Five Minute Major: A Boston Bruins Florida Vacation We Can All Relate To

December 29th, 2009 by 4 Sport Boston Leave a reply »
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There are worse places to spend a two-game stretch in late December than sunny Florida (think Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where the World Junior Championships are being held this week), which is where the Bruins just laced ‘em up for two games on back-to-back nights.

Unfortunately for the Bruins, their mini-vacation to the Sunshine State ended like so many family trips do—with some good times, some frustrating times, and a feeling that the gods were simply not in their favor.

Sure, things started out nice with an inspired 2-1 win in Miami on Sunday against the Florida Panthers. After the first period, the team seemed to have a jump in its step, winning puck battles and firing pucks on net. Marco Sturm came through late with the winner on a snipe of a shot to give the B’s the win.

The next day, however, it was like one of those end of vacation washouts. Sure, you had a nice trip to Sea World planned, but the weather gods brought the water park to you, dumping buckets of rain on your happy day. For the B’s, the weather gods were hockey’s pagan rulers—the referees.

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