The Boston Bruins will end their home stand with a record of 2-3 after a disappointing loss to the Colorado Avalanche. Mark Recchi
, Blake Wheeler and Michael Ryder all put the puck in the net for Boston as they did not maintain a lead at all today.
After the Bruins tied the game at 2 goals a piece, David Jones capitalized on what seemed to be a Bruins line-change mistake and found himself with a breakaway on Tuukka Rask
, which he put in top shelf.
The Bruins played some good hockey, despite the score. They were down 2-0 before Recchi
and Wheeler tied the game up, but once Colorado went up 4-2, it was a hill to steep to climb.
-----------The Good, The Bad and The UglyThe Good
The second line of Wheeler, Krejci
and Ryder played extremely well tonight. The line garnered 5 points tonight and was their best line of the night, which is a change of pace because the fourth line of Bitz
, Thornton and Begin have been the best on the season.The Bad
The defense looked confused and were not set for most of the game. The speed of the Avalanche kept the Bruins defensemen
scrambling. Andrew Ference
and Matt Hunwick
played extremely poorly tonight, especially with the David Jones breakaway.The Ugly
The Bruins specialty teams are anything but special. The power play was once again miserable as the Bruins went 0 for 5 on the man advantage. Also, the Bruins went 0-2 on the PK and now are an eye-popping 8 for 25 on the PK in this young season.Stat of the day:
The Bruins are 0-16 on the PP in their last 3 games.
Quote of the Night:
"They stunk. I'd rather watch donkey basketball and the court isn't being continually swpet to clear the feces." -My friend Joe via text message.