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Friday, March 21, 2008

Game 65: Bruins decide not to show up and lose to Capitals 10-2, are 35-24-6

I'm not going to waste too much of my time writing about this game. It was awful. Tim Thomas and the entire Bruins defense were not ready to take on the very bad Washington Capitals. The Caps have two good players, Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. The two of them, with some help from other teammates, destroyed the Bruins.

The Bruins gave up 6 first period goals. Three of them were scored by number 8, Alexander Ovechkin, who will most likely win MVP. After Ovechkin scored his first goal, Zdeno Chara dropped the gloves with Washington tough guy Donald Brashear. Chara got in some nice punches but Brashear just hugged Chara and the two fell to the ice.

In the second period, Wideman scored 36 seconds in, but that and a goal late in the same period by Marco Sturm was all the Bruins could muster.

Alex Auld and Tim Thomas were both pulled and then put back in during this game. Sometimes 10-2 games happen, but not to teams that are awake. The Bruins need to shake this one off and just play their style hockey. The Bruins need to shut down their opponents in the nuetral zone and make sure that forwards like Ovechkin don't sneak in behind them for easy goals.


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