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Bruins Fall to Oilers, 5-3, Thanks to Third-Period Collapse

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The Boston Bruins fell to the Edmonton Oilers, 5-3, thanks to three unanswered goals in the third period. The loss marks the first loss at home so far for the Bruins.

The only offense came from the first line for the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron would tally two assists with goal scores coming from Brandon Carlo and David Pastrnak. Brad Marchand would also score a goal.

The defense suffered a major breakdown in the third. “We absolutely beat ourselves, 100 percent,” Head Coach Bruce Cassidy said. “Another good team found a way to beat us in crunch time, it’s not by accident anymore we have to do a better job.”

The Gold and Black knew they had to limit the two-headed monster of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, and for the first 40 minutes they did. Draisaitl would end up scoring two goals in the third and end up having three-point night, while McDavid would only end up with an assist.

On a bright note, The B’s did outshoot the Oilers and had a 67.3 percent face-off winning percentage. The Bruins  also only limited two penalties and killed both of them.

The Bruins will travel to New Jersey to play the Devils, who are surprisingly 7-3-2, on Saturday with a 1:00 start time.

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