Just when the Bruins seemed to have finally turned a corner and were prepared to assert themselves as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, they show off some of their worst hockey of the year.
A pair of back-to-back wins in Toronto and then at home over Buffalo seemed to have Claude Julien and the B’s back to their early season success. But a visit from Washington over the weekend proved too challenging as a 4-3 defeat killed all the buzz, followed by a miserable showing in Pittsburgh has led to questions of Boston’s ability to contend for another Stanley Cup.
David Krejci (3 goals) and Tyler Seguin (2 goals and 3 assists) have had big weeks offensively, while young Jordan Caron has added in a healthy eight points in his past five games to help steady the attack.
Meanwhile, playing in his ninth straight game, Tim Thomas showed signs of rust over the weekend allowing four goals on Saturday against the Capitals and then allowing three goals in the first period against Pittsburgh on Sunday. New netminder Marty Turco played valiantly in relief on Sunday, but Tuesday’s game offered up a very different result for the 36-year-old signee.
The injury bug has gotten the best of the B’s in recent days as well. With Nathan Horton and Rich Peverley‘s absences already thinning out the Boston lines, both Patrice Bergeron and Johnny Boychuk went down over the weekend with minor injuries and could be on the mend in the coming days.
There should be plenty for The Instigators to talk about after the Bruins trip to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. But, they still need a little help, which means there’s still time for Billy, Barry and the gang to answer your questions.
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