Boston Bruins Can not stay awake
The Boston Bruins lost to the Edmonton Oilers by a score of 7-4.
Last night was a tough night for the Boston Bruins coming off Wednesday’s game against Calgary. Boston came out very slow and very sluggish and the Oilers took advantage right away. Before last nights game the Bruins were on a 4 game win streak.
The six of the eleven goals came during this period. First goal of the game game Patrick Maroon on the power play just 4:30 into the game. Maroon was on the far side of Rask where Jordan Eberle found a small passing window and fired a pass over and Maroon had an open net. Then just 1 minute later Patrick Maroon scored again. This time he was assisted by Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. This goal came from a complete breakdown of the B’s defense. Draisailtl skated through three Bruins then hit McDavid who found Maroon crashing and hit him with the pass and Maroon potted his second of the period. Next was yet another ex Bruin, Benoit Pouliot. Pouliot’s goal was a very ugly as Boston had another breakdown. David Desharnais came down the left side as Carlo kept him to the outside. He continued around the net as Carlo dropped off in hopes that the back-checking Matt Beleskey would pick him up (he failed). Instead Beleskey went to the net with Carlo. Desharnais then put the puck put front and Pouliot out muscled both Carlo and Beleskey to put the puck in the back of the net.
Now that Oilers have stopped scoring we can talk about the Bruins. The first B’s goal came from David Pastrnak (his point streak continues) at 12:29 3 minutes after the Pouliot goal. This was a beautiful play. Torey Krug started the play by keeping in an attempted clear as the Bruins were on the power play. Krug then found Ryan Spooner on the half boards who then hit Brad Marchand on the near post. Marchy then found Pasta sneaking back door as he thread the pass through the crease and Pasta put it in. The whole play took about 3 seconds, that is what I call puck movement. Next came Brad Marchand with his 37th goal of the season. This goal was almost identical except the assists came from Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron. At this point I was thinking the Bruins are right back in this game and then a few minutes went by.
This is when Anton Slepyshev scored the Oilers 4th of the period. This was another ridiculous goal and another break down Anton was able to bat McDavid’s rebound out of the air and get it past Tuukka Rask. That was all just the first period.
Edmonton opened the scoring in the second as well. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins score the first goal on yet another BS goal. The puck was thrown out front as Nugent-Hopkins was looking to pass and the pucke bounced around and found its way in the net. Rask was pulled after this goal. Then the Dominic Morre came right back with a sick backhand snipe that went top-shelf short side. This was also shorthanded. So once again make it a hockey game as the score was 5-3. Then Draisaitl answered Moore with a nifty goal as he caught Anton Khudobin trying to cheat to the other side expecting the pass. Draisaitl then snuck it short side past Doby. Another ugly goal. Milan Lucic who won a Stanley Cup here in Boston added to Edmonton’ lead. Lucic scored the easiest goal I have seen in a while, he was left uncovered in front of the net and was able to put in the rebound, on the power play. This was the Oilers third power play goal.
No goal were scored in the third period
Boston has three days off before they head to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs.