Well, this was a rough one to watch. The Bruins were shutout by the New Jersey Devils 3-0.
The Bruins committed 7 penalties basically shooting themselves in the foot for 60 minutes. Even though they killed off all of their power plays this really stopped them from gaining momentum. “We just couldn’t muster up anything tonight,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said. “We were flat. We were flat from start to finish.” “You can lose games and sometimes take a lot of positives out of it despite the losses,” added Rask. “Today, I don’t think there is too much.” To add to the great news David Backes missed his second straight game due to a concussion. Backes is a great banger on the team and is just a great locker room guy. The Bruins would definitely love to have the veteran winger back.
The Devils, on the other hand, had a pretty stellar game. P.A. Parenteau scored his 11th goal of the season. Also, Taylor Hall scored the final goal of the game to bring his season total to nine. The real star of the game was Massachusetts native Cory Schneider. He only had 22 saves but some of the saves were amazing. In the first period, he stopped a redirection by Tim Schaller and then later in the period made an amazing stick save to keep the Bruins scoreless in the first period. The saves really made sure that the Bruins couldn’t gain any momentum. “It’s not that I felt that much superior tonight than I have on other nights,” Schneider said. “I made a couple of key saves, but overall I thought again we defended really well and didn’t give them too many wide open looks, not a lot of odd-man rushes.”
The Bruins face the young Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.