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Boston Bruins Lose What Might Have Been A Must Win Game In Ottawa

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Boston Bruins Lose What Might Have Been A Must Win Game In Ottawa

The Ottawa Senators took down the Boston Bruins 4-2 in Ottawa on Monday night

Mike Hoffman  Derick BrassardJean-Gabriel Pageau and Alex Burrows all scored for Ottawa as they extended their winning streak to three games. Between the pipes for the Sens was goaltender Craig Anderson made who made 25 saves on 27 shots by the Boston Bruins.

On the Boston side of things Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand were the goal scorers for the B’s with Tuukka Rask‘s saving 25 shots on 28 attempts with the fourth Ottawa goal being an empty netter. Marchand’s goal happened to be his 30th of the season which gives the Bruins forward back-to-back 30 goal seasons.

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“They played their game better than we played ours.”

Unfortunately for the Bruins they found themselves down by 2 goals within the first ten minutes of the game, a deficit they were never able to overcome.

“When you get down by two in less than 10 minutes it’s tough to get back in the game.”

With the win the Senators now move four points ahead of the Boston Bruins in the Atlantic Division with only 12 games to go in the Bruins NHL season. With every game mattering for the bubble playoff dreams for the B’s this loss puts them 8 points behind the division leading Montreal Canadiens who are in the midst of a five game winning streak for head coach Claude Julien.

If the Bruins hope to secure a playoff spot and avoid missing the Stanley Cup playoffs for the third straight year they will have to limit their losses in regulation and pull as many point out as possible. For what it is worth a simulation that was run Monday morning had the Bruins at an 81% chance of making the playoffs before their loss against the Senators, based on these simulation numbers the loss knocks the Bruins down to 80%. I would avoid putting too much weight into that simulation number specifically as other simulations peg the Black and Gold at around 75%.

The odds are in their favor but with the previous two seasons ending in a dramatic collapse anything is truly possible, all I can say is every loss in the remaining 12 games is huge.

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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Boston Bruins Already Having Injury Problem

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Bruins Injury Updates Have Begun

Today GM Don Sweeney has given an update on a few injured players.

Matt Beleskey who which is not a big deal since he might not even make the team is day-to-day with a foot contusion. This happened is the B’s last preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens

Jakub Forsbacka Karlsson is day-to-day as well with an upper-body injury that he received in the game against Detroit on September 19th. Hopefully, this is nothing because he was a kid that was slotted to make a roster spot.

Last is Torrey Krug who will be out for at least three weeks pending a re-evaluation at that time. He was hit in the jaw with the puck and suffered a non-displaced fracture. It occurred in the game against Detroit.

Also on another note, the team has sent Jack Studnicka and Kyle Keyser back to the OHL.

The biggest injury is with JFK, now some may say Krug but I think the B’s can find a replacement for him. McAvoy will most likely take over on the power play and maybe this opens the door for a guy like Rob O’Gara or Matt Grzelcyk. Other than these few hiccups Boston should be a fun team to watch this season. Especially if they stay as young as they have in camp and the preseason games.

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Boston Bruins Take Down Montreal In Preseason Game 1

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Bruins Grab First Win Of The Preseason

Boston took on the Canadiens last night in Quebec City and came out with a victory. Last nights team was all about the kids. Unfortnitally the game was not aired on TV in Boston. the Bruins defeated Montreal 3-2.

From what I have read from people that saw the game is that the kids were very impressive. Tim Schaller, Anders Bjork, and Jesse Gabrielle were the goal scorers. As the whole, the team seems like they are in a good spot to be competitive this season. Especially with all of the prospects on the roster that are eyeing a spot in the big club.

The most impressive was last years NCAA Hobey Baker Finalist Anders Bjork. Bjork scored his first goal in a Bruins uniform last night. Also, the word on the street is that his chemistry with the team is growing. Look for him to grab a top-six spot on the roster heading into the season.

Here is Anders Bjork on his first goal in. A very hockey guy answer:

 

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