Bruins fall early, Candadiens swipe first place
Final Score: Montreal Canadiens 2, Boston Bruins 0
The Bruins fell behind early in the game, and despite their late push in the end they could not come out on top of the first-place Canadiens who secured their lead at first in the Northeast Division. Tyler Seguin stared the game at center but was quickly moved to right wing halfway through the first period, which could mean an end to that experiment.
There weren’t too many highlights for the Bruins, but here is an overview of some of the better parts of last night’s game.
Daniel Paille scored the Bruins’ lone goal in the second period with the assist coming from Jonny Boychuk.
Despite giving up two goals, goalie Tuukka Rask had a decent game, saving 27 of 29 shots.
While the Bruins squandered a chance to pull ahead and cement their place as first in the standings, they do have a very good lead ahead of the third place Toronto Maple Leafs and only lag behind the first place Canadiens by three points.
Quote of the Game:
“To me, it doesn’t matter,” Jaromir Jagr said. “Both guys work very hard. They’re getting the puck. We just have to be strong in their zone and be strong on the boards. That’s what we did. We had some shifts where we were in the offensive zone. I think Coach is looking for the right chemistry. It’s going to take time. We’ve still got 12 games left.”
The Bruins will face the struggling Carolina Hurricanes Monday night in Boston. At 16-19 the Hurricanes are third in the Southeast Division, making them what could be an easy win for the 24-9 Bruins. This could be their big chance to pull ahead of the Canadiens and take first place. Keep an eye out for where Tyler Seguin starts, he started the last two games at center but was quickly pulled and put in right wing in his last game. Will the Bruins continue to play him at his former position or are those days over?