In case you missed it last night, NCAA superstar Ryan Donato made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. And boy oh boy did he ever make an impression.
Donato, son of Bruins legendary Bruins defenseman Ted Donato, was ALL OVER the ice last night and put up a remarkable three points (one goal, two assists) at TD Garden. In case you missed it, here’s the kid’s first National Hockey League goal… and it’s a beauty:
What a blast! Donato gives, takes and then blasts a picture perfect one timer past Blue Jackets netminder Jonas Korpisalo.
So nice, we gotta see it twice:
Oh man… I could watch that on a loop all day.
Unfortunately for the Bruins, they couldn’t pull out the victory in Donato’s historic debut, but that didn’t hamper the kid’s enthusiasm too much.
He admitted that he’s still a little bitter because of the loss, but that he was extremely excited to make his debut as a Bruin.
The Boston native signed with the Bruins on Sunday evening once his NCAA season with Harvard ended, but the remarkable thing is that he’ll remain a student and continue his studies on the road.
Man… one thing’s for sure: this kid is a legit STUD. As if being a professional hockey player wasn’t enough, he decides he’s going to finish his Harvard degree at the same time. STUD.
Marchand destroys Lightning fan on social media with chirp of the year
In case you missed it, the Boston Bruins ran over the Atlantic Division leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night 3-0, pulling themselves to within two points of the division lead themselves.
Bruins sniper David Pastrnak kicked things off early, potting a beauty less than four minutes into the opening frame.
Check it out:
Veteran David Backes followed that up not long after, with his 12th goal of the season. Unfortunately for Backes, he would be forced to leave the game later on after suffering a scary cut just above the knee courtesy of Lightning forward Yanni Gourde.
Check it out:
Clearly this is an accidental play on Gourde’s part and it all indications are that Backes will make a full recovery. Still… scary stuff.
All in all, last night’s effort was a huge statement for the surging Bruins and one of the team’s most outspoken players, uberpest Brad Marchand, took to social media last night to rub salt in the wound of the Lightning faithful.
Just prior to Backes’ injury, Marchand crashed the net and ended up landing on top of Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevsky which Lightning fans didn’t take to too kindly. One fan, Twitter user AmenaTBL, tweeted directly at Marchand to show her disapproval:
Ouch… tell us how you really feel Amena!
Marchand, never one to be outdone in the chirping department, fired an insult right back and ruthlessly shut down the exchange:
Boom! Roasted. To her credit, Amena admitted defeat:
No shame, Amena. Countless others have been rendered speechless by Marchand’s quick wit and sharp tongue. He’s not the NHL’s biggest agitator for nothing…