The Bruins blew it last night. Lets call it like it is. The Bruins had a great chance to grab two points with Washington missing some key players and they couldn't do it. Their defense didn't step up it's game, their offense was a little malaise and it seemed that the team couldn't get their act together. It also didn't help that Washington played like a team with nothing to lose. They skated hard, they played physical hockey and they also caught some breaks. Not reviewing that second goal? I don't get that at all.
Boston played 7 games in 11 days and last night they looked like it. The two back-to-back games really took their toll on the club and it was obvious. They played a hard fought game against the Rangers in Boston, then they traveled to Philadelphia and went toe-to-toe with the Flyers. It wasn't pretty. Yes, the Bruins came away with a 5-3 victory in Philly, but they also left with an injured Nathan Horton, a Scott Hartnell hat trick and a bruised ego.
Enter: Washington Capitals.
This was supposed to be a cakewalk. Think about it this way: If the Bruins didn't have Krejci, Lucic and Seidenberg would it be considered an easy victory? Almost definitely.
This isn't going to be a super long recap. Last night's game was pretty disheartening because the Bruins didn't play well and they should have beaten Washington. Oh well.
After the jump, pathetic Bruins were pathetic last night...
Patrice Bergeron. Guy is a boss or if you're Brad Marchand, he's a bawss. Bergeron had two assists last night and is now 4 points in his last 2 games. He's the most consistent Bruin on the ice, which is shown in such stats like faceoffs (won 62% of them last night [64% in the offensive zone and an amazing 83% in the defensive zone]) and logged about 20 minutes on the ice last night.
Tyler Seguin. Dude played like a boss as well (or again, bawss). It wasn't just that goal that was sweet as fuck, he was doing it all. Kid was getting dirty in the corners, he was hustling and playing defense.
Bruins defense. Yikes. The Bruins defense was terrible last night. Washington was able to do whatever they wanted with the crew and at times left Tuukka Rask out to dry. Watch Perreault's second goal. Boychuk makes a terrible turnover which allows Perreault to blow past Chara and Peverley (who's brain is apparently out in space). That was the name of the Bruins defense last night. Turnovers and trying to pass the puck through people. Awful.
Mathieu Perreault. Apparently this dude is a fucking all-star now? I hope someone made sure that Ovechkin wasn't wearing his sweater last night because he played his ass off (which means no, it wasn't that lazy Russian fuck). I don't get how someone like Perreault (who scored goal 5, 6, and 7 last night) was able to carve up the Bruins defense. I'm baffled.
- What country will Tim Thomas represent in the 2014 Olympics? China or Russia?
- Where is Patrice Purrgeron?
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