The Boston Bruins have finally lost a game in regulation to a team not named the Buffalo Sabres. Last night they fell to the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in an intense, physical and high action game. Below are my five observations from the contest.
Number Five- Tyler Seguin
Tyler Segion has been the recipient of criticism in Boston all season. However, it seems like he is finally starting to become that player we all know he can be. He has scored goals in back to back games and is playing extremely well on the Bergeron-Marchand line to create chances for the entire offense.
Number Four- Milan Lucic
The last few games it seems like Milan Lucic is just playing angry. He is playing with a purpose, hitting and shooting the puck. The one problem is maybe he is a little too riled up and has committed a few too many penalty minutes in the last few games.
Number Three- Tuukka Rask
Tuukka Rask has had some games where it looks like the puck is just bouncing off of his pads, a sign of a goalie playing well. However, last night he allowed two questionable goals, and against Tampa Bay he did as well. Rask has had a good season, but some of these softies are concerning.
Number Two- Embellishing
Claude Julien with not happy with the Canadiens embellishing calls last night. Montreal is known for this, and last night it actually wasn’t that bad. Shawn Thornton should have been called for boarding and Rich Peverley got a high stick not called. Calls were missed everywhere on both sides, and not all of it was just embellishing.
Number One- Zdeno Chara
Remember how fans were angry with Zdeno Chara for not going after John Scott? Last night he went after Alexi Emelin for a hit on Seguin and ended up with 17 penalty minutes. Some will say it’s worth it, but you don’t want your best player off the ice for that long.