The Bruins were terrible Friday afternoon.
Playing in front of a crowd of 67,246 at Gillette Stadium, Boston’s hockey team laid an eff against Montreal. Tuukka Rask gave up five goals but was, according to Boston’s Zdeno Chara, the team’s best player. That means the play in front of Rask was “bad’’, a word used by several Bruins after the game.
No Bruin showed more dissapointment in the outcome than defenseman Torey Krug.
“Forever now it’s going to be a game we’re not very proud of, and we’re always going to look back and be embarrassed about,’’ said Krug, via CSNNE.com. “We just didn’t do a good job of responding. I thought emotionally it was there for them, and it wasn’t for us. When the other team scores a goal or a big play happens we need our best players to step up and make something happen for us. Unfortunately we were just waiting around tonight. It’s not acceptable.’’
YThe four-goal loss was the largest margin for the Winter Classic since 2008.
‘‘We definitely feel like we let everybody down,’’ said Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg .‘‘It was such a big buildup. I’m sure everybody in here wanted to come out on the ice with a little bit more jump and bring a little bit better effort. But that wasn’t the case today.’’
Photos: Scenes from the Winter Classic