Boston Bruins Lose In Stupid Fashion
Boston Bruins loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs last night was a must win, as Toronto is at the B’s heels in the standings. The leafs are now just 1 point behind the Black and Gold in the Atlantic Division standings .
The Boston Bruins had 36 shots to the Leafs 29, but as we know it’s not amount of shots its shot quality, all you need is one good shot. The Bruins were 0/1 on the power play and the leafs went 1/3. Bruins earned the victory in the face-off but that did not help. B’s 56% Leafs 44%.
David Backes put the Bruins on the board first and early scoring just. He received a pass from Brad Marchand, corralled it and was able to beat Frederik Anderson short-side. Morgan Rielly answered quickly to tie the game at 1. That was it for the first.
Both teams traded chances but Anderson and Tuukka Rask were the stars in this period. The save of the game from Tuukk’s when he stone Matt Hunwick of what appeared to be an easy goal. That was most of the excitement in the second
The leafs came out hot as they scored three unanswered goal in the third. One of which came on the power play from Tyler Bozak. The power play came from a BS interference call against Dominic Moore. Moore was out front battling with a Leafs player and Moore pushed and the Leafs player fell easily to the ice and Moore was called for interference. This happened with 2 minutes left in the game. The other two goals for the leafs were empty netters.
“It’s one of those that hurts,” Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron said. “We talked about before the game doing the job and we didn’t do it.”
The Bruins play Ottawa tonight in what really is a must win game. If they lose this game it will be very difficult for them to make the playoffs. Then on Thursday they face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning another winnable game.