The Boston Bruins winning streak was short lived, as they fell to the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon, 3-2 in overtime. The Rangers scored with just three seconds left in the overtime period. Here are my five observations.
Number Five- Joe Corvo
Another bad game for Joe Corvo. The puck moving defenseman once again had many struggles in puck battles and defensive play. On the first Rangers goal, it was Corvo acting as a fourth forward that caused the break out on the other end of the ice. They need to re address his role right now.
Number Four- Tuukka Rask
Rask should not be blamed for this loss. He made two stellar saves on the Rangers in the waning seconds of overtime, but was down on the ice for Marian Gaborik’s backhand game winner. He played well for the majority of the game, but loses his seven game winning streak.
Number Three- Power Play
This power play is just not that good. They struggled once again with it today, not scoring on all five of their chances. They dominated in five on five spurts, but then lost their rhythm all together after the power play had been killed.
Number Two- Teams
These two teams are two of the top in the NHL, and they proved it today. It took a goal with three seconds left in overtime for the Rangers to defeat the Bruins, and New York only leads Boston by two points now.
Number One- Andrew Ference
I got on Ference last week and he proved me wrong by having a great week. Well, he back-tracked all of that in this game. He scored a goal in the game and it looked like he was trending up, but he took a boarding penalty in overtime that gave the Bruins a man disadvantage the rest of the game, and it cost them.
The Bruins take on the Flyers in Philadelphia tomorrow.