Boston Bruins leave fans unhappy in Monday matinee

OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 15: Tuukka Rask
OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 15: Tuukka Rask /

In the Boston Bruins Monday matinee, they were blanked by the Colorado Avalanche.

The Boston Bruins were unable to get anything by Colorado Avalanche Goalie Semyon Varlamov as they were beaten by the Avs 4-0.

It was a rough game for the squad on home ice. The Bruins also extended their insane losing streak versus the Colorado Avalanche at home with the team not beating the Avs at home in 20 years.

The Bruins were looking to build off the team’s opening game victory versus the Nashville Predators. That momentum was quickly squashed when just four minutes into the game Tuukka Rask let up a cheap goal to Sven Andrighetto.

Rask got his glove on the puck but was unable to secure the puck and it floated into the net for Andrighetto’s first goal of the season. Then later in the first period as the Bruins power play was expiring J.T. Compher tested Tukka’s glove side again and was able to extend the Avalanche’s lead.

The Boston Bruins had a couple of opportunities in the first but Varlamov who was the first star of the game was playing phenomenal. He stopped a flurry of shots late in the first period by Bruins forward Sean Kuraly who had a couple opportunities from point-blank range but was unable to take advantage of the opportunity.

Early In the second period David Pastrnak looked like he may have had a goal but Varlamov made a phenomenal effort with his pad to keep the puck from crossing the line.

The Bruins were able to get some pressure on Varlamov but the goalie did not crack and was stopping everything.

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In the third period, things really got ugly. Tuukka Rask skated out of the crease to retrieve a puck that was sent down from the Avs zone but Nail Yakupov got behind three Bruins players and was able to beat Rask to the puck and had a wide open net to score his first goal with the Avs.

Later on, Yakupov scored an empty net goal on a weird call. Yakupov raced down to try and retrieve the puck and score on an empty net but he was hit by David Pastrnak which dislodged the net. The referees met and sent the play to review and later called it a goal due to Pastrnak hit that pushed Yakupov into the net and off the moorings.

The Bruins just seemed to be chasing after letting up two early goals. Tuukka Rask had a bad performance which will have the Tuukka haters happy but it was a sub-par performance all around. They just seemed to not have their heads in the game and were too relaxed after an opening night victory.

Bruce Cassidy wasn’t happy with the team’s effort either.

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The Bruins now look to rebound as they face the Avalanche in Denver on Wednesday night.