Boston Bruins: A Timeline of Tribulation from January 7 to the Present

March 16th, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
So much for jelling the post-deadline roster and restoring order. The Boston Bruins hit a new nadir in the 2011-12 season over a three-game road trip this week, stretching their pointless streak to four games and allowing six goals in back-to-back outings versus Tampa Bay and Florida.

The last sighting of the fearsome breed of Bruin was no more recent than the middle of the first week of this calendar year. In a pair of back-to-back game nights, they throttled the host New Jersey Devils 6-1, and returned home to charge up their most lopsided victory of the season, a 9-0 romp over Calgary.

At that point, they were 23-3-1 dating back to Halloween. Since then, however, they have gone 14-17-2, dating back to their Stanley Cup finals rematch with Vancouver.

In the last 10 weeks, the Bruins have seen their collective workload accelerated naturally by the schedule. They have seen aging goaltender Tim Thomas’ workload elevate and his performance plunge by a poorly distributed split in crease time and an eventual injury to colleague Tuukka Rask.

The Bruins have seen a slew of skaters sit out due to suspension or injury and have variously ...

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