The Bruins fell to the Islanders last night by a score of 1-0 in another tough loss. This is another blow to a team that needs to play well from the start of the season to end to compete in this division.
The Bruins have no secondary scoring. Our only points production comes from the first line. This team isn’t good enough to be dropping games like this. We can’t be carried by Rask or the first line anymore. Don Sweeney did nothing to improve this aging team in the offseason. We just got worse.
It’s incredibly frustrating to watch this team. The Bruins have scored zero 5 on 5 goals this season in 3 games. If something doesn’t change, this could be the Bruins first time missing the playoffs since the 2015-16 season.
For most of the game, it was a sloppy game with some chances here and there for the Bruins. But with about 5 minutes to go J.G Pageau broke the tie. Tuukka Rask played great and shouldn’t be the one to blame for this loss. Just a tough save to make on a quality scoring chance.
Trent Frederic played well which is one of the positives from this game. He was physical and made some nice passes. There’s really nothing else to say about this one. Tough game against a tough opponent.
“It’s EARLY SEASON… I know the offense will come. tough bounce again and that’s just how it goes sometimes.”
That was part of Tuukka Rask’s post-game interview. Let’s hope the offense does come. Rask and Halak have both been great so far this season. They have combined to let up just 5 goals in 3 games this season.
- Can’t score
- Rask is very good once again
- The young guys are showing promise
- Powerplay needs to be more consistent
- Charlie Mcavoy needs to be more disciplined
15:51 – J.G Pageau assisted by Ryan Pulock and Adam Pelech
3. Tuukka Rask (16 saves, .941 sv %)
2. J.G Pageau (GWG in 3rd period)
- Semyon Varlamov (27 saves, 1.000 sv %)
(1-1-1) Bruins next game: 1/21 vs Flyers
(2-1-0) Islanders next game: 1/21 vs Devils