Saturday, March 10, 2012

Game Sixty Eight: As If It Couldn't Get Any Worse

As if the Bruins were not banged up enough, they are continuing to be ravaged by injuries. Boston lost three more players in their 5-2 loss on Sunday afternoon to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Patrice Bergeron, Adam McQuaid, and Max Sauve all left the game with different injuries. This was Sauve's first NHL game as well. Bergeron, who got a puck blasted into his foot on a shot, tried to return but left after only one shift back.

Penguins' center Sidney Crosby did not play in this game after multiple reports said that this game would be the one where he makes his return from his concussion. It would have been interesting because he blamed David Krejci for his symptoms reoccurring. Sorry Sidney, no revenge in this one for you.

They got some revenge on the scoreboard and that is all that matters. Evgeni Malkin factored into three of the five goals as he notched up three assists. The Pens chased Tim Thomas after the first period after giving up three goals on 10 shots. Marty Turco replaced Thomas and played solid, making 20 saves.

The top line for the Bruins factored in both goals. Krejci netted the goals and Milan Lucic and Tyler Seguin each had two assists. Andrew Ference made his return in this game. He has not played since March 1st due to a lower-body injury.

Well, there you have it. Another afternoon loss for the Bruins. Shocking. They will be back in action Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Yes, this will be a night game.

Gold Star: David Krejci (2 goals, 5 shots on goal)...His play has really started to become more consistent.

Black Star: Tim Thomas (7 saves on 10 shots, 3 goals allowed, .700 save percentage)...Chased from goal after only one period? This is not a good sign. Let's hope that it is just fatigue.

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