Saturday, January 9, 2010

Where's the Offense?

The Bruins played like a defeated team.

That's what many Bruins fans want to know after watching an ugly loss at the hands of the New York Rangers this afternoon, 3-1. Marco Sturm had an early opportunity for a penalty shot but was unable to convert. After getting stopped on the attempt, the Bruins were never able to gain back momentum. The scoring started this afternoon when the Rangers' young D Michael Del Zotto put one in the back of the net, putting the Rangers up by a score of 1-0.

At the start of the second period, the Rangers came out very hungry and energetic. They buzzed around the net all night, forcing G Tim Thomas to put in a full effort on stopping each puck that slid his way. Brandon Dubinsky scored for the team from Madison Square Garden halfway through the period, giving the Rangers a 2-0 lead. Some say that a two goal lead is the wost in hockey, but unfortunately it did not work out that way this afternoon for the B's. The Rangers outshot the Bruins 21-3 in the second period. Yikes.

Just 37 seconds into the third, the Rangers really took the air out of the Bruins' tires when Erik Christensen made it 3-0 Rangers. The Bruins couldn't get anything going all afternoon on offense and looked like a defeated team when they found themselves faced with a three goal deficit. The only scoring for the B's on the day came when Dennis Wideman finally found the back of the net for his third goal of the season.

Shawn Thornton continues to be the team's aggressor as he was involved in another scuffle today. The bad new continues for the Bruins who just can't seem to shake the injury bug this season. Captain Marc Savard will be out 2-3 weeks with what the team is calling a sprained right knee.

The Bruins play at Anaheim Wednesday night against the Ducks at 10:00.

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