Boston Bruins Let Minnesota Run Wild at the Garden

January 7th, 2011 by Shawn Owens Leave a reply »
The Boston Bruins let an opportunity pass them by last night in allowing the Minnesota Wild to have their way and beat the Bruins 3-1 at home.

Tuukka Rask started the game and deserved the win, stopping 31 of 34 shots on net.  The game winning shot came off a terrible misplay by Marc Savard that ended up beating Rask to the blocker side. 

The Bruins looked lifeless in the second and third periods: no energy, getting beat to the puck, and losing the one-on-one battles. It was a complete turnaround from the first period, where they set the tone and won the down-low battles.

The Bruins can't feel bad for themselves. They have two huge games coming up against some of the elite teams in the league, Montreal at home and the Penguins in Pittsburgh. These next two games are must win games for the Bruins as they continue their quest to be considered an elite team in this league.

Writers note: Has anyone taken note of a new player the Bruins have?  He has come into Boston with very little fanfare (because nobody knows him) and has played like one of the top defensemen on the Bruins.  Steve Kampfer is ...

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