I hadn’t been to a Bruins game in a couple years so a couple of buddies and I bought pretty cheap tickets(by secondary market standards) for last night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. A few take aways from the game:
The Back-Up Goalie Disappointment
It should be expected when the Bruins play a piss poor team like Columbus, they are probably going to throw the back-up out there. Nothing deflates a crowd more quickly than seeing the back-up lead the squad onto the ice during introductions. The lights are out, the music is blaring, the light show is in full force, and then all of a sudden you say to yourself: “Shit, it’s not Tuukka.” He skates over to the crease and starts fixing up his space while you look around at the fans around you with looks of helpless disappointment.
There was a glimmer of hope though. Unbeknownst to me, the back-up for the Bruins this year is this guy named Chad Johnson. Not a joke. The dude surprisingly made some clutch saves and ended up winning the second star of the game.
Not a great video, but whatever.
The Garden Popcorn
Typically, I’m buying only peanuts and nothing else at a sporting event. Every now and again I’ll splurge and get a hot dog, but only on rare occasions. I don’t know what the hell got into me, but I decided buying popcorn would be a good idea at the second intermission. Stuff is atrocious. Not anything like the movie popcorn I’d hoped it to be. Making things worse, I bought the large size. Waste of $5.50. Could’ve bought five McChickens and had a couple coins to spare for the homeless guy propped up outside.
Bruins didn’t play great. Shawn Thornton had a goal. Lucic scored the game winner in OT. Nathan Horton (now on the Blue Jackets in case you’ve been living under a rock) didn’t play because of some injury or whatever. Bruins on a five game winning street. All you need to know.