Today the Boston Bruins shipped down to Pittsburgh in hopes of snapping their 8-game win streak and improving their own. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case as the Penguins were able to work behind the goal line and find a way to be persistent to come up with a 2-1 victory.
The Penguins were able to get on the board first as Crosby found a way to beat Rask in front after Dupuis and Kunitz made a play behind the goal and set him up. However, the Bruins didn’t back down and pulled off a goal of their own in much of the same fashion as Seguin was able to get a shot past Tomas Vokoun off of a Johnny Rocket to tie the game at one a piece. Unfortunately, they gave up a little too soon as teh Penguins were able to get another tally in the closing seconds of the first period and instill a one-goal lead heading into the locker room for the first intermission.
While the Bruins and Penguins dominated for long stretches of time in the first period, the second frame slowed down a considerable amount as both teams tried to pace themselves and gear up for what was expected to be a trying third period. The Bruins dominated the shot clock, doubling the Penguins tallies, but unfortunately were unable to overcome the one-goal deficit set forth in the first period.
The effort from the Bruins squad was decent, but there wasn’t a solid twenty-two man squad playing today. The fourth line struggled the entire game, failing to register a shot through the entire sixty minutes and inevitably contributing the most in the team’s loss as they failed to help clear the defensive zone to gain the extra attacker in the third until the final twenty seconds.
The Bruins now travel to Winnipeg to take on the Jets for the third time this season in hopes that David Krejci will be in the line up after taking a Johnny Rocket to the knee where it’s unprotected. The game is set for a start time of 7:30PM on New England Sports Network on Tuesday.