The Boston Bruins rookies knocked off the New York Islanders rookies 5-2 Wednesday night in front of 11,568 of the Bruins faithful. (Yeah, you three Isles’ fans, I saw you.)
Boston’s first pick from the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Jordan Caron, potted two goals and an empty netter at 19:23 to complete a hat trick while the mega hyped Tyler Seguin managed two assists in his Black and Gold debut.
After a scoreless 1st period in which Bruins goaltender Adam Courchaine did battle with the Isles’ 6ft5 net minder Mikko Koskinen (and his vintage “Gortons Fisherman” Isles’ mask), each team let loose, popped the twine and dropped the gloves.
The 2nd period could best be described as the polar opposite of the first, with two fights, four goals and more fisticuffs than one could on their own two hands, each team brought the heat. Boston though came out on top taking a 3- 1 lead into the room off of goals by Caron (assisted by Delahey and Colborne) and Sauve (assisted by Randell). Then finally, newly signed “tough guy” Lane MacDermid was strung out into the offensive zone by Seguin, and beat Isles’ tender Koskinen clean glove side. The Islanders finally got on the board though as Swedish stub Nino Niederreiter made a beautiful tip off a shot by Isles’ Defenseman Harmonic to put one behind Courchaine.
Onto to the 3rd period which was highlighted by a nasty injury to centerman Joe Colborne after he took a teammate’s stick to the face and as of now has been diagnosed with a broken nose, stitches and a chipped tooth. Thankfully that was the extent of his injuries as he wobbled off the ice with help from 2-3 teammates.
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With his second period goal off of a rebound generated by Tyler Randell, young forward Maxime Sauve (accompanied by his best Miroslav Satan impression) put the “baby” B’s out in front for good and was buzzing amongst fans who had never heard of the young forward before Wednesday. I’m confident that his killer bee like attitude certainly garnered attention as he zipped behind defenders on more than one occasion tonight.
The Bruins and Isles will do battle once more tomorrow night in Boston and there is sure to be no shortage of physicality. Even with these games having no effect on standings you can bet your bottom dollar that every man on the roster is playing their hearts out, why? For a chance to make the big club of course.
If you weren’t in attendance this evening, and you have the chance to make it to the North End tomorrow night, around 7PM, get yourself in the building because for the miniscule price of only $5 you can be on hand for an amazing showcase of hockey talent.
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