Saturday was not a banner day for the Boston Bruins and their hockey playing ways. They lost a game to the Edmonton Oilers 4-1. Sure that score was inflated by an empty net goal, but when two players not named McDavid or Draisaitl are responsible for the tying and go-ahead goals, that means you’ve allowed players that don’t usually factor into the score sheet win the game, Bruins.
I will say this one more time, Bruins, you need to stop losing and actually win games again. Remember that? It was fun back in October and November. You’ve now lost your cushion because the twin beasts of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning are shaping up and are right behind you in the standings. As Torey Krug said last month, you all need to hate losing more.
Yes, yes, back to the positive: On Saturday, we were once again honored to host Hockey Hall of Famer Willie O’Ree for a ceremonial puck drop with some of the kids that are part of the Hockey is For Everyone programs from around the country. These programs work to get children who might not be able to afford it otherwise into hockey by playing and learning the game.
Always an honor to have Willie O'Ree in the building.#HockeyIsForEveryone programs from across the nation sent youth players to Boston this week to participate in the 2020 Willie O'Ree Skills Weekend.#NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/10AQzQ6Mxh
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 4, 2020
It was an honor to host the Willie O’Ree Skills Weekend with @scoreboshockey and the NHL for the first time.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 5, 2020
During the broadcast of the puck drop, it was obvious that several Bruins players were excited and happy to see Mr. O’Ree, who looked just as dapper as he always does, taking a moment to hake his hand and get a word in. It’s wonderful to see the bridge between the past and the present in the NHL.
The Bruins play next on Tuesday in Nashville which is supposed to be the mom’s trip. Cannot wait for the pictures!