Bruins lose to Toronto
I was at this game, and boy did it suck. Great first period with Wideman sending a Leaf into another area code on a huge hit mid ice. Bergeron and Wheeler scored to make it 2-0 after one. But, I still felt the Bruins were outplayed a little that period and could not get the puck out of the zone or into the offensive zone with any pressure.
Lucic then exploded the glass on a huge hit which you think would have gave the team some momentum. No. The Leafs score two goals to tie it. The defense was horrid, they could not get the puck out of the zone all night. They also had 7 penalties, which you can't win by doing that.
Axelsson, Sturm, Yelle and others missed wide open tip ins, shots, etc. We once again can't put the puck in the net. Kessel is the only one who can create offense by himself. Yelle is this year's Glen Murray. I see a trend with only 5 goals in the past 3 games. No offense. Once again, we have no legit scorer to put games away. Kessel is developing into one, Ryder doesn't seem to be the answer so far. Let me list teams with 40-50 goal scorers or better scorers than the Bruins. This team won't be a legit contender until they have a true sniper.
Chicago-Havlat (when healthy)
Los Angeles-Kopitar, Frolov
New Jersey-Rolston, Elias, Gionta (potentially)
Rangers-(Had Jagr), Naslund
San Jose-Cheechoo, Thornton
Tampa Bay- St. Louis, Lecavalier
Some of these may be debatable, but the point remains the same, we need to put the puck in the net, especially when 1 goal can kill a team with 2 goal lead, but when you have a 2 goal lead and give up one, you let them back in the game.