Wednesday, November 04, 2009
The Bruins have gone 133 minutes since they last scored. They haven't scored a power play goal in 5 games.
On the same night that Phil Kessel plays his first game for Toronto, it's hard not to think that losing him is a big part behind the Bruins' offensive woes. I don't think so. Losing Savard hurts more, particularly on the power play. Savard sets everything up, and not just in the offensive zone. He's a big part of the transition game, as well.
I'm glad Coach Julien finally brought Matt Hunwick back to the power play unit. And I'm tired of seeing Dennis Wideman give up unforced turnovers. Normally I don't care, because he atones for them elsewhere, but I'm losing patience with this team.
Zdeno Chara still has to make his presence known on the power play. So does Marco Sturm.
This 2-0 loss to Detroit, in and of itself, isn't the end of the world. Zetterberg's goal was a weird one. Patrice Bergeron actually won the faceoff, but inadvertently set-up Zetterberg perfectly.
And you have to give credit to Chris Osgood, who was simply stunning in the 1st period.
Bruins host the Canadiens on Thursday.