Sunday, March 17, 2013

Game 27: The Puck Did Not Fall The Right Way

Don't worry, Boston Bruins fans. The onslaught of a schedule that the team has faced thus far will ease up. Whether that is a good thing (much-needed rest) or a bad thing (not seeing them play as much), everyone benefits.

The Black and Gold were back on the ice Sunday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Penguins, a team that knocked off the B's last week.

After this game, the Bruins will get a little breather in their schedule. Up until the last weekend of March, the Bruins will play no more back-to-backs and will also get two consecutive days off towards the end of the month. 

As for the game itself, we have seen this team just a few days ago. We know how lethal their scoring can be. Both teams were looking to continue their strong play as a spot near the top of the Eastern Conference was on the line. 

Boston was coming off of an emotional win on Saturday to a Washington Capitals team that had defeated them earlier in the year. Could the Bruins avenge another loss on back-to-back days?  

Tuukka Rask was back in net for Boston as he opposed Tomas Vokoun. There were no additional lineup changes for the Bruins in this game.

The Penguins went on to defeat the Bruins by a final score of 2-1. All of the scoring took place in the opening period. Sidney Crosby and Joe Vitale recorded the goals for Pittsburgh. Sandwiched in between was Tyler Seguin's 10th goal of the season.

The Bruins were highly inconsistent throughout this game. They recorded over 30 shots on goal and dominated possession, but they could not finish. Rask finished with only 16 saves on the day. A scary moment occurred in the third period when David Krejci had to be helped off the ice after getting hit with a Johnny Boychuk slap shot. This was not a great way to start a four-game road trip. 

The Bruins will continue their road trip on Tuesday night when they take on the Winnipeg Jets.

Gold Star: Johnny Boychuk...He recorded an assist and had a strong game in the defensive zone.

Black Star: Dennis Seidenberg...Finishing with a minus-2 is not what you want to see from this type of defenseman. 

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