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Boston Bruins Recap: Bruins Get Screwed By Video Review Once Again

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Bruin Continue to not win a home

Last night the Boston Bruins loss to the Ottawa Senators 1-0. Boston scored in the second but the Sens coach used his challenge it was determined that the play was offsides. Video review is ruining the game.

First Two Periods

There were no goal scored in the first 40 minutes of the game. Each team had plenty of chances including the Bruins goal-no-goal play. Brad Marchand had a great chance early on where he tried to slide the puck five-hole on the backhand but Craig Anderson steered it away. A little bit later Marshy had another great breakaway chance. I think Anderson knew he was going back hand because he sprawled out and was able to make the save. All Marshy had to do was flip the puck over Anderson and boom up 1-0. For some reason Marchand just shot it right into Anderson, maybe he was surprised at what Anderson did. That is still not an excuse for a player who scored nearly 40 goals in the regular season.

Then in the second the Bruins scored or so we all thought. Then the Sens coach used his challenge to challenge offsides. Noel Acciari was able to tip in a shot from Charlie McAvoy for the goal. Here in the video we can see that the play is offsides. The only problem I have is that the goal came 20 seconds after the missed offsides. Here are my issues with this challenge of the offsides:

  1. It takes way to long, If I can figure it out at home in 10 seconds then why can Toronto do the same. They have access to more angles than I do. So I would say put a time limit on the review.
  2. The offsides did not lead directly to a goal. If you ask me it should only be challenged if the offside is missed then bam a few seconds later the goal happens. If the goal happens 20 seconds later than that means the Senators had all that time to clear the zone but they just failed.
  3. The review is flawed. Offsides should not be review able. I agree with having a review but we have seen that it is extremely flawed. The human factor is what makes the game what it is. I like the human factor, it adds an element to the game.  The video review needs to be reviewed itself.

Third Period

In every playoff series there is always a guy that get hot and Bobby Ryan is that guy for the Senators. His goal gave the Sens the lead. Also Erik Karlsson made a perfect pass to Ryan for his easy goal. The Bruins then had a great chance to tie the game with a minute left but the Hockey God’s said no to Marshy.

Up Next:

The Bruin will go back to Ottawa and play game 5 on Friday. Also the Bruins have been down 3-1 in a series 22 times and have come back zero times. Hopefully they can change that.

 

Justin is a Computer Networking student at Wentworth Institute of Technology and joined the Trifecta Network as an Editor in February of 2016 and is a guest on Down to the WIRE Sports Talk.

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Boston Bruins Season Is Falling Apart Faster Than It Is Coming Together

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Boston Bruins Stricken With Injuries As More Added To List

Boston Bruins are a team that has nothing positive going for them at the moment. Injury after injury has left the team scratching their head questioning what to do next. Bruce Cassidy has announced that both Anders Bjork and Brad Marchand will not travel with the team.

David Krejci will travel with the team on the upcoming road trip. This brings a small amount of light to a team with much darkness.

This is probably the biggest loss yet as Brad Marchand has 15 points in 14 games. Then Bjork a rookie who cemented his spot on the top line in training camp has 9 points already. Boston has already dug into the reserves in Providence with Danton Heinen and Jordan Swarz.

Now, these guys have played well since getting the call-up but a guy like Marchand is not replaceable. Hopefully, Providence is able to spare a couple more players or there might be a trade looming near. Providence is a team chalk full of young talent lucky for Boston except the well is starting to run dry. The Baby Bruins will soon run into the problem of not being able to field a team of their own.

Most Likely Call-Up Candidates

Zach Senyshyn. Senyshyn has 5 points in 12 games so far in Providence. He was on the bubble of making the roster during camp. Both Bjork and Debrusk took that spot. This could be his chance.

Kenny Agostino. Agostino who already has a couple NHL games this season and has been lighting up the AHL with 9 points in 8 games. Another bubble guy that lost out on a roster spot as he went down in the preseason with an injury.

Anton Blidh. Blidh who also has NHL experience would bring a bit more grit to a speedy team.

Peter Cehlarik. Another guy that is a bit more of a grinder than a goal scorer but that might be just what Boston needs.

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Boston Bruins Rob O’Gara Has His Shot To Make The Big Club

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Rob O’Gara To Get His Shot

All season long the Boston Bruins have been dealing with injuries and other roster question marks. Additionally, Brad Marchand is now out with an upper-body injury. David Krejci has been placed on the IR. Rob O’Gara has been called up from Providence.

O’Gara now has his shot to earn himself a roster spot just as some of his former Providence team members have done, as with Danton Heinen. Alike Heinen O’Gara will have to make this chance count as Heinen did by scoring two goals in his debut. Though the expectations for O’Gara are a bit different seeing that he is a defenseman. Also, the expectation for him is to make a limited amount of mistakes. Plus contributing to the offense if/when possible.

Right now the Bruins are struggling in their own end, as most of their defenseman is a minus on the plus-minus chart. In contrast, O’Gara in 7 games for Providence is a plus-four. Hopefully, he can bring some much-needed defense, with the exception of Zdeno Chara to a team with many offensive minded d-man.

Similarly, the league has evolved to one where offensive defensemen are more sought. This leads to holes in the defense as we have seen with Boston so far during the first 12 games. Boston is looking for that spark on defense and O’Gara may be it.

Roster Position

The most likely spot for O’Gara to end up is the third pairing. Now that may seem bad, however, the Bruins run three d-pairs more than other teams. O’Gara gains the much-needed NHL experience from his ice time. Hopefully, he is not just here for one game as that would be useless. It would not help him in any way possible. In fact, it would most likely hurt him mostly his confidence. O’Gara should be a better fit than the newly acquired Paul Postma. Not only does O’Gara seem to have a bit more overall skill, he has more upside.

O’Gara a 24-year-old selected by the Bruins in the fifth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Tonights Game

Boston will face the Minnesota Wild at home. The game will be aired on NESN and broadcast on 98.5 the sports hub.

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Boston Bruins David Backes To Have Colon Surgery

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Backes To Miss 8 weeks

Boston Bruin Forward David Backes who just came back after suffering from diverticulitis. Bruins Dr. David Finn has now stated that he will undergo Colon surgery.

Backes will be out for at least 8 weeks. This will add even more pressure to the kids with yet another veteran absence.

“David Backes will undergo surgery on Thursday, November 2 to remove a portion of his colon. The expected recovery time is approximately 8 weeks. The decision to have surgery was made in consultation with team physicians as well as outside specialists in the management of diverticulitis. David’s episode of diverticulitis at the beginning of the season was his second episode in two months and was complicated with an abscess (collection of infection adjacent to the colon) that required drainage. Repeated episodes, like what David experienced, have a very high likelihood of recurrence in the near term, which is why he was advised to have surgery to remove the area of colon causing the problem. It was determined that attempting to delay the surgery until after the season was an unacceptable risk to his health.

Just as he was getting back to his normal position and injury/health is an issue again for the Bruins. Sean Kurarly or Riley Nash will most likely fill the void as Ryan Spooner is still out with a groin injury. The potential of JFK being called up is there, do not get your hopes up as Kurarly has been solid.

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