BOSTON — The Bruins lost their fifth consecutive game Thursday night, and while one momentum-swinging play stands out in what amounted to a 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers, coach Claude Julien admitted after the game that there certainly were costly mistakes elsewhere.
“I think there’s a few things. Some of these unforced errors (need to be addressed),” Julien told NESN’s Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley on “Bruins Overtime Live.” “Tonight — these outnumbered situations. That first goal (from Reilly Smith) we should’ve had a forward back there and it should’ve been a 3-on-3. And a mistake from a young player, and then that same young player doesn’t stop in front of the net, so the guy comes in and picks up the rebound (and scores). I mean those are mistakes at this stage of the year that become very costly. And that’s what we’re getting here at times.”
Boston will have to fix those errors on the fly, though, as the team sets out on its final road trip of the regular season Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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