Re: Nice 20 minute effort
posted at 5/11/2013 10:48 AM EDT
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to Soxdog67's comment:
Not for anything but how does a Bruins team, playing a game 5 AT HOME, to eliminate their opponent, not be ready to match the opposition's intensity?
The fact that the were outskated, outhit and just outplayed for 40 minutes of a playoff game in front of their own fans just doesn't make sense to me.
Some fans will likely say that this was just a hiccup, however, it concerns me that this team can actually show up and not be ready to play a full 60 minute game. This is exactly what got them eliminated by the Caps last year.
BTW, did anyone else notice but Horton was off his game last night, the entire game...maybe that hit by Phaneuf did affect him.
I thought they played well in the first two periods. If Bergeron lifts the puck or Seguin gets a good tip or one of the point shots gets through, no one is complaining about the effort.
I didn't notice Horton at all last night having any issues. Sounds like an attempt at a conspiracy theory. That line had a hard time generating chances. It wasn't because they didn't care or didn't want it. Sometimes, nothing that you do works. It doesn't mean you didn't try.
NAS, that is not what I said, that Horton didn't try...or that the B's didn't try...but this is the freakin playoffs, and if a team can't be ready to meet the intensity of it's opponent every game what does that tell you about this team?
Is it that the only play when their backs are against a wall? Marchand admits that they weren't ready to meet the Leafs intensity last night...say What?
I love the Bruins but why is it that they are not prepared to give a full effort every game? The fact that they had a couple of bad breaks is no excuse, the Leafs dominated the play, and also had chances that required Rask to stand on his head to stop.
I guess when they give us their full effort, they are very difficult to beat, so that is what I expect from them, every game...especially in the postseason.