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Morning Dump: Bruins Blow It

Another 2 goal lead. Another blown two goal lead. The Bruins let a 4-2 third period lead slip away to the not-so-good Flyers and ended up losing 5-4 in OT on a Claude Giroux snipe. Now for the Good, Bad and Ugly from last night, even though it’s not easy coming up with the Good:

Good:

1. Patrice Bergeron: One hour of sleep thanks to a new bundle of joy, then goes out and gets a goal and an assist. Most of us couldn’t even put a coherent sentence together after our first born, and Bergeron not only plays but gets two points.

2. Power Play: 1  for 3 last night and scoring at a 38% clip. Obviously it’s not sustainable but it would be a welcome change if the PP was a weapon for once.

Bad:

1. Kevan Miller: Not a good night for #86. A minus-2. Paging Zach Trotman…

2. Tuukka Rask: 5 GA last night, obviously not all his fault thanks to Miller and some other breakdowns, but Rask has to bail out his D from time to time, and he’s just not doing it right now.

3. David Pastrnak: Not a great night for the kid. Claude wasn’t happy:

“It’s about respecting the game, more than just scoring the goals. There’s a learning curve there. There’s also a respect factor there that you’ve got to understand: There’s more to the game than just trying to be flashy.

“He had a tough night. You’re going to see him have some better nights down the road.”

Live and learn with the young guys.

Ugly:

The winner here is Zac Rinaldo. This hit was certainly questionable:

But you can’t put yourself in that position given the reputation, not to mention it caused your team to have to kill a 5 minute major. If the Bruins had any guts Rinaldo would be gone and someone like Alex Khokhlachev gets a shot on teh 4th line. It’ll never happen but a guy can dream, right?

Also, this thanks to the Bruins Instagram:

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Yup, let’s trade defense for …. defense! Gotta love Bruins fans.

Next game is Friday night against the Brooklyn Islanders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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