The Boston Bruins lost to the St.Louis Blues on Wednesday night. Still, they were the winners of the night.
The Boston Bruins were the losers on Wednesday night in one way only, the box score. The B’s loss doesn’t mean much for their playoff position. They will be just fine. The Bruins lost 2-1 but were the true winners of the night on Wednesday.
Donato does it again
In his second game of his career, Ryan Donato scored the second goal of his career. He got a little help from the refs. The Bruins were on the powerplay and the Blues were trying to clear the zone, but the puck went off a referee and straight onto Donato’s stick. The former Harvard player then blasted a shot by Jake Allen.
My love for this kid grows more and more each time he steps on to the ice. Donato even went to class the morning after he played in his first game. What a guy!
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Donato will look to be on the playoff roster. If he keeps scoring it would be idiotic to not have him on there.
Speaking of the Playoffs
They did it. The Boston Bruins clinched a playoff spot with their Overtime loss on Wednesday night. With the Bruins success this season, this is not a reason to celebrate, but remember when the season started?
This was supposed to be a rebuilding season for the B’s. Their roster was filled with young players, their skill level not yet known. Before the season if you told me the Bruins had clinched a playoff birth I would be ecstatic. Now it is just an afterthought.
Of course they were going to make the playoffs.
The Bruins exceeded all expectations. They have done so well this season that it is Stanley Cup or bust.
This team is special. The TD Garden hasn’t been buzzing like this since the Bruins last championship in 2011.
Dobby stands on his head
Even though the Bruins were the losers, it was not Anton Khudobin’s fault. “Dobby” stopped 18 of 20 shots on Wednesday night. The most important factor was Khudobin’s play down the stretch. He made an insane save at the end of the third period to make sure that the Bruins gained a point. He gave it all up to stop shots. He even stopped a shot with his mask.
Khudobin has been a great backup for the Bruins this season. When needed “Dobby” has come up big for the B’s. He will definitely help the Bruins as they make a run for the Stanley Cup.
The Boston Bruins next game is on Friday when they head to Dallas to play Tyler Seguin and the Stars.