Rough loss for the Bruins in what can be looked as one of those "scheduled losses." Playing the Pens on the road on the tail end of back-to-back games twice in one week is awful scheduling by the NHL and just plain ol' tough titties for Boston. It was a hard played game by both sides. Not many mistakes were made but the ones that were cost the Bruins a potential point or two.
Julien said he wasn't disappointed with his team's efforts. We wished we saw stronger forechecking, more physical play by all four lines and a bit more sense of urgency against a Pens defense which is suspect at best and without Letang for most of the game. Didn't happen. Pens outworked Boston. Simple as that.
Where that's just two lost points the real loss may be that of David Krejci who took a Johnny Rocket right above the kneecap. He was helped off the ice but later seen walking onto the bus.
Good sight: David Krejci walking to B's team bus on own. Wasnt bending right leg much, but looked better than I thought he would #BruinsTalk— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) March 17, 2013
Bruins say he'll travel with the team. So did Kelly and we know how that turned out. After the game some fans were ready with pitchforks and torches to go hunt down Boychuk (probably not a smart idea, kiddies), and also assumed the worse because Boston and reasons. But let's wait until the team doctors figure out what's wrong before people jump on their own daggers, shall we?
Also that injury totally was a buzzkill. Destroyed the momentum the team was building on trying to tie the game up.Add a comment