On the bright side of all this, it’s not like we lost in a blow out against the Columbus Blue Jackets. We lost by one goal to a team that is just as good as we are. The Pittsburgh Penguins came in with a few key injuries. The Bruins were down Chris Kelly(with a broken leg.) We lost another player on the field that night. David Krejci was the recipient of a Johnny Rocket meant for the Penguins net. Wow, that’s two games in a row where a David Krejci – Johnny Boychuk combo went horribly wrong for the Bruins. In the end, the Penguins put in two goals in the first period, and that’s all they needed. The Boston Bruins fell to the Penguins 2-1.
“Thought we had a chance to win,” offered the B’s head coach Claude Julien said. “We spent more time in their end and we did all the things right except we couldn’t get that goal. There was a couple of times where the goalie was out and we shot a puck and it looked like it was going, it hits a skate and goes wide and you get those games, you get those nights.” That game was one of the first this season to have a feel of a pure post-season game, and we know the Bruins will be ready when they take on Winnipeg.
March 18, 2013
Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins (Boston @ CONSOL Energy Center)
Final Score: Pittsburgh Penguins 2 – Boston Bruins 1
Three Stars of the Game:
Causeway Crowd’s Three Stars of the Game:
Third Star: Patrice Bergeron. The Bruins’ perpetual performer once again did everything in his power to secure points for the Bruins. Once again, he worked with his line to make a fair selection of the moves that led to scoring opportunities. Regretfully, Vokoun was having a very good game.
Second Star: Johnny Boychuk. Yea, I know, I know. Boychuk took out Krejci (but it wasn’t his fault.). Boychuk accidently scored a goal in Washington! (That also wasn’t his fault.) Boychuk has taken a lot of flak for not being a great defenseman. On pure math, you have to argue that he’s doing better then Ference or McQuaid, and he’s got a bigger physical presence then Hamilton. He once again worked hard to make things happen for the team.
First Star: Tyler Seguin. Seguin scored his tenth goal of the year and the only goal for the game. Seguin said it best. “We were competing well.” He almost got the game tied in the third with an impressive display that led to a wrap around that just sailed thru the crease, and not in it.