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Sounds of the game… Blues 5, Bruins 4, SO
Posted By Mike Petraglia On January 19, 2009 @ 6:40 pm In General | No Comments
Just when you thought you knew these Bruins, something like Monday happens. Even teams in the middle of sensational seasons like the Bruins can cough up a lung like the Black and Gold did on Monday. And it was quite the hack.
The Bruins fought back from a 2-1 deficit with a pair of power play goals by Michael Ryder and P.J. Axelsson 19 seconds apart to take a 3-2 lead. When Zdeno Chara made it 4-2 with 3:05 left, Boston’s first home ice win over St. Louis since Jan. 30, 2001 seemed in the bag. But then that chicken bone got caught in the B’s throat.
David Perron made it 4-3 on a 6-on-4 power play and David Backes batted one out of mid-air with 0.8 seconds, a goal that was reviewed for five minutes before being allowed. Then the two team went scoreless for five minutes forcing a shootout. It was a tough day for Blake Wheeler. He missed an open net with 20 seconds to go in regulation that would have iced the game. Then he hit the right post when St. Louis goalie Chris Mason was caught out of position.
Brad Boyes scored the clinching goal as the Blues won the shootout, 2-0, and the game, 5-4.
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 Blake Wheeler said this one hurt: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=11666
 Wheeler said he couldn’t believe he missed the open net in regulation: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=11665
 Bruins head coach Claude Julien said don’t blame Wheeler: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=11667
 Julien said that was a frustrating loss: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=11668
 Shawn Thornton said the blame doesn’t lie on the stick of Wheeler: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=11669
 B’s defenseman Mark Stuart said the Bruins got what they deserved: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=11670
 Stuart hopes they learned their lesson: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=11671
 Brad Boyes scored the winner in the shootout against former teammate Tim Thomas: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=11672
 David Backes was nervous as his controversial game-tying goal was reviewed: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=11673
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