BOSTON – The Boston Bruins are making a habit of playing from behind of late.
This the third straight game in which Boston has fell behind. Against Buffalo, the B’s spotted the Sabres a 2-0 lead before they came back for the win. In Friday’s game against the Red Wings, Boston again fell behind and ended up losing in a shoot-out.
As I had mentioned earlier in the evening, there did not appear to be a sense of urgency on the ice. Boston gave up two goals in 39 seconds. Boston is not talented enough to get by on skill. No emotional, grinding play equals no points as far as I can tell.
At one point in the period, the Jets held the lead on the scoreboard, in shots on goal and more importantly, in the hits column. The Bruins should never be out-hit in their own building. It goes right back to no emotion early on.
Boston did finish with 7 hits in the period. Unfortunately for the B’s, the defenseman had 4-of-the 7. Boston needs to do a better job down low in the second period with Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton setting the tempo