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Sounds of the game… Wild 1, Bruins 0

Posted By Mike Petraglia On January 7, 2009 @ 5:38 am In General | No Comments

That was something we haven’t seen all season from the Black and Gold. The Bruins were shut out for the first time this season on Tuesday night, on home ice no less. A big part of that was Niklas Backstrom, the Finnish goalie who teamed with Boston’s own Manny Fernandez to win the Jennings Trophy in 2007 with Minnesota. Backstrom made several spectacular saves and the Bruins took three straight penalties to start the second period and the Wild finally made them pay with a power play goal on the third try, beating the aforementioned Fernandez for the game’s only goal. How good have the Bruins been this year? They hadn’t lost consecutive games in regulation since Mar. 11 and 13 of LAST SEASON and they hadn’t been shutout. Our own Joe Haggerty says Buffalo and Minnesota may be providing a blueprint on how to beat the Bruins [1]. But listen to coach Claude Julien and his players and they’ll tell you this is no time for panic.

Julien said the Bruins won’t change their style because of a bump in the road [2].

Julien said Manny Fernandez was one of the few Bruins to show up Tuesday night [3].

Julien said the Bruins are just going through one of those slumps that every team suffers [4].

Michael Ryder on the back-to-back losses [5].

Blake Wheeler acknowledged there was some frustration on Tuesday night [6].


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[1] Buffalo and Minnesota may be providing a blueprint on how to beat the Bruins: http://blogs.weei.com/joehaggerty/

[2] Julien said the Bruins won’t change their style because of a bump in the road: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=10718

[3] Julien said Manny Fernandez was one of the few Bruins to show up Tuesday night: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=10719

[4] Julien said the Bruins are just going through one of those slumps that every team suffers: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=10720

[5] Michael Ryder on the back-to-back losses: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=10721

[6] Blake Wheeler acknowledged there was some frustration on Tuesday night: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=10722

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