Boston Bruins

The officials went way against the Bruins on Monday night. But it was far from Boston’s only problem.

Listen above to hear Matt Dolloff and Ty Anderson of 98.5 The Sports Hub break down the Bruins’ 5-4 loss to the New York Islanders in Game 5 Monday night at TD Garden. Although the egregious officiating will be perhaps the main topic for most, Boston’s defense and goaltending also was not nearly good enough.

Among the topics covered in this Bruins postgame podcast: defensive breakdowns and soft goals by the Bruins’ defense and goaltending; the Islanders’ knack for gaining momentum and getting timely saves; problems among the Bruins’ bottom-9 forward groups; the officiating and Bruce Cassidy’s incendiary comments about it; and what needs to happen for the Bruins to avoid elimination and/or come back to win the series.

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Matt Dolloff is a writer and podcaster for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Yell at him on Twitter @mattdolloff and follow him on Instagram @mattydsays. You can also email him at