The Boston Bruins finally reached their breaking point. Injuries continued to pile up and on Sunday it led to the B’s 6 game winning streak being snapped.
Well, all good things have to come to an end. The Boston Bruins have been on a tear as of late. They had won 6 straight games after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday afternoon, but the Bruins weren’t as lucky on Sunday losing to the Blackhawks 3-1.
Big Zee strikes
The only goal that was scored by the Bruins came off the stick of Zdeno Chara. Midway through the 3rd period, Chara blasted a shot from the slot for his 7th goal of the season.
Chara has been playing hockey since I was born and continues to defy time this season. He continues to log insane amounts of ice time for a 40-year-old and is still effective.
With the injury bug chomping down on the Bruins, they are going to need all hands on deck as they enter the playoffs.
Khudobin kept Bruins in it
Even though the Boston Bruins ended up losing it didn’t diminish Anton Khudobin’s effort on Sunday. Khudobin stopped 36 shots, and with the Bruins unable to score, the game could have been much worse. The Bruins were outshot. They were dominated in the faceoff circle, and they were very undisciplined.
The Bruins committed 5 penalties and ended up allowing two goals on the penalty kill. The 2nd goal scored by Patrick Kane really shot the Bruins down. Zdeno Chara had just scored, and it seemed like the B’s were about to make a comeback like they have done so many times this season.
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Another one bites the dust
It seems like the Bruins may be without another player. Brad Marchand was unable to play on Sunday after it was revealed that he had an upper body injury. Now with the way hockey injuries go this may be the most we know about Marchand for awhile.
Bruce Cassidy stated before the game that Marchand was “good to go”, but then just before the game was about to start, Marchand was ruled out. It seems more and more like the Bruins should focus more and more on staying healthy, rather than going for 1st place in the Eastern Conference.
The Boston Bruins next matchup is against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.