Boston Bruins Mark Recchi: One Class Act

January 5th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

Lost in all the hoopla over Boston Bruins forward Marco Sturm scoring the winning goal at the Bridgestone Winter Classic at Fenway Park on Saturday afternoon was Mark Recchi’s tying goal, the goal that started the comeback.

In speaking with Recchi in the Bruins dressing room last Friday, his reaction to media questions was more animated than anyone in the Bruins locker room. To be fair, every player was excited, every player loved the ice, the atmosphere and the experience of being on the ice at Fenway Park, but there was something about Recchi that stood out, his appreciation just seemed to be at a heightened level.

So, when Recchi scored the tying goal on Saturday at 17:42 of the third period, I was thrilled for him. The Bruins crowd, which had been somewhat quiet throughout the game, launched out of their seats to celebrate the tying marker, it was a sight to see and a great moment for Recchi.

When asked about the his goal Recchi responded, “You know, to be able to tie the game up, we had a lot of pressure, the last power play, and we really wanted to, you know, have a big win. ...

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