The Bruins entered final night’s diversion opposite a Los Angeles Kings with a 7-2-1 record in their prior 10 outings and in third place in a Atlantic Division.
But a discerning demeanour during their opponents in a 10-game shred would exhibit that they had played usually one group that now owns a playoff position, a Anaheim Ducks, who spanked a B’s during a Garden.
Well, a Bruins played a playoff group again final night during a Garden, and a Kings dumped a cold bucket of existence on their heads.
The B’s were battered by a Pacific Division-leading Kings, 9-2, in their misfortune detriment of a deteriorate and of a misfortune in a Claude Julien era. The idea sum for Los Angeles, one of a favorites to paint a Western Conference in a Stanley Cup finals, determined a new high in a NHL this season. The Kings scored dual goals in a final 1:39 of a initial duration to overcome an early one-goal deficit, 4 in a second duration and 3 in a third.
Some of a goals-against were self-inflicted, though Los Angeles was widespread nonetheless. The 57 shots with that a Kings pelted Tuukka Rask (five goals authorised on 32 shots) and his deputy Jonas Gustavsson (four on 25) matched a many opposite a Bruins given a Original Six era, when a Detroit Red Wings reached a series on Mar 18, 1965.
In a B’s sauce room, “embarrassing” was a user word.
“I feel like we got positively embarrassed,” an scarcely straightforward captain Zdeno Chara said. “They played a unequivocally good game, though we had nowhere nearby a diversion we indispensable to play. It was embarrassing.”
Brad Marchand echoed Chara’s sentiments, and afterwards some.
“It was an annoying diversion and really frustrating. Those games can’t happen,” pronounced Marchand, who had one of a dual Bruins goals though also took a pivotal chastisement early on. “They usually took over a whole game. We weren’t winning any battles, we weren’t display any emotion, we weren’t personification a system, we weren’t subsidy any other up. We weren’t doing anything.”
The usually upside for a Bruins is that they woke adult this morning still a member of a common Eastern Conference. The B’s are 10-4 opposite Eastern playoff teams and usually 1-7 opposite Western playoff teams.
“For certain we’re going to have some meetings (today). We have to put it behind us and get prepared for a large highway trip,” Chara said, referencing a six-game tour that starts tomorrow night in Winnipeg opposite a Jets. “But for certain we have to residence things that happened (last night) and are function with this hockey club. Every time we face some hurdles and some teams that are on tip of a league, we need to play improved opposite teams like that.”
Believe it or not, a Bruins indeed played a plain opening 18 mins or so and took a initial lead of a diversion on Marchand’s power-play goal. But after Marchand took a slicing penalty, Jeff Carter tied it on a flukish idea when he was handling during a side of a net and Kevan Miller’s brush check popped a puck into a atmosphere and over Rask’s shoulder with 1:39 left in a period. Then came a torpedo idea with 15.2 seconds left in a initial when a B’s mislaid coverage on Marian Gaborik and he scored on a backhand roof job.
Early in a second period, Miller coughed adult a puck to Andy Andreoff during a side of a net for what Julien described as a “gift” idea — and a LA steamroller was using downhill. The Kings afterwards purebred a subsequent 4 goals, a final of that was scored by Milan Lucic to make his homecoming complete.
“The bottom line is a detriment is a loss, either it’s 2-1 or 9-2,” Julien said. “If anything, it should emanate some annoy and integrity to wish to redeem yourself from an annoying loss. I’m not endangered about a certainty of a guys. It does occur during a march of a season. You don’t like to see it, generally during home. But we’ll go on a highway here for these subsequent 6 games and hopefully we know a significance of any and each one of those games we’re going to be playing.”