By Mike Harrington
Come on, admit it. I got you right from the headline of this post.
But I'm not joking either. Did you see what happened at the start of the Bruins-Devils six-round shootout last night in TD Garden?
The video above gives you the answer. Hall of Famer Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe recounts the doughy affair with this uproarious game story. (*Dupont wrote a photographer at rinkside said the object was a pretzel even if the YouTube author above said hot dog).
At one point, Dupont notes that the referees were "strutting their officiating mustard and overall sense of fairness" in ordering a do-over on Tyler Seguin's goal because of the projectile coming out of the stands past goalie Johan Hedberg. At another, he said Seguin scored on his "dough-over" attempt. And on a third, he said of the shootout "Like a pretzel, this one was knotted" after a goal by New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk. Gut-busting stuff.
Carbohydrates and Milan Lucic aside, the Sabres have a major issue come Thursday night. The Bruins are 5-0-1 for 11 points, tops in the Eastern Conference. They're 4-0 at home. They've given up just 12 goals and Tuukka Rask (1.74 GAA, .932 save percentage) is quickly making everyone forget about Tim Thomas' politics. No Stanley Cup hangover for the B's this year. They're hungry again.
The Bruins are struggling on the power play at just 3 for 24 overall -- including 0 for 15 at home. But they lead the NHL in penalty killing, surviving 27 of 28 (16 of 17 at home, all 11 on the road).