The good news: It’s taken almost two months for the Bruins to join the rest of the NHL and suffer their second regulation loss of the season.
The bad news: Both of those losses have come against the Red Wings, who, if the season ended today, would be the Bruins’ first-round opponent. (Oh my god, it’s last year all over again. Everybody PANIC.)
But as easy it is to panic over the B’s apparent kryptonite, there’s no denying that the Bruins helped their opponents Friday afternoon, with Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery saying that ‘about 90 percent’ of the B’s issues were self-inflicted ones in what finished as a 5-2 loss at TD Garden.
“The only part of our game that I thought was good was our breakouts,” Montgomery said after the loss. “Power play wasn’t good. Penalty kill wasn’t good. Not gonna win many games like that.”