Wow, two and a half reasonable to good periods followed by ten minutes of beer league play. The final ten minutes held not one twentieth of the quality of play of the first fifty minutes.
Ference who I generally defend looked particularly out of place. He cleanly lost his man twice. Hunwick who seems only to reflect the quality of play of his partner was little better. Rask just lost the puck on two of the goals in the third after making a dazzling glove save earlier in the game. All night though the Begin line was severely subpar at best and atrocious the rest of the night.
Old friend Glen Metropolit was again a Bruins killer potting one goal and setting up another.
I nearly got to be in the middle of a fight between two guys each with a Napolean complex early in the third as a mid twenties Bruins fan and a mid fifties Habs fan exchanged threats and insults for about five minutes.
Stuart looked decent all night, with less rust to show than oe might expect.
Having lost this game the Bruins have twenty-one games to achieve the ninety three to ninety five points they will probably need to get into the playoffs.