This game is very hard to describe. The better team lost, and they lost badly. The Bruins played pretty well in the first half of the game, and then fell apart. It didn't help that Tim Thomas had a rare poor performance. The Bruins scored three go-ahead goals yet still managed to lose. The Bruins also outshot Florida 41-27.
Very early in the first period, Zdeno Chara stuffed in a rebound on a power play to give the Bruins the lead. Richard Zednik tied it up later in the period. Early in the second the Bruins took the lead again when Glen Murray shot the puck to the top of the net. It was his first goal since coming back from injury. Richard Zednik ties it up again. A minute later, Marco Sturm took a feed from Kessel and got a quick shot into the net.
The Bruins defense, and as I previously mentioned Tim Thomas, fell apart after that. Jokinen and Booth scored within 14 seconds of eachother to give Florida the lead. The Panthers scored twice in the third to win the game 6-3. A couple of them should have been easy saves for Tim Thomas.
The Bruins need to put this one behind them and focus on Carolina on Tuesday, and Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Alex Auld will probably see Tuesday and Thomas on Wednesday.