The Boston Bruins had their chance to win with 56.4 seconds remaining in regulation while on the power play and the goalie pulled. However, unable to get a shot on net, the Bruins fall to the Montreal Canadiens, 2-1.
After the loss, the Bruins fall to three points behind the Canadiens in the Northeast division and remain fourth in the Eastern Conference. Saturday night’s game was the final game in the season series between these two teams and the Bruins were only able to take a single game from their divisional foes.
Newly acquired forward, Jaromir Jagr was a non-factor in his first game as a part of the Bruins and Canadiens rivalry.
Jagr had made it known, he was very interested in joining the Canadiens during the offseason. However, he decided to sign with the Dallas Stars, where he played for most of the 2012-13 season before being traded to the Bruins last week.
The newest Bruins’ forward tallied a goal in his first appearance in the black and gold against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. His debut as a Bruin went well, but was unable to get anything started on Saturday night against the Canadiens.
It was the goal of Jagr to play for a Canadiens team during his NHL career, but he will have to settle for playing against the for the time being.
Although they were unable to get past the Canadiens on Saturday night, if Jagr and the Bruins can continue to play great hockey, they will still have a chance to make a deep run in the postseason.
The Bruins get back underway on Monday back at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass. against the Carolina Hurricanes.