Friday, December 12, 2008

Midnight In The Garden Of Good and .... Well... Just Good

What do the Denver Nuggets, Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs have in common? Not too much, aside from all being professional sports franchises with, like, uniforms and stuff. And, oh yeah, they're the only teams to win at the TDBanknorth Boston Garden this year.

It's no secret that the Bruins and Celtics are cruising to fantastic starts. The C's 21-2 start is the best in franchise history and the Bruins have surprised most everyone as their 19-5-4 record is tops in the Eastern Conference (despite the fact that the Rangers have played roughly 47 games more than anyone else.)

What is surprising, is how dominating both teams have been at home. The Bruins and Celtics are a combined 22-2-1 inside the Garden. It looks even better in its own paragraph, centered and perhaps bolded.


Even the losses have been pretty memorable. The C's fell to the Nuggets on Chauncey's first trip back to Boston after the trade, The B's fell in OT to the Pens on Opening Night and the Bruins stopped playing the Leafs after Milan Lucic nearly murdered Mike Van Ryn and blew a 2 goal lead.

Before last year, both of these two teams were the laughingstock of Boston. Now they're not only winning, they're dominating in front of fans.

Jeremy Jacobs, you may resume your Scrooge McDuck-like breaststroke through your vault of money.

1 comment:

NYR Zach said...

And to think, we're not far removed from the day where you put a brown bag on your head and went to a Bruins game.