BOSTON, MA-In what seems to be their worst stretch of the season so far, the Bruins are looking to learn from their mistakes and re-discover their hot streak after an injury-filled start to November.
The Boston Bruins find themselves in the midst of a losing streak, dropping their last four games. Losing in back to back shootouts, Boston hasn’t seemed to play the way they were through the first fourteen games of the season. Plagued with injuries within the past week, Boston’s lull shouldn’t come as a surprise.
“I wouldn’t say there is a particular reason. I think it’s just something within ourselves that we need to re-group after this game especially… we can take it in a positive aspect and move on from it. We can learn from it and continue forward with the way we started playing this year,” said Carlo.” said Brandon Carlo postgame last night when asked if there was anything specific that has led to the Bruins four-game losing streak.
Brandon Carlo expresses that the Bruins aren’t playing bad b/c of a specific reason but that they need to re-group and get back on track pic.twitter.com/dhGmCe1SAj— Jordan Moore (@iJordanMoore) November 13, 2019
Despite losing their last four, the Bruins and their fans shouldn’t panic as the injury bug has plagued the Boston locker room. With injuries to RW David Backes, RW Brett Ritchie, LW Jake Debrucsk and top-scoring defensemen Torey Krug, the Bruins overall chemistry hasn’t looked the same. “We’re not at our best, but we need to elevate our game… we are looking to complete three good periods of hockey,” said Captain Zdeno Chara after Tuesday night’s game.
With injuries mounting early, Anders Bjork isn’t looking for excuses as he expressed his goal of stepping up and urged other young players to step up as well:
Anders Bjork expresses that the younger guys, such as himself need to step up at time in order for the Bruins to be successful.— Jordan Moore (@iJordanMoore) November 13, 2019
I like this kid a lot. pic.twitter.com/O62WwbPBvg
Bjork had a nifty goal in Tuesday’s loss and seems to be playing very well since being called up from Providence in late October.
Anders Bjork? More like Anders Bgood— Jordan Moore (@iJordanMoore) November 13, 2019
I’ll see myself out. pic.twitter.com/swlvsy1UYe
Injury-bug or not, blowing a four-goal lead in the third period is unacceptable, which is what G Tuuka Rask and the Bruins did on Tuesday night against the Florida Panthers. “I should’ve been stronger in that third period, I let up some soft goals and let the team [Panthers] get some momentum. These days no lead is safe… just gotta take the positives and learn from your mistakes,” said Rask.
One fun takeaway from the night: The TD Garden is haunted. At the start of the second period, the lights went out on Boston’s home ice, causing a stoppage in play. “Should’ve happened in game 7 of the finals,” said Rask.
Tuuka Rask on what he thought of the lights going out:— Jordan Moore (@iJordanMoore) November 13, 2019
“Should’ve happened in Game 7 of the finals.” pic.twitter.com/9dx2GzVR2L
Harsh, and maybe a little too soon for Bruins fans.
The North End of Boston- Confirmed haunted pic.twitter.com/67gqgdRfmi— Jordan Moore (@iJordanMoore) November 13, 2019
Boston seems to be in a state of drowsy play throughout the past week of hockey, the Bruins still sit atop the Atlantic division at 11-3-4 and have the third-best record in the NHL. Boston will take on the Atlantic Division rival Maple Leafs on Friday in Toronto at 7 pm.
[Thumbnail photo via USA Today Sports]