The Bruins continue to lose games, and coming up against the red hot Penguins doesn’t help at all. The Bruins haven’t beat the Penguins on the road since 2015, and that continued on Monday night.
In the first, it was Matt Grzelcyk opening the scoring on the power play, on the assist from Marchand and Pastrnak. It only lasted ten minutes, before Evan Rodrigues was credited with the goal on an absolute howler by Halak. Halak had an easy glove save, in which he ended up pushing downwards into his own net.
Before the period was over, Crosby would score from an impossible angle, as Halak made his second crucial mistake in the period. He seemed to have the near post covered, but still conceded. The damage was done, and the Penguins led the Bruins 2-1 at the end of one.
The second wasn’t much different, as Evgeni Malkin effectively ended the game twelve minutes into the period. Malkin scored on the powerplay with the assists going to Crosby and Letang. This confirmed the Bruins third loss in their last four games.
The Penguins would add one extra to ice the cake with just 16 seconds left in the game. Jake Guentzel was the fourth scorer for the Penguins, Crosby gained his third point on the night. The game would end on that note, to the tune of a 4-1 victory for Pittsburgh.
The Bruins drop another game, pushing them to the edge of the playoff picture. With the Flyers 5-4 win in overtime against the Rangers, they are now one point behind the Bruins for the final playoff spot in the East division. The Bruins will sleep on it before repeating the same matchup tonight at 7:00 with the Penguins.