Bruins loss to the Bolts not all Doom & Gloom

As Bruins fans, we all live and die by this team. The day after a win, everything is sunshine and Dunks Iced Coffee. The day after a loss is filled with rage, hair pulling, and people pronouncing the ‘R’ at the end of Nomar.

You have to look at last nights game with both eyes to see the good things that took place. We know the bad things are there, ready to poke those eyes like Moe did to Larry and Curly.

  1. David Pastrnak – Pasta doesn’t look anything like he did at the end of the Finals in June. He’s engaged and flying all over the ice. Over the last 2 games, we’ve seen him put on goal scoring clinics

2. Charlie Coyle – With David Krejci out, a lot of focus is on Charlie Coyle. We can’t look at Coyle as the same player as Krejci, but he does bring some much needed stability at the center position. While it’s true he isn’t burning the ice up with points, he is providing a lot of the intangibles that a team with depth absolutely needs to succeed.

3. Even with the loss, the B’s can hang – We all want to see a win every time the B’s step on the ice. That can’t always happen. A takeaway from this game is that the Bruins can hang with any team in the NHL, regardless of who it is. Aside from what the Lightning did, the Bruins were in the game the whole time. If not for the three posts (2 by Marchand), we end up with a different result. The B’s head to Toronto today for the first half of the home and home. The next few upcoming games aren’t going to be easy, but the positive takeaways from the Tampa Bay game shows us that the Bruins are going to be a force this season.

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Author: Eric Blackey