Five Observations: Bruins Fall in New York

The BostonĀ  Bruins suffered their first loss of the season as they fell to the New York Rangers in New York, 4-3 in overtime. The Bruins fell down 2-0 early but came back to tie it twice and made it into overtime, where they lost in the first few seconds. They have gotten points in their first three games, and lead the Eastern Conference while New York picked up their first win.

Number Five: Some Defense Issues

Early on in this game the Boston defense had trouble clearing out the Rangers in front of the net, and they paid for that on the second goal. They seemed to stand around on defense, a very un-Claude Julien like defensive style. Luckily, this changed after that second goal.

Number Four: Horton and Lucic Step Up

Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic each scored a goal in this game. It was Lucic’s second goal of the season while for Horton, it was his first. He led the Bruins in shots against Winnipeg on Monday but couldn’t find the back of the net, so it was good to see him finally light the lamp.

Number Three: Teach me How to Dougie

Dougie Hamilton has arguably been the best Bruins defenseman thus far this season. He shoots the puck with authority and obviously has a lot of trust, especially on the power play. He picked up an assist in the second period when he shot from the slot just in front of the blueline and it was tipped in by Brad Marchand.

Number Two: Tuukka Time

Tuukka Rask gave up his most goals of the season with four, but most if not all of them were not his fault. He played arguably his best game of the season in fact, with a huge save on Rick Nash with seconds left to get the Bruins one point.

Number One: Hard-Fought Point

Though this was a loss, the Bruins have to be semi-satisfied with the point. They were down by two goals after one and still found a way to tie the game twice to shift it into overtime, and because of that they lead the eastern conference.

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