Quality defeats quantity for Bruins
By Peter Santo
The Bruins woeful season continued on Tuesday night with a 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at TD Garden. The latest loss came after receiving news of the latest injury to a Bruins mainstay.
With defenseman Kevan Miller out for the season and center David Krejci out 4-6 weeks, the Bruins could ill afford another injury. But the hockey gods were cruel to the Bruins once again, bringing the news that center Gregory Campbell would be out at least a week with an Upper Body Injury.
Despite putting together a solid effort Tuesday night, the Bruins left the Garden with no points to show for it. Eddie Lack did not look like a backup goaltender, stopping 40 of 41 shots and leading the Canucks to a quality road win.
After a 6-2 win over the Blackhawks ended their 6 game losing streak, the Bruins looked to build on that solid road win. But their hopes of starting a winning streak were dashed by the hot goaltender.
“We’ve got to find a way to get a loose puck, or just a rebound, and find a way to score some more goals,” Boston center Patrice Bergeron said.
After two quick goals early in the game, the goaltenders took control all the way to the end.
“He (Lack) made some real big saves for us. It’s good to see,” Vancouver coach Willie Desjardins said. “You like to see a guy getting hot.”
With the loss the Bruins fall to 6-1-2 in their last nine games as they cling to the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. With the trade deadline fast approaching, the Bruins have a lot of work to do if they hope to save this season.