Well after last nights good performance the Bruins came back to their old ways. They were outperformed by the Washington Capitals 5-3.
The Bruins just made a stupid play three minutes into the game which led to a beautiful goal from T.J. Oshie. It was Oshie’s 19th goal of the season. Nicklas Backstrom made an amazing play to feed Oshie the puck. He made a beautiful saucer pass and the rest was history. Then Backstrom scored a goal as well to bring his season total to 14 goals.
One of the only bright spots for the Bruins was Brad Marchand. First, he was somehow not suspended for a slew foot last night. I’m the biggest Marchand fan but it was a dirty play. He then showed the league that he is a top tier player. He had a power play goal and also was a part of some beautiful puck movement that led to another goal in the second period. Marchy now has 23 goals this season. Marchand also had a dumb penalty but overall had a great game. He has been playing great as of late with nine points in the last four games.
Also in the second period, Alexander the great scored his 25th goal of the season. Ovechkin climbed to second in the league in goals. Then the game really just fell apart for the Bruins.
Brett Connolly scored a goal against his former team for his 9th of the season and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his 11th goal of the season which was the final nail in the coffin for the Bruins. David Krejci scored a late goal but it was too late.
Also, Patrice Bergeron is a bionic human. He took a slapshot to the knee and managed to come back to the game for a couple shifts. He embodies all that a hockey player is. That’s why every Bruins hell every NHL fan loves him.
Tuukka Rask had a subpar game but you can’t complain when he is playing in back to back games. Rask allowed 5 goals on 22 shots.
Claude Julien said that the team has to step up in their five on five play. “Some guys have to step up and give us some offense here,” Julien said. “Our power play’s good, it’s scoring goals, but 5-on-5 we definitely have to be better.”
The Bruins have also recalled Zane McIntyre from Providence and Anton Khudobin is back in the AHL.
The Bruins look to recover against a young Toronto Maple Leafs team on Saturday night.