Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, March 24, 2014


Mar 24, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Montreal Canadiens defenseman

Douglas Murray

(6) battles with Boston Bruins left wing

Brad Marchand

(63) during overtime at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins had their twelve game winning streak ended by the Montreal Canadiens in the shootout tonight at the TD Garden. No matter what color your sweater was tonight, most fans can agree that this was one of the oddest officiated games they have ever seen. Phantom penalties were assessed on both sides, the Bruins being the victim in the first period, and the Canadiens in the third. Well, the Bruins still have an overwhelming seventeen point lead over the Habs as we enter the final stretch of the regular season. (Boston Bruins)

It’s appropriate that Peter Budaj and Tuukka Rask earned top honors tonight. They were the two best players on the ice tonight.

The Montreal Canadiens put up a series of numbers to showcase their victory tonight. Thankfully, it’s not the usual event of a winning Canadiens team treating a single game victory over the Black and Gold like a Stanley Cup win.  (Montreal Canadiens)

Joe Haggerty offers opinions on both teams after the shootout loss at the TD Garden. It’s safe to say we agree on the quality of the refs this night. (CSNNE)

The Bruins didn’t have much puck luck tonight. That was part of the reason why they couldn’t close the deal in regulation tonight. Granted, it could have been a little worse for the Black and Gold tonight. They didn’t have the sort of bad puck luck that the Philadelphia Flyers had. (NHL)

On the Providence side of the Bruins squad, we take a look at what’s going on with Ryan Spooner and Malcolm Subban. Currently, the P-Bruins are hanging on to the eighth seed in the East, and they were able to keep their footing with a close win over the Worcester Sharks on Sunday. (Metro West Daily News)

While we’re talking about Malcolm Subban, he posted this on social media: