The Boston Bruins played a bit of a weird game last night against the Boston Bruins.
They jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period but lost starting goalie Tuukka Rask to injury and Jaroslav Halak took over.
After giving up a goal in the second period, things fell apart for the Bruins in the third period before eventually losing the game in overtime 4-3.
Head coach Bruce Cassidy wasn't too happy after the game and called out the team including ""leaders that I've praised for years here".
“They played winning hockey in the third period better than we did. Power play. It’s a bad change and we got frustrated late in it. Guys we rely on and leaders that I’ve praised for years here. Disappointed in not just being able to grind it out and changing when you’re supposed to. You make the plays you’re supposed to. It might not go in, but you keep the momentum,” said Bruce Cassidy. “Obviously they’re going to get some juice from killing the penalty, but now they’ve killed the penalty and cut the deficit in half all in a quick strike. They need to be better in that situation. I expect better. That to me gave the Islanders some life that wasn’t necessary.
“We didn’t defend well enough in front of our net. We had to switch goalies, so that was difficult on Jaro to go into a situation like that. They finished around the net. We could have been harder, and we could have used an extra stop.”
What do you think of Cassidy's comments?