In response to DrCC's comment:[QUOTE] This was one of those games where I wonder how much of a difference Kelly and Eriksson back in the lineup might have made. They wouldn't have been on the ice for the goals scored, and you have to think they stop some of the PK woes.
Tough to watch them loose when they do so many things right and control so much of the 5-on-5 play, only to have the few mistakes go all the way wrong.[/QUOTE]
I went to the game last night and the Bs did actually play really good 5 v 5. It was the worst game that I've seen Reilly Smith play for the Bruins, drug the 2nd line down all night, out of position constantly and a turnover machine but he gets a pass because he has played so well this season. Also Hiller was incredible, I sat real close (BRUINS SHOOT TWICE Legion LoL) and he came up with big save after big save.
I think the Bruins could hang with the Ducks in a 7 game series with the Bs fully healthy but would ultimately get beat because of Anaheim's overall team speed and quickness. Beat the Bruins to loose pucks all game.
"The Bruins have allowed 7 PP goals in 17 PK chances since Dennis Seidenberg went down. That's a 59 percent success rate on the PK."
Chiarelli has to be tossing n turning right now! The penalty kill is abysmal. Tuukka was hung to dry on the powerplay goals and the PK play that Smith coughed up.