Today is the day for the Boston Bruins: game seven against the Washington Capitals, 7:30 p.m., NESN and NBC Sports Network. Everything is on the line, but don’t say the Bruins aren’t prepared. They had a high-energy morning skate–with Patrice Bergeron–and later emphatically told John Bishop that games like these are fun to play.
One of the referees assigned to tonight’s game is a familiar face to Bruins fans: Stephen Walkom, who was also in for the deciding games against Tampa Bay and Vancouver last summer. Recall that game seven against the Lightning had absolutely no penalties called, whereas game seven against the Canucks had just three minor penalties, two for the Bruins.
Tyler Seguin made it through to the next round of NHL 13 cover voting. Now the format changes drastically: instead of being able to vote for guys based on their division, it’s a pure head-to-head matchup in March Madness-style brackets. Seguin is in round one, open for voting now, against Scott Hartnell of the Philadelphia Flyers. Vote for Seguin from now until May 2.
On Boston’s 98.5 radio station, hosts Fred Toucher and Rich Shertenlieb brought back a fun contest to give away game seven tickets using Jack Edwards–or should we say New Jack Edwards. Basically, Edwards himself reads out lyrics from early 90s hip-hop songs (like from the New Jack Swing genre) and the caller must guess who did the original song to win tickets. Good news: the caller wins and Edwards shows off his excellent rap skills, adding in riffs like “That beat is dirtier than Raffi Torres,” “It’s pronounced [Milan] Lucic, fool” and “That’s how we do it on the streets of South Central Vermont.” He also raps the viral video hit Miracles by Insane Clown Posse.
Get ready for a big, intense game tonight, folks.