The Bruins fell to the Devils this afternoon by a score of 2-1 in devastating fashion. In a tough division with a shortened schedule, this loss becomes even bigger. You gotta get all the points you can and beat the teams you’re better than.
Halak played well but overall, New Jersey outplayed Boston. The Bruins were held to only 5 shots in the third period and couldn’t generate chances on Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood.
The Bruins are having some of the same problems as last year. One of those that stand out is having only 1 line of offensive production. The first line can’t be the only line that’s producing points but that’s what happened today.
Brad Marchand played well again and Bergeron was great but the offense needs to play much better. We had 28 shots on goal but only about 5 of those were actual chances. If the Bruins want to make the playoffs, they have to step up their game big time.
In overtime with just 15 or so seconds remaining the Bruins took the puck down the ice, shot it with about 9, then let up the game winning goal with 1.7 seconds.
In that situation you have to either milk the clock down or wait a few more seconds to make a rush and have one guy back at the point. Terrible ending that could have easily been prevented.
This loss stings but lets move on and look toward the upcoming matchup with the Islanders. That game can only be won if we play much better.
16: 15 Miles Wood assisted by Jack Hughes and Ty Smith
17: 16 Patrice Bergeron (shorthanded) assisted by Brad Marchand
4:58 Yegor Sharangovich assisted by Damon Severson and Kyle Palmieri
3: Jaroslav Halak
2: Yegor Sharangovich
1: Mackenzie Blackwood
Bruins next game: 1/18 @ Islanders
Devils next game: 1/19 @ Rangers