Every fan of the Boston Bruins knew the team was in for a massive challenge playing road games on back-to-back nights against the Florida Panthers and then Carolina Hurricanes. Both of their opponents were undefeated heading into them and much to the Bruins’ dismay, they remain so.
On Wednesday night against the Panthers, they fell to them by a final score of 4-1. When they faced off against the Hurricanes, their offensive struggles continued, as they lost 3-0. With this, the worst case scenario for the Bruins occurred. To be entirely transparent, it sadly was predictable. Both of their opponents are fantastic. However, what was most frustrating about it was their complete lack of offense.
Now, after a very rough part of the schedule, the Bruins have an ever so important, yet brief, homestand. At this time, they sport a 3-3-0 record. Yes, it could be worse, but in today’s NHL, losing half of your games in regulation just doesn’t cut it. This is especially the case when looking at how deep the Atlantic Division and entire Eastern Conference is.
Now, it’s time for the B’s to get some much-needed wins these next two games. Here are who they will be playing.
Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers: Saturday, October 30th, 7:00 PM
Going up against the Panthers again will be very tough, but the difference this time is that the Bruins will have the roaring crowd of TD Garden backing them up. It’s a must-watch game, as even though the Bruins fell to them last time, they did have moments where they looked quite good.
It’s time to give the Bruins faithful an effort that will excite them. Boston should come into tonight’s game with a high degree of both energy and effort. It’s time to make up for Wednesday night’s loss and have a winning record again.
Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings: Thursday, November 4th, 7:00 PM
Although the Detroit Red Wings aren’t undefeated like the Panthers, they absolutely cannot be taken lightly. This isn’t the same team Boston played two years ago. Although they are still rebuilding, they are off to a very solid start and sport a 4-2-1 record at the time of this article.
Boston is actually behind the Red Wings to start the season, so getting a win in regulation against them feels critical. This is a team who they are supposed to have no trouble beating in theory, but Detroit is showing NHL fans that they can be competitive right now. Let’s hope the Bruins can rain on their parade next Thursday and secure two points.