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Sounds of the game… Coyotes 2, Bruins 1
Posted By Mike Petraglia On March 6, 2009 @ 12:03 am In General | No Comments
Well, a home ice loss to the 14th-best team in the Western conference was not exactly what Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli and coach Claude Julien had in mind when the Bruins dealt for Mark Recchi and Steve Montador on Wednesday at the NHL trade deadline.
The Bruins came out and laid a massive egg against the overhauled roster of the Phoenix Coyotes and fell 2-1 at TD Banknorth Garden.
There are a number of reasons this loss is troubling. First, it comes on the heels of a 4-2 loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday night. Second it comes just a day after the team made two big deals for the stretch run. Third, the return of Milan Lucic to the lineup was expected to give the Bruins a little extra jump. That never materialized.
And finally, the New Jersey Devils are coming fast and this is another loss that brings the No. 2 seed a bit closer to being able to overtake the No. 1 Bruins, who are stuck on 93 points, just six ahead of Jersey.
It’s looking more and more like when the Bruins host the Devils on March 22 at the Garden, first place in the East could be on the line.
But before looking ahead, the Bruins must look back on what was a painful Thursday night on Causeway. And you could sense the frustration, starting with head coach Claude Julien.
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 Julien said his team, all of sudden, can’t finish on scoring chances: http://fullcount.weei.com/?attachment_id=13856
 Julien said when it comes to playing a full 60 minutes, talk is cheap: http://fullcount.weei.com/?attachment_id=13857
 Marc Savard said the Bruins were a little too cute on the ice with the puck: http://fullcount.weei.com/?attachment_id=13858
 Milan Lucic said the Bruins have to find a way to play 60 minutes: http://fullcount.weei.com/?attachment_id=13859
 Even as a newcomer, Steve Montador knows to expect boos when the team isn’t playing well: http://fullcount.weei.com/?attachment_id=13860
 Montador said the team is trying to look ahead and gain momentum: http://fullcount.weei.com/?attachment_id=13861
 Aaron Ward summed up the Bruins problems: http://fullcount.weei.com/?attachment_id=13864
 Phoenix coach Wayne Gretzky said his Coyotes put forth a good team effort: http://fullcount.weei.com/?attachment_id=13862
 Gretzky said his team had a good road effort in Boston: http://fullcount.weei.com/?attachment_id=13863
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