After a road trip that saw the Bruins take 4 out of 6 points, the team returned home last night and lost 3-2 to the Nashville Predators, in a game that saw the Bruins only generate 17 shots for the entire game. The B’s got goals from Kevan Miller and Loui Eriksson but gave up the winner with a little less than 6 minutes left.
Sure Kevan Miller scored, but also did this:
Not sure why Dennis Seidenberg or Colin Miller were still scratches last night, as someone astutely pointed out on Twitter, they had fresh legs after sitting out Saturday night against the ‘Nucks. Claude Julien’s strange handling of his roster continues. In other news, Jimmy Hayes was a healthy (we think) scratch again last night as well. Hayes has a relatively affordable $2.3M cap hit but could that be a bad contract? So far, with 4-8-12 and a minus-5 it might be. Hayes has to pick it up when he gets back in the lineup.
Elsewhere, Tyler Randell kicked the holy hell out of Eric Nystrom:
Randell also has chipped in with 4 goals. Not bad for a 4th liner.
The Bruins are now 5-7-1 at home this year, which is inexcusable. They have quite a few home games, many of them winnable, in December and need to start playing better at home to have a shot at the playoffs.
David Pastrnak is back skating and the hope is that he’ll be back soon, the Bruins need him on the bench in the 3rd period, particularly when they are down by a goal. #sarcasm
Next up: Montreal in Montreal on Wednesday Night Rivalry. It’s not a rivalry if one team continues to win, but hopefully the Bruins can get some rest and come out with a strong effort against the somewhat short-handed Habs.