Boston Bruins: We witnessed a highway robbery on Monday night

OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 21: Referee Kelly Sutherland
OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 21: Referee Kelly Sutherland /

The Boston Bruins played a great game on Monday night. They had all the momentum, but the zebra’s decided to turn a blind eye to some pretty obvious calls.

This game was amazing to watch. If you are going to show someone hockey for the first time, Tuesday nights game would be a prime example of why Hockey is the best sport to watch. Sadly this game ended in a horrible way and I’m not talking about the fact that the Boston Bruins lost.

Ryan Donato is for real

This kid is going to be amazing to watch. The flashbacks of Charlie McAvoy are flowing through my head as I write this. Donato made an impact in his first game. A big one. Donato scored the first goal of his career and also added two assists on the night. Donato definitely didn’t look like he was playing in his first game. Donato’s goal was a beauty as he blasted a shot past Joonas Korpisalo.

Donato was all over the ice. He was making great passes which is surprising coming from such a great goal scorer. If Donato keeps up this play he will be playing in the playoffs, adding to the great problem that is the Bruins depth.

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Donato seemed to fit in perfectly on the second line, but Jake Debrusk has grown a lot this season and deserves to be alongside David Krejci and Rick Nash. So I would expect Donato to be on the third line with Riley Nash and Danton Heinen once the Boston Bruins are finally healthy.

Marchand makes his presence felt

Brad Marchand had another phenomenal game. Marchand had a goal and an assist on the night. His goal was filthy. He put Korpisalo in his pocket and now has 31 goals this season. He also has 44 assists. Marchand is off to a great start in March. In 9 games he has 7 goals and 10 assists.

Marchand continues to show how great of a player he is. He has almost 500 points in his career and will be remembered forever by Bruins fans.  He isn’t at the level of Patrice Bergeron, but if he continues to play at such a great level he may get there.

Speaking of being remembered, it seems like Marchand’s checkered past may have even played a role in Monday’s game.

Three Blind Refs

Well more specifically the one that missed this call, but someone forgot to get their eyes checked. In overtime there were two missed calls that would have shifted the game. Marchand had a breakaway chance but was absolutely manhandled. There is no way that this is not holding.

It was crazy that there was no call on the play. Even in overtime you have to make that call, it’s obvious.

Also the refs missed a call when Riley Nash was held. The refs ruined a great game. This has nothing to do with the result. Anyone can see how terrible those missed calls were. It appears I even started an impromptu Twitter thread on Brad Marchand’s style of play.

Next: Ryan Donato makes the jump to the big club

Well it is on to the next one as the Boston Bruins face the St.Louis Blues on Wednesday night.