Coming into tonight’s match up against Ottawa, the big question on a lot of Bruins fans’s minds was “Can the Bruins snap their slump before it gets any worse?” , well this might not be a definite answer to your question, but the spark is there and all we need is a wick and Ottawa, might have been that wick.
The Bruins fell down 1-0 against Ottawa in the first period, but rallied back with goals from Daniel Paille and Dennis Seidenberg to again come up over the Ottawa Senators by one goal. The Boston Bruins continue their winning streak against Ottawa but again have to battle to a 1 goal difference in the end. Certainly the edges of our seats are warm, but I see this as enough momentum to coast on and hopefully the team can click together and be a team when the Bruins go to Toronto on Saturday.
Anton Khudobin was given the starting role today and while the first goal certainly could’ve been stopped, he posted a .964 SV% and a 1.00 GA making 27 saves on 28 shots. Most of those saves were game savers, the defence certainly could have looked better but considering the Bruins could barely get a decent shot on goal for a good portion of the game, Khudobin and the defence held it down tonight and fought it out. Aaron Johnson certainly is accepting his role with the replacement of Adam McQuaid, he had some great defensive plays and he was taking a lot of great shots which did open up some scoring chances.
The Bruins can hopefully click together and rally around themselves and come up over the Leafs on Saturday and Monday and reclaim in the Northeast for the year.