The Bruins were coming off two-straight wins and strong defensive performances, heading into their three-game road trip out West.
The same defensive swag and intensity that the B’s had played with for much of the past few weeks was lacking at points in Thursday’s game agains the San Jose Sharks. And Sharks forward Joe Pavelski made Zdeno Chara and the D pay for their sloppy play.
Pavelski scored off a rebound out in front of the Bruins’ net and slipped one past Tim Thomas to help San Jose jump out to an early 1-0 lead. The B’s kept it close throughout but more mediocre defense let up another goal later on in the 2-1 loss.
Check out the video above to see Pavelski’s goal and for a breakdown of the poor defensive effort put on by the B’s.