You know what? I don’t even want to talk about last night’s game. There are only so many times one can describe and only so many words one can use to describe how the Bruins blew a three-goal lead and lost the game in the shootout. Been there, done that.
However, the Bruins found a new and unusual way to lose in the shootout. Both teams had no success through four rounds of the shootout until Philadelphia’s Travis Konecny got one by Jaroslav Halak. Then it was time for the Bruins to answer or lose the game. Brad Marchand, certainly no first timer at this aspect of the game, skated to center ice and prepared to take the puck down to score. The sole problem was that he forgot to take the puck with him, instead gently touching the puck with the heel of his stick without gaining the handle on the puck. The officials got together, discussed it and ruled it a miss, which it totally was. The Flyers took the game.
File this under "things we've never seen before"
Brad Marchand overskates the puck at centre ice in the shootout so the Flyers win. 😳 pic.twitter.com/9DrriRNyri
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 14, 2020
Poor Marchy. He felt pretty bad about the whole thing. But mostly I’m angry at the Bruins for not getting it together enough to win a game they had the control of through the halfway mark of the game. I guess we should be glad that Pasta scored again to increase his goal total to 36 but that feels so very hollow because the team crapped out early.
Anyway, the Bruins continue their road trip tonight in Columbus. A cynical person might ask in which new way can they lose this one. Maybe we can all figure it out together.