Well, it certainly wasn’t California Dreamin’ for the Bruins this season.
The team dropped three straight decisions to the Pacific Division’s top three teams, San Jose, Anaheim, and Los Angeles, over the weekend, to end its regular season against the NHL’s three California teams 0-6. In the six losses, the Bruins were outscored 29-11 and only appeared to be a playoff-worthy team on Saturday evening against Los Angeles, when the team fell 2-1. The Bruins came out flat before picking up the pace, but were unable to overcome a 2-0 deficit against superstar goalie Jonathan Quick, who made a number of key saves for the Kings in the second and third periods.
The Bruins allowed a pair of goals to the high-flying Ducks in the opening five minutes of Friday night’s game in Anaheim, and the Ducks never looked back. Anaheim added two more in the third and goaltender Frederik Andersen made 38 saves to shutout the Bruins 4-0.
Boston’s 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks was described in previous post.
The Bruins will look to snap their three-game slide when they head to Broadway to take on the New York Rangers on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. They will return from their four-game road trip the following night when they host the Florida Panthers in a key Atlantic Division matchup at TD Garden. Tickets for that game are available HERE.