The Bruins looked to be having a game that would show that there is some hope for the team. They came out of the gate firing on all cylinders but they still couldn’t manage to pull out a victory.
The Bruins switched up the lines that started with Frank Vatrano playing on the first line with Patrice Bergeron, and Brad Marchand. The move seemed to be a positive one. Vatrano had two total goals scoring both in the first period. He even scored 44 seconds into the first period. Vatrano now has five goals this season. Patrice Bergeron also notched his 10th goal of the season. Finally Defenseman Brandon Carlo scored his 4th goal of the season and Adam McQuaid picked up his first goal of the season.
The Red Wings had a great comeback effort that started after goalie Jared Coreau was replaced by Petr Mrazek. Mrazek had 23 saves that were filled with some absolute robberies from some Bruins players. “Petr came in and played excellent,” Red Wings Coach Jeff Blashill said. “To be honest with you, I thought Petr has been playing very good. He hasn’t had results he’s wanted and the pucks have gone in the net.” Dylan Larkin scored his 12th goal of the season and both Andreas Athanasiou and Tomas Tatar increased their season totals to 10. Finally, Gustav Nyquist scored his 7th goal of the season to send the game to overtime. Thomas Vanek and Frans Nielsen scored in the shootout for the Red Wings.
The man who started off the game had the capability to win it all for the Bruins. Grank Vatrano had to score a goal to keep the shootout going. Sadly the American Sniper was all out of bullets and the Bruins weren’t able to pull out a victory.
It was a terrible collapse and Claude Julien made sure to let the team know about the poor performance. “We collapsed,” Julien said. “That was pretty obvious. It was just one of those games. We didn’t get the save when we needed it. We made some mistakes that gave them chances. A lot of things went wrong tonight after we took that lead.
The Bruins look to somehow recover as they play the Chicago Blackhawks on friday night.