For most of Thursday night's game versus the hapless Carolina Hurricanes, the Bruins looked like shit. They were slow and turned the puck over at a ridiculous rate. It was a miracle if they won a board-battle and simply seemed disinterested for most of the night. Now, it is not like this game was for sole posession of first place in the Atlantic Division or anything. Oops, correction, it actually was for first place in the Atlantic Division. Silly me. I still can't believe that this Bruins team, with so many borderline NHL players is that high in the standings. Can you blame me? Did you watch the game tonight? It amazes me how this team just sucks at home. The crowd was practically silent for most of the game because the home team gave them nothing to cheer for.
There were a few shining moments in this game for the Bruins. David Pastrnak's goal to tie the game at 2 in the third period was awesome.
Pastrnak's goal was promptly followed by the Bruins being stuck in their own end for almost the rest of the third period. By their own end I mean their defensive zone, not their heads up their own asses, which would be an accurate assessment as well. Carolina completely sucks this year and the for most of the game the Bruins were outplayed by them. Even after an incredible run against playoff teams the past four games, it is games like this that should shake the confidence of any rational Bruins fan.
Once the game went to overtime the Bruins officially claimed first place in the Atlantic Division, but feel nothing like a first place team. The only hope the Bruins have in the playoffs is if Tuukka Rask plays out of his mind, which he is certainly capable of. However, he is also capable of letting in soft goals like the first goal he allowed tonight to the Hurricanes. Even though the Bruins got the point, they once again fell asleep and lost in overtime. An awful line change led to the game winning goal by Phillip Di Giuseppe. Once again, a rather lackluster effort from the Bruins and a game that makes it hard to believe in this team going forward.