Tonight, the Boston Bruins dropped their season opener to the Washington Capitals 4-1. Alex Ovechkin and Brooks Laich each lead the scoring from both benches with 2 goals and 1 assist apiece.
The Bruins started off the game controlling the play for the first half of the first period but, from there it all fell apart.
“The first 10 minutes we played good hockey, and then we threw it away and gradually played worse and worse” said Marc Savard.
That pretty much sums up the majority of the night. A guy that I was very unimpressed with was Milan Lucic. He had a lot of trouble handling passes and stick handling near a defender. Also, he was caught gliding on Ovechkin’s second goal of the night in the low slot. The one bright spot on the scorecard was Patrice Bergeron scoring a 3rd period goal midway through the frame to ruin the shutout for Jose Theodore. I’m also glad that Shawn Thornton decided to save a little face and drop the gloves because other than that, it was a pure beat down.
WAS- 1. Laich 1 (PP): Backstrom, Ovechkin
WAS- 2. Ovechkin 1: Semin, Backstrom
WAS- 3. Laich 2 (PP): Backstrom, Semin
WAS- 4. Ovechkin 2: Poti, Laich
BOS- 1. Bergeron 1: Begin, Stuart
Theodore: 19 of 20
Thomas: 30 of 34
This team will not win by getting 20 shots on goal. Hopefully this was just them clearing through the cobwebs of the off-season.