Five Observations: Bruins vs. Panthers

The Boston Bruins have now lost two games in a row, losing to the Florida Panthers by a score of 1-0. The Panthers would not score until 2:32 left in the third period to pick up the victory. Here are my five observations.

Number Five- Tyler Seguin

While no one exactly shined on this night, one half-way bright spot may have been Tyler Seguin. He came out with a pretty good scoring chance and seemed engaged throughout the most part of the game. He brough a lot of energy, as expected, after sitting one out in Winnipeg.

Number Four- Sluggishness

I’m not sure if it was a hangover from the Winnipeg loss, or just the busy schedule, but the Bruins came out pretty sluggish. Later on in the game, they got some pretty good chances and outshot the Panthers for most of the game, and they even got physically engaged. The start was just not what they hoped for.

Number Three- Jose Theodore

It could be expected that Jose Theodore would play well against the Bruins, if you looked into the numbers. Since the lockout, Thoedore was 8-0-1 against the Bruins coming into the game. The Panthers defense also played fantastic, blocking a lot of good Bruins chances, however, Theodore was there at the end to make all the saves that he had to.

Number Two- Joe Corvo

I was really trying to buy in on Joe Corvo. Despite the defensive mistakes from time to time, I gave him a break because he was not as bad as Tomas Kaberle. But after being on the ice and being a cause for the last three Bruins goals against, I think I have to jump off that bandwagon again. Corvo has looked soft defensively at times, and this might start to become a problem for the Bruins.

Number One- Just One of Those Games?

Let’s be honest for one second. How up do you get for a mid-week game against the Florida Panthers? And now try to get up for one of those games after playing in Pittsburgh and Winnipeg in back to back nights with just one off night in between before Florida. It may be best to just chalk it up as one of those games.

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One Response to “Five Observations: Bruins vs. Panthers”

  1. Kevin Greenstein
    December 9, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    The Panthers are in first place. It shouldn’t be hard to get up for a game against them. But the Bruins have come to believe that they can turn it “on” and “off” at will. Maybe they can. Maybe come playoff time, they’ll deliver a consistent nightly effort. With the hockey season being the marathon that it is, getting “up” for 82 regular season games is no easy task.