It was a disappointing turnout for the Boston Bruins as they ended their road trip with a tough loss to the Detroit Red Wings. As they welcome the Flyers on home ice tonight, the team will be looking to start a brand new winning streak.
The Bruins started the first of their back to back on Monday with they came back from behind, defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4. With the Bruins blowing an early three-goal lead, they found themselves fighting back from behind after the Penguins scored four goals in the second period. As the Bruins tied up the game at 4-4, Brad Marchand broke the tie with a little over a minute left in third. Patrice Bergeron would score an empty-net goal with 14 seconds left in the period.
Boston would travel up north in a classic match-up against an old rival when they faced the Montreal Canadiens. It was also a special night for Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara as he became the 21st NHL Payer to play 1,500 games. Another milestone: former Bruins head coach Claude Julien became the 19th coach in the NHL to coach 1,200 games.
With both teams battling back and forth, the Bruins once again found themselves trailing behind early in the game. After the first period, Boston would be down 3-1, however, they tied it up in the second only to have Montreal come back 4-3 at the end of the period.
Boston’s Sean Kuraly tied the game at 4-4 and for the first time that night, the Bruins would take the lead after Charlie Coyle scored. In what many deemed a controversial and frustrating call of the game, the goal would be overturned after a long review by on-ice officials- stemming from a coach’s challenge. The Bruins were unable to recover and had their six-game winning streak come to an end. Final Score: 5-4, Montreal
Motor City Madness
After a few days off, the Bruins traveled to Detroit to face a struggling Red Wings team. Detroit came into the game 1-11-1, but it would the Red Wings that came out on top. Boston would be first on the scoreboard as David Krejci scored early in the first. Momentum shifted quickly and the Bruins found themselves in a hole and never really found their legs to recover.
Patrice Bergeron would score for the Boston, and in an attempt to get things going, Brad Marchand would drop gloves against Detroit’s Filip Hronek. The Boston bench would have six penalties and the Red Wings had five. Two of Detroit’s goals came off power-plays. David Pastrnak previously had an assist credited to him, only to have it later changed, ending a 13-game point streak.
The Boston Bruins will look to get back in the winning column as they welcome the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden tonight. Philly is coming off a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Flyers Sean Couturier scored in a shootout against the Leafs. Philly flys into Boston on a three-game winning streak. Boston remains undefeated at home so far this season. The Flyers have not won in regulation in Boston since October 6th, 2011. Carter Hart, who has a 2-0 record against the Bruins, will get the start in net for the Flyers.
WHEN TO WATCH: Tonight with puck drop at 7:00 PM
WHERE TO WATCH: NESN, ESPN+, NBCSP
It was announced that Peter Cehlarik will head back to Providence, and both Joakim Nordstrom and Par Lindholm look ready to return. No further updates on David Backes. Jake DeBrusk is still nursing an injury, and Brett Ritchie did not skate this morning. Expect Jaroslav Halak in net.
On Tuesday the Bruins face the Florida Panthers on home ice in Boston. The Panthers were previously teetering up in the top three in the Atlantic Divison. However have dropped their last few games. They are now 7-4-5 (pending tonight’s game against the Rangers) and Boston is 11-3-2 (pending tonight results). Expect Sergei Bobrovsky in net for Florida versus Tuukka Rask in net for Boston. Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau has a four-game point streak.
WHEN TO WATCH: Tuesday, November 12th with puck drop at 7:00 PM
WHERE TO WATCH: NESN, FS-F
Boston will travel up north once again when they play the Toronto Maple Leafs, their first game of a back-to-back (second for this month). The Leafs trail Boston in the Atlantic Division, and are 9-5-4. The last meeting between the two teams had Boston up 4-2 when they played at the TD Garden. This will be their third meeting this season; Boston has a 1-1 record against Toronto. In their last 10 games, the Bruins are 6-2-2 while the Leafs are 5-2-3.
WHEN TO WATCH: November 15th, with puck drop at 7:00 PM
WHERE TO WATCH: NESN, ESPN+
After the trip up north, the Bruins head home when they face the Washington Capitals for the first time this season. Washington’s record is currently 13-2-3, and in their last 10 games, they are 9-0-1. Expect Brayden Holtby in net for the hot Washington team. The Former Stanley Cup Champions recently defeated the Las Vegas Knights 5-2. Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin leads the team with 13 goals, while John Carlson leads the team with 28 points and in assists (20).
WHEN TO WATCH: November 16th, with puck drop at 7:00 PM
WHERE TO WATCH: NESN, ESPN+, NBCSWA
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