I think it might safe to say that there is nothing more dangerous than a Bruins team with a multi-goal lead going into the third period. A tired Bruins team just ran out of gas after a very explosive first period. It was looking really good for two periods though. I think we all wanted to see Khudobin get himself a shutout, and I was hoping we could have hung on just long enough to get ourselves a point as well. Oh well, the Bruins hit the half way mark of the shortened season 17-4-3.
March 12, 2013
Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins (Boston @ CONSOL Energy Center)
Final Score: Pittsburgh Penguins 3 – Boston Bruins 2
Three Stars of the Game:
Causeway Crowd’s Three Stars of the Game:
Third Star: (TIE) Rich Peverley and Tyler Seguin. Rich Peverley might want to think about switching to defenseman. Peverley played some amazing two way hockey last night. He kept the team going and he made some great plays to give Bruins a chance to at least tie it last night. (From Matt)”Tyler Seguin continued his impressive streak of late with another goal to put the Bruins ahead 2-0. He took a pass from Bergeron and while falling down, he put it into the top right corner. This was Seguin’s 9th goal of the season and his fourth in the last four games.”
Second Star: Anton Khudobin. (From Matt)”Khudobin was very impressive through the first two periods making huge saves. I may have jinxed him when I said aloud he was going to get a shut out. He got unlucky with some bad turnovers by the Bruins and he was put in a tough position. He saved 31 of 34 shots.” Dobby was looking good last night. It’s not that Khudobin failed as net minder. He played fifty good minutes of hockey. Most of of it was excellent, and there were bursts of exceptional. The B’s got tired, and it left Dobby exposed and alone, and we payed for it by giving up two points to Pittsburgh.
First Star: Dennis Seidenberg. (From Matt)”Hard work and determination is all you can say about Seidenberg throughout this whole game. When a teammate gives you his stick because of your effort you know you are playing hard. Even with the tired legs, its good to see him playing hard.” Define respect. You are down on a 5 on 4, and you lose your stick. Your teammate sees how hard you are fighting and in the middle of being short handed, gives you his stick and races back to get another.
That’s why I love this team. They’re family to each other. Seidenberg played some transcendental hockey last night. I do not know the traditions of the Bruins as well as many of you. If there is any game puck or stick tradition….it should go to our German hammer. He was amazing and as tired as he was, he gave every last part of himself on the ice last night.
Well, we’re back on rebuilding a streak, and it’s going to be starting against the Florida Panters tomorrow night, back at the TD Garden.