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Jarome Iginla And Boston Bruins Heading To Game 7


 

 

Let’s recap, shall we.

Jarome Iginla and the Boston Bruins were stunned in their first game of the playoffs against the Detroit Red Wings. They lost the first game of that series but went on to find their stride in the following four games to win the series in a dramatic way.

Here we are, cheering for the same team – but not the same stride – in round two of the playoffs against the Bruins biggest Original Six rival, the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs took game one when P.K. Subban struck first to put Montreal on the board.  Two more goals by Rene Bourque and Francis Bouillon gave the Habs three goals throughout the game, but Boston fought back with goals by Reilly Smith, Torey Krug, and Johnny Boychuk. The nail in the coffin came in the second overtime period when Subban netted the game winning goal. Final score, 4-3, Montreal.

Game two was a little different. The Bruins looked stronger, skated faster, and managed to keep the turnovers to a minimum. It was another relatively high-scoring game in the end as Daniel Paille opened the scoring for the Bs. The second period wasn’t the best period the Bruins have played but they came back in the third to finish the game at 5-3 with four more goals by Dougie Hamilton, Patrice Bergeron, Reilly Smith, and Milan Lucic.

Game three was embarrassing for the Boston team. Montreal had complete control of the game from start to finish except for the odd spurt of energy from the Bruins. If they would have been wearing different jerseys, I would not have guessed that the Bruins were playing. Final score, 4-2, Montreal.

Game four looked better for the Bruins as they fought off the hungry Habs in all three periods, forcing overtime. With a goal by newbie, Matt Fraser, who had been called up that day, the Bruins took game four with a score of 1-0.

Jarome was his typical self in game five when the Bruins came out of the gates swinging. Carl Soderberg opened the scoring in the first and led the way for the Bruins to score two more in the second frame, including a goal by our favorite former captain of the Calgary Flames. Brendan Gallagher and Subban had the lone Habs goals but they were no match for the 4-2 Bruins win.

Everyone was on the edge of their respective seats during game six. Things always seem to get more and more nasty as the series moves into the end games and this one was no exception. With pressure on the Bruins to finish off the Canadiens, they came up short in goals and high in turnovers as Montreal took the shutout win, 4-0 and forced game seven back in Boston on Wednesday night.

So, here we are…on the cusp of game seven in one of the biggest rivalries in hockey. One team will move on to round three, the other will pack up their hockey gear for another season.

Jarome, if by any chance you’re reading this, your Calgary Flames fans are behind you, cheering you on and hoping you can earn that cup. I can honestly say that I haven’t been quite this invested in playoffs for many many years (since your last run) and I’m hoping you can find that Angry Iggy inside of you. Remember him? He’s the one that always took the bull by the horns and led the Flames down the Red Mile and through all the other playoff runs while still maintaining class and dignity. I think it’s safe to say that we want to see him again – and we want him to get his Stanley Cup!

Go Iggy Go!

Tags: 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Jarome Iginla NHL

  • Pridenpoise

    Pretty bad when a Flame fan is cheering for another team because the player they like couldn’t win a cup in that city, by the way “Iggy” hasn’t done s***t in this series. We look forward to sending Iggy golfing with the rest of the Bruins, and the Flames.

    • Champs_quest

      Wow that is a bold prediction!! So if Iggy gets a Gordie Howe hatrick you can eat your words. Not making any bold predictions myself, but I have to agree with the writer, if Jarome can find that animal inside, that Flames fans know well, then I think Le Canadiens will be seeing a lot of the golf course, or as Peter Mahr, the voice of the Flames would say you can “putter” in the books!!! Go Flames, Go Bruins and Go Jarome Go!!!!

      • Pridenpoise

        So we have another fair weather Flame fan, must be nice to call yourself a fan of a team and then when they suck jump on the Bandwagon of another one, let me guess every year your team wins the cup, now I know where all the loser fans reside, Calgary. If my team loses you can bet I won’t start cheering for the Anaheim, because a former Hab happens to play on the team. Iggy a Gordie Howe hat trick, don’t make me laugh, the only time he wants to fight anyone is when he’s got Lucic or the other goon next to him, for protection.

        • Champs_quest

          Okay bud, is the player on Anaheim Montreal’s all time leading scorer, future hall of famer, class act who is admired by all NHL players, 1200 point scorer? I am not a fair weather fan man, I am a fan of hockey, I watch and cheer in the playoffs regardless of whether my team makes the playoffs or not. I am definitely not cheering for Rene Bourque or Brandon Prust who used to be Flames, I am cheering for a leader who spent years with a team who couldn’t get it done, he has paid his dues and deserves a cup. If you guys win, good on you, but I will cheer for Toews over cocky Subban any day. If Montreal loses, you can climb in a hole and not cheer for any team because you obviously will not be cheering for anyone because the only team you are allowed to cheer for is your own….

          • Pridenpoise

            Well if you know anything about hockey “bud” you would know that Koivu although he was not Montreals all time leading scorer, he is respected by his peers, a future HOF and you could say deserves many Cups, but my loyalty is with one team, I am a fan of hockey, but when my team gets eliminated, I don’t immediately jump on another teams bandwagon, I guess that’s a Calgary thing, so it looks like you’re the asshole that’s crawling in the hole because I’m going to go celebrate my teams win, oh and by the way, everyone hates a winner, PK has been one of the best players on the ice in the playoffs so get over it, and get used to it. Who’s your team going to be next year, because the Flames will be sucking for years to come.

          • Champs_quest

            Wow I am an asshole? Good game man. Just happy Jarome was the best forward on the ice tonight. Price stoned him on six of his seven shots. If Montreal signs Jarome in the offseason can I have the permission to join your bandwagon? Good luck the rest of the way. Go Martin St. Louis, do it in memory of your mother and shut this dimwit up!!!

          • Pridenpoise

            The best forward on the ice for Boston, maybe he can join another team in the offseason and try and get that elusive cup. And no you don’t have permission to cheer for the Habs,we don’t allow bandwagon fans to root for our team. And know you’re a Rangers fan proved my point, that would make you the dimwit. Later asshole there’s more celebrating to do.

          • Champs_quest

            :) no comment

          • Pridenpoise

            Actually my comments with you ended with the Bruins season, but since you adopt every team that is against the Canadians I will leave you with this, it was one game, I’m pretty sure no one thought it was going to be a sweep. At least my team is still playing, and I don’t get my kicks from the other 30 Teams, which by the way is a loser move, and that would fit your mould. Later loser, go find that missing chromosome.

          • Champs_quest

            :) you were saying

          • Pridenpoise

            How many ways can I say it you’re a loser, and so are the Flames. Or should I say whoever the team is your rooting for this week, you putz.