Daily Pucking Grind. TGIF. May 20th.

For today’s musical choice on Friday Flashback, we go all the way back to 1979 for Bad Case Of Loving You by Robert Palmer. I’m pretty sure this song was played at someone’s prom that year. :)

The Boston Bruins played a perfect road game last night.  Jump out to an early lead…a goal by David Kreji just one minute into the first period…rely on stellar goaltending….. and prevent scoring chances.  Tim Thomas Boston’s goaltender was the story of the night, as he bounced back from two rather poor performances to make 31 saves and shut down the potent offence of the Lightning.  The Bruins received a boost of adrenalin with the return of Patrice Bergeron who had missed the first two games of the series with concussion symptoms.  Bergeron played well and showed no effects of his injury.  He had two shots, won 18 of 28 faceoffs, and played over 19 minutes.  Tyler Seguin was held scoreless after two phenominal games previously.

As for the Lightning, they seemed scrambled at times.  Getting off to a slow start and giving up the first goal so quickly, put their backs to the wall immediately.  I think they were missing some passion and energy at the beginning and when they decided to turn things back on, it was too late, as Thomas and the Bruins stuck to their plan of keeping the game simple.  Even the Versus crew which included former coach Mike Keenan felt that the Lightning lacked the “passion” and will to win this game.  Dwayne Roloson made 23 saves for Tampa, and you can’t ask much more than that from him.  On the first goal, Kreji of Boston was left virtually all alone, and Roloson had no chance.  On the second goal, with traffic in front of the net, he probably never saw it.  Down two games to one, Tampa has got to turn things around.  Fast.

Puck Daddy’s Three Stars for Thursday night.

The TSN box score for Thursday night.

Steven Stamkos says that the Lightning didn’t do the little things.  NHL.com.

If you haven’t heard, Atlanta seems to be on it’s way to Winnepeg.  Or are they?  Globe and Mail.

So the Green Men miss a game and we have a new version of Twins? Puck Daddy.

Things Ben Eager may have said to Roberto Luongo after scoring his goal.  HOTH.

Vancouver seems to be unhappy with Ben Eager’s hit on  Daniella Sedin.  Who the hell cares.  Stop whining like a bunch of girls.  TSN.ca.

Is the Dallas Stars coaching gig the best one available? Dallas Stars Blog.

Dying for some Chicago Blackhawks news?  Me too.  They have a goalie now!  Second City Hockey.

Finally….this has zero to do with hockey, but Huggies has a pretty damn funny commercial.

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