Boston Bruins More Dejected Than Objective in Shutout Loss

March 18th, 2010 by Chris Miller Leave a reply »
It took less than two minutes for Matt Cooke to face the wrath of retaliation and revenge.

It took Bruins fans not much longer to switch from booing Cooke, to booing their own team.

The media hype surrounding Thursday nights contest between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins gave fans around the league the impression that "old time hockey" would make its return, if only for one night.

In fact, pregame "old time hockey" showed up when a Boston fan blocked the Penguins' team bus and proceeded to challenge the entire team to fight him.

However, during the game all fans were entertained to was a hockey game that lasted no more than five minutes.

For Penguins fans, all should walk away feeling great about Marc-Andre Fleury's first shutout win since March 2009, and the fact that everyone on the roster skated off the ice following their 3-0 victory intact. A solid team effort, and a great team win following their disappointing and embarrassing defeat to the New Jersey Devils the previous night.

For Boston fans, most will be scratching their heads and wondering what went wrong. Simply put, Boston played most ...

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