Boston Bruins: Bad Decision Leads To Overtime Loss


The Boston Bruins just couldn’t find that extra piece of magic tonight. The B’s fell to the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 in overtime at the TD Garden. That overtime loss puts the Bruins in fourth place in the Atlantic Division and seventh in the Eastern Conference.

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The Bruins opened up a barrage on Cam Talbot throughout the game, keeping the Oilers on the defensive through most of the game. Talbot had to endure a forty-nine shot onslaught from a Bruins squad that wanted to get another home win for their fans. It’s a pity that Talbot probably played one of his best games in his NHL career, stopping forty-seven shots in the win for Edmonton.

“We didn’t do a really good job of getting in front of him,” said Bruins forward Brad Marchand after the game. “There was a lot of pucks around the net, rebounds and such, and we just weren’t there and battling in front to pick those up. So we have to do a much better job of that next game.”

The Bruins battled back hard and tied it up later in the game, thanks to goals from Matt Beleskey and Brad Marchand. The Bruins went into overtime, hoping to earn their third straight win and stop Edmonton’s five game run. Unfortunately, the Bruins bench boss made a really odd call that stripped the win from Boston.

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  • If one had to compare the strengths of each team, it’s easy to say that the Bruins are the better overall team. When it comes to individual talent, the Oilers (thanks to their multitude of high first round draft picks) have better individual players than the Black and Gold. While the Oilers put out their top line to battle it out in the 3-0n-3, Claude Julien chose to put out Landon Ferraro, Ryan Spooner, and Torey Krug to oppose them.  The Oilers made quick work of the Bruins, putting the winning goal in just 41 seconds into overtime.

    It was a bad idea. The Bruins ended up losing because of it.

    The Oilers ended up being outplayed throughout the game, but somehow they stole two points from Boston. The Bruins understand how that works. They’ve stolen two points from other teams this season. It’s just unfortunate a bad call made at a bad time led to the Bruins losing the extra point and their third place position in the division.

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