Boston Bruins forward Dominic Moore earned his 100th career goal on Monday. It’s a pity that he was the victim of a bad call a few minutes earlier.
Dominic Moore was signed by the Boston Bruins before the start of the season. By and large, the opinion of the fans was positive. Moore came over as a (stop me if you’ve heard this before) gritty winger who had local connections(in his case, Harvard).
Moore has spent practically the entire season on the fourth line. At times, the veteran forward has acted as a supplementary coach for the Black and Gold, helping younger players and newer Bruins get used to Boston’s system. He’s been a dependable and reliable player for the B’s and he’s seen significant time as part of the Bruins special teams.
Moore’s milestone came after a controversial call against the veteran forward. With just 2:54 left in regulation, Moore was called for interference (essentially for out-playing his younger Toronto counterpart) giving the Leafs a critical power play. The Leafs scored with the man advantage and it opened up the floodgates on an ugly 4-2 loss for Boston.
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“I thought it was an egregious call, to be perfectly honest with you,” said Interim Head Coach Bruce Cassidy,” of the critical penalty applied to Moore in the closing minutes of the game. “I mean, a guy driving the net, their guy’s there, happens probably 100 times during the course of the game, but, we’ve got to get the job done on the penalty kill. It’s been good for us all year and unfortunately we needed one more
Moore earned his 100th goal in the last 10 seconds of the game. He picked up a rebound from a Noel Acciari shot, and got it past Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen. While it was a great goal, it was just simply a case of too little, too late for Boston.
The goal was the 11th of the season for Moore. It’s his first double-digit scoring season since 2014-15. The 36-year old Moore currently has 21 points and is currently seventh in overall scoring for the Bruins. He’s currently tied with Brad Marchand for first in short-handed goals (3).
Now Moore and the rest of the Bruins will have to quickly put this loss in the rear view mirror. They’ve got the Ottawa Senators coming to town, and the B’s will need to rebound from their first back-to-back loss under Bruce Cassidy.