Assertive Attack Is Boston Bruins’ Main Missing Ingredient in Recent Slump

December 3rd, 2014 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »

The Boston Bruins have gone through eight consecutive games without a single power-play goal. The zero in the conversion column, however, is the least of the alarming special teams statistics in that span.

Dating back to Nov. 15, the opposition has garnered more man advantages than Boston on seven occasions. The exception was this past Monday, when both parties logged six minutes of five-on-four action in the Anaheim Ducks’ 3-2 victory.

Those three power plays were the most the Bruins have had in a single game since they last capitalized.

Overall, they are scoreless on a cumulative 16 opportunities since the start of the second period of a Nov. 13 visit to Montreal. In the eight full games since then, they have had 14 man advantages, chalking up to a nightly average south of two.

The whole hex hit a nadir Tuesday night in Los Angeles. The Bruins went dry at even strength, did not draw themselves a single power play and eventually let a 1-0 deficit morph into a 2-0 loss with the help of an empty-netter.

With that, they brooked their first pair of consecutive regulation losses since their wretch ...

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