That was a tough one folks. The Boston Bruins never held the lead once in game 4 on Wednesday. My Bruins brother nailed it on the head. “Everytime we got excited, we got let down.” he said. “They’d fight back from being down, and they would lose the lead again. Overtime broke our hearts, but it was one of the most exciting games ever.” Yea, it was rather exciting, even with the disappointing ending. But like the Bruins will do, Bruins Nation has to turn the page and get ready to read the next chapter. We’re all hoping chapter five has a better ending.
Coach Claude Julien is of the exact same mindset as we are. “It is part of the mindset. You have to. I think it’s important that you put yourself in that position and you believe that you have to put that game aside because otherwise you’ll just drag it on for a couple of days. I don’t think anything positive will come out of just worrying about what happened last night. Like anything else, we could have lost 10-0 or you lose in overtime. A loss is a loss in the Playoffs. You hear people saying that all the time. We just have to look at ourselves here, what can we do to be better for the next game versus what could we have done better last night. Nothing you can do about it today, but you can do something about if for the next game.”
For the record, I was wrong. I predicted that the Bruins would have won 3-1 last game (instead of a 6-5 OT drop), and that the Bruins would have won it all in five. So, I’ll leave the predictions up to the better qualified. We all know the Bruins will make the appropriate adjustments after the scoring bonanza inflicted on Tuukka Rask. Tuukka will make it work. The defensemen will re-commit themselves to using their layered defense, and the team will take a strong approach into game five. The last time they lost in game one, they came back fighting to win the next two. I’m certain we wouldn’t mind seeing that piece of history repeat itself.
I’ll be heading up to the TD Garden to wish the Bruins well on their trip to Chicago for the game on Saturday. I’ll be the guy in the ‘BALLOFHATE’ jersey. Stop by, say hi, and don’t forget to follow us on @Causeway_Crowd on Twitter, or our page on Facebook.