The Boston Bruins looked extremely out of it, in the loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Charlie McAvoy returned to the ice last night however got shutout 4-0. Bruce Cassidy said after the game that Tuukka Rask could’ve been better. He told NBCSB “He’s been better. I think he’d be the first to tell you that. The first two goals were from distance. The 2nd might have been through traffic, but the first one can’t go in.”
Cassidy also talked about the overall performance of the tired Boston Bruins saying “We had some ‘B’ & ‘C’ games tonight. We really did…and not enough ‘A’ games to beat a hungry team in that type of battle. You saw the game. There were some guys that needed to be better & they weren’t. It is what it is. They were harder than us. Give them full credit. “I thought a lot of our young guys got an education on what it takes. I’m not putting this on them, but I’m just saying the experience they gained tonight understanding the urgency level will be very good for them in the long run.” The two teams are now tied for first place in the Eastern Conference.
The Boston Bruins travel to Florida to take on the Panthers on Thursday.