. When it came to rooting for sports teams, I gravitated toward expansion teams. Sports fans often pass down the history of their favorite teams to their children, but with an expansion team, you’re living the team’s history from the start. I became a Mets fan, as well as a Jets and an Islanders fan."