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From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 17:25

Hi Chris,

The game started off furiously, which lead to Horton getting knocked out. Clean hit or dirty play?

Caylie

From: Christopher Golden
To: Caylie King
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 17:28

Hey Caylie,

I might be in the minority, but I see that as a dirty hit as Rule 48 reads. I do think Horton was admiring his pass, but Rome stands up and point of contact is the player’s head.

And no way I wanted to see a player wheeled off the ice.

C.

From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 17:41

Hi Chris,

I never want to see anyone get hurt like that, that’s hard to watch.

I’m not sure if it was dirty, but it was a late hit by Rome. That being said it’s also Horton’s responsibility to keep his head up and not admire his pass. I think most of damage is when he hit his head on the ice.

Caylie

[About the game from two viewpoints. Chris and Caylie watch the game and exchange their thoughts via email.]

From: Christopher Golden
To: Caylie King
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 17:57

Hey Caylie,

The reason I say the hit is dirty is that Rome easily saw that Horton was in a vulnerable position and took complete advantage – regardless of the fact Horton would likely get hurt. Players need to have more respect for each other.

That all said, huge kill from the Canucks – if it didn’t light a fire under the boys, it sure got the Rogers Arena Viewing Party going. This place is rocking! But I’m thinking the late period effort tells me the boys got the boost.

And why couldn’t MayRay have some finish? Kid can stickhandle like he’s in a phone booth. Problem is he shoots like he’s in one as well.

C.

From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 18:21

Hi Chris,

Yeah, killing that 5-minute major was huge, I’m disappointed we didn’t score on our PP. Although our PP has a good percentage, it’s been less than spectacular in this series.

Well, Boston gets the award for fast goal of this game. We are in a hole, Boston is playing more aggressive after the Horton hit.

Half way through another big kill.

Caylie

From: Christopher Golden
To: Caylie King
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 18:36

Hey Caylie,

Boston is definitely playing more aggressive, but I’m surprised they’re allowing this game to continue to have end-to-end play. They’ve got a two-goal lead and yet they are letting the Canucks dictate the style of game. Go figure.

I do believe it’s imperative the Canucks narrow the lead to one before the end of two.

C.

From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 18:45

Hi Chris,

4-0 Boston. What just happened? They are all over us, they are the ones who are dictating play. Ehrhoff and Edler has looked shaky and are giving up the puck too easily.

Things are spiraling out, someone needs to step up and get a good offensive shift going.

Caylie

From: Christopher Golden
To: Caylie King
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 18:47

Hey Caylie,

I’m a firm believer that the Canucks are just preparing to have an exciting 3rd period. You have to remain positive, right?

The backbreaker was that shorthanded goal. It’s as if the Canucks powerplay didn’t make the trip. Either that or the Bruins have figured it out. Very little organization and no rhythm to it.

C.

From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 19:10

Hi Chris,

If they can score 4 in a period, so can we right? RIGHT?!

The third period has always been our best period. This would be one hell of a comeback but anything can happen in playoff hockey.

Win Da Turd!!!

Caylie

From: Christopher Golden
To: Caylie King
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 19:37

Hey Caylie,

Why not? The Canucks DO have the offensive power to produce.

What worries me most right now is that the Canucks seem to have let the Bruins get under their skin. I’m hoping it’s only the aberration of a game that has gotten far out of hand, but the steadiness we’re used to is definitely missing.

Let’s just play hard, finish this one up and win Game 4. Makes the party on Friday that much better.

C.

From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 19:43

Hi Chris,

I’m not scared that we are going to lose this game. I’m scared of how far away from our game we are. We are doing everything that we said we didn’t want to do. Emotions are too high, soon enough someone’s going to get hurt. Do we really want Kesler fighting Seidenberg?!

We better regroup and refocus. This type of game will not win us 2 more games.

Caylie

From: Christopher Golden
To: Caylie King
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 20:42

Hey Caylie,

Kesler fighting Seidenberg in a staged fight? Aside from the “I’m thankful he doesn’t get injured” feeling, I have no issue with the scrap. The game was a wash and it showed we weren’t going to back down.

What has me scratching my head is why AV left Luongo in net to start the 3rd. By no means was this game Lou’s fault, but give him a break and let him prepare for Wednesday. Instead, we see another 4 goals go past him. Not exactly good for the ol’ psyche.

And that leads me my last point – do the fans in TD Garden get free food when the Bruins score 8 goals in one game?

C.

From: Caylie King
To: Christopher Golden
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 20:58

Hi Chris,

It was good to see the boys show some passion and not just turtle. I definitely think Luongo should have been pulled after the 5th goal. To start him in the third tried so show confidence in a comeback, but to give up another goal with horrible defensive coverage, that should have been it.

Not much to say but regroup, refocus and come out playing our own game in game 4!

Caylie

PS: I’m so interested to hear what Claude has to say about Lucic sticking his fingers in Burrows face. He said he wouldn’t tolerate it if one of his players did it, in his morning press conference. (Ed. note: He didn’t like it. – J.J.)

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