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WILMINGTON — There are losses, and then there are losses. There haven’t been many of the latter this season for the Bruins, games in which they come out flat, play poorly, and look like they don’t have a chance in the world of beating their opponent.
But that was what happened on Thursday against the Canadiens, just as the Bruins had appeared to be hitting their stride, playing some of their best hockey of the season. It also happened Nov. 27, when they lost, 6-1, in an abysmal effort against Detroit the night before Thanksgiving.
“I think there was a sense of embarrassment in the two games,” Bruins center Chris Kelly said with a day’s worth of perspective.