Scrappin’ in Toronto

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Game two of the Bruin’s preseason in Toronto showed us a little bit, maybe a lot, more of the feistiness we here at HGW like to see and might bode well for more of the same between these two division foes during the regular season.

Highlights:

Steve Begin (6′ 192), showing more guts than brains perhaps, throws down with big Andre Deveaux (6’4″ 232) for the B’s first scrap of the preseason. Credit Begin for showing some old school moxie to his new teammates. He would later score a power play goal as well. Welcome to Boston, son.

There were four others, including: Byron Bitz vs. Jay Rosehill, Guillaume Lefebvre vs. Phil Oreskovic, Bitz and Deveaux (roughing even though the gloves were dropped) and then big Adam McQuaid vs. Phil Oreskovic.

See video on all but the roughing right here.

By all accounts, an entertaining game. Exceptional performance from Patrice Bergeron, who excelled in the faceoff circle and had two assists. Good signs all.

The game also featured the full action debut of Derek Morris in a B’s uniform who, by game’s end, was showing some of the puck moving abilities he was brought onboard to provide. On the Toronto side, former Bruin Jason Allison chugged alang in his comeback bid. Always skilled but a slow-motion skater, it remains to be seen if he’ll be successful.

Next up, the Rangers again, this time at the Garden on Saturday.

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  1. Kessel Comin’ « Hockey Gone Wild Says:

    […] Bruins in Boston in front of the home crowd, the Leafs with a fair share of rumblers, and a history of some feisty play between the two this year. I’m really hoping for a classic game with a shitload of emotion to […]

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