Apr 19 2008

What An Amazing Time To Be A Boston Sports Fan – Go BruSox

Boston sports teams over the years are very hit or miss, but most of the time missing. Since 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007 with the N.E. Patriots and 2004, 2007 for the Red Sox and 2007-2008 with the Celtics, it is a great time to live here. However, the very under-rated and the underdog in the NHL brackets, Boston Bruins are tearing up the place.

I will talk about the Red Sox later in the post, I want to get to the Bruins first. The first two periods were very hard hitting and intense, but the scoring was very low. The Canadians were also leading 2-1 going into the 3rd period and there was elimination on the line. The Garden was fired back up when the Bruins scored 3 minutes into the 3rd period. With 8 minutes left regulation time, the game got very interesting. With the the Bruins losing 3-2, they tie it up 3-3 with a faceoff goal deflected in. Boston took the lead for the first time 4-3 when Kessel scored with 4:15 left in the game. However, Montreal tied it up 4-4 11 seconds later silencing the deafening crowd. 2:37 seconds left, the Bruins took the final lead 5-4 on an amazing goal from Marco Sturm and held on for the win. With 2 minutes left in the game, every player on both sides were fighting hard then ever and the game got more intense. My friend Kevin was at the game and he saw a great one.

If you noticed I only saw the end of the third period on my DVR because I knew what to watch. I couldn’t watch the game live because I was 3.2 miles away at Fenway Park watching the Red Sox beat the Rangers 5-3 on a come from behind win. The Red Sox were down 3-2 going into the bottom of the 8th inning. Big Papi tied the game at 3-3 and then next batter (Manny Ramirez) hit a bomb to give the Red Sox a 5-3 lead. That home run was Manny’s 496th Career, 4 away from 500. He will be the 24th player in MLB history to hit 500 home runs. During “Sweet Caroline”, they updated the park about the Bruins win and all of Fenway Park erupted in cheers giving the Red Sox some good luck. Papelbon came in to close the game out, get the save and the win.

I have tons of stories, but that can wait until tomorrow.

About the author

Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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