Mar 1, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins assistant coach Geoff Ward talks to the team during a timeout in the third period against the Washington Capitals at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Last Skate of The Day, March 1st, 2014

As much as I would like to claim that the refs were responsible for this loss, I can’t (At best, the ref-the same one who made bad calls against the Bruins in Buffalo is only responsible for one seriously bad call-which led to the first power play goal by Alex Ovechkin). The Bruins made some costly mistakes on the blue line and let silly penalties rule the day. As a result, the Washington Capitals ran over the Bruins in a 4-2 defeat at home. Here is how the boys of the Black and Gold saw the game play out. (Boston Bruins)

On the flip side, here is how the Washington Capitals saw their win over the B’s today. Ovechkin scored his 800th career point, and came close to a hat trick several times. (Washington Capitals)

CBS sports also breaks down the game, and they call it like they see it. The Bruins defense had giant holes in it, and giving the Capitals power play opportunities will eventually lead to tragedy. (CBS Sports)

We’re still deep in trade speculation as the Boston Bruins keep sniffing around other teams in the NHL to find a budget replacement to fill the hole in the blue line. While the Bruins are looking for a quality defenseman, they’re not about to make any crazy trades to get one. There are plenty of rumors flying around the internet on who could be coming or leaving Boston. Joe Haggerty at CSNNE looks at all the crazy talk and reminds Bruins fans not to listen to all the chatter out there. (CSNNE)

Speaking of all the chatter out there. Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and Bruins President Cam Neely have taken to the airwaves to defend the rather egregious price increase to season holder tickets. A lot of fans of the Black and Gold will be expected to hand over considerably more cash for the pleasure of seeing the Bruins at the TD Garden. We took a look at the goodwill being burned like incense in a censer by the Bruins front office as they attempt to explain the need for the price increase. (Causeway Crowd)

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