For the fourth game in a row, the Bruins found themselves behind 2-0. This time around however, the Bruins didn’t battle back. The heart that we usually see in the Bruins just wasn’t there. The Bruins were deep in the fight for the Eastern Conference lead, but they have fallen by the wayside by going 2-4-1 in its last seven. The Bruins (21-8-4) suffered their fifth loss in six road games last night, losing 3-1 to Philadelphia. They head to Buffalo tonight in attempt to hold back the slump against the last place Buffalo Sabres.
“I thought the second period was probably the most disorganized and erratic from our end of it,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien. “Guys fanning on one-timers, bobbling pucks, guys squeezing their sticks. We’ve got to relax a little bit. But we’ve also got to wake up and start playing Bruins hockey, because that’s not what we’re playing right now.”
Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers (Bruins @ Wells Fargo Center)
Final Score: Philadelphia Flyers 3 – Boston Bruins 1
Three Stars of the Game:
Causeway Crowd’s Three Stars of the Game:
Third Star: Milan Lucic. Lucic was there for most of the game. He got the primary assist on the Horton goal and put an effort into his time on the ice. In most games, the Bergeron line is the high scoring and producing line for the Bruins. Tonight, it was Looch and the Krejci line.
Second Star: David Krejci. Krejci was one of the players on the ice doing what the Bruins usually do. He was making plays, stealing pucks, and trying hard to get the Bruins back into the game. Last night was just a case of the Bruins being a one-line show against a team that very likely wont make the playoffs.
First Star: Nathan Horton. #18 put up his tenth goal of the season in on Bryzgalov five minutes into the third period. Horton has caught up to the second line in having reached the double digit mark on goals. Horton was able to get a decent bounce off a blast sent by Dennis Seidenberg. Sadly, it was the only goal in the game. “Going down, 2-0, teams know how to play good defense,” Horton said. “It’s tough to get goals. But we knew we were back in it. We knew we could score. We got one. We just couldn’t get that next one.”