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Posts Tagged ‘Boston Bruins’

Chicago Blackhawks Score with Classy Boston Globe Ad

The Bruins’ run at the 2013 Stanley Cup was book ended by a pair of historically improbably third periods: their Game 7 OT comeback against the Leafs, down 1-4; and their Game 6 finals regulation-time loss to the Blackhawks, after being up 2-1 with minutes to play.

Today, on page A9 of the Boston Globe, there is another hockey surprise. An open letter to the Bruins and city of Boston subtly connected to the recent Marathon bombings. An excerpt:

“From Boston’s political leadership to every member of the Bruins organization, from the players to the people on the streets, you demonstrated respect, good sportsmanship and a genuine love for the great game of hockey.”

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Bruins Goalie George Plimpton Returns to Boston

In spirit at least, in the form of the feature documentary Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself!

The movie screens tonight at the Coolidge Corner Cinema in Brookline, and as WBUR’s Andrea Shea’s interview with the two filmmakers reminds, there’s no better karmic city for this tribute to the great author and journalist than Boston:

“This is the home of two of the teams that George played for,” Luke Poling explained. “He would be the answer to the Jeopardy question of: Who’s the only person to have played with the Bruins and the Celtics?”

Playing goalie for the Bruins is just one example of George Plimpton’s many “amateur intrusions.” As a Sports Illustrated correspondent, he took that old journalist joke about “being an expert for a day” to the extreme and turned his escapades into best-selling books. Poling first discovered Plimpton when he read the writer’s Bruins’ chronicle, Open Net.

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