Remember how well the Bruins played on Thursday night? How they dominated the game?. How they scored four and shut out the Rangers? Well, turns out that was a different team than the one that showed up on Saturday afternoon.
Granted the Bruins were missing some players from Thursday night’s victory. Jake DeBrusk was held out for COVID protocol, which likely means that a quick test came back with a positive result. Speedy Zach Senyshyn was sidelined with an upper body injury that has him listed as week-to-week. The lines that Bruce Cassidy started with looked like they were drawn at random from a hat, well, except for the top line of course.
I don’t want to get too much into it; the Bruins lost by the opposite identical score they won by on Thursday night: 4-0. They clearly just didn’t show up on Saturday.
They better do so tonight. They have a back-to-back in Pittsburgh starting tonight.
Since they’ll be on the road for the next 5 days, the B’s called up some reinforcement to the taxi squad. Joining goalie Jeremy Swayman and Anton Blidh will be forwards Karson Kuhlman, Oskar Steen, and defenseman Jack Ahcan.
Jack Ahcan, Karson Kuhlman & Oskar Steen recalled from Providence to Boston taxi squad, per AHL transactions
— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) March 15, 2021
If you need a primer on how to pronounce his name, this is for you.
Starter Tuukka Rask is still out with is injury and Jaro Halak as Dan Vladar as his backup tonight and he presumably will play tomorrow night unless they go with Swayman.