The Bruins could not get anything going offensively as Budaj stopped 34 of the 35 shots he faced tonight and the defense for Boston had questions themselves after they allowed four goals, three of which chased off Tuukka Rask to an early shower as the Bruins’ winning streak came to a surprising end. Give credit to the Canadians who were able to do what the last three teams the Bruins faced could not do–limit chances in front of the net. Montreal made sure that its long time rivals did not get the chances they needed to make this a game or celebrate another win.
The Bruins also looked lost the entire night. They could not get anything going on offense or defense. They allowed too many chances for the Canadians to slowly but surely put the game away. When Rask was chased out of the game, there was a gut-punching feeling that this game was not going to end up going the Bruins’ way tonight and it clearly showed.
No reason for Bruins fans to panic. As the old saying goes, you can’t win them all. Hopefully they will take this as a learning step to fix some things that went wrong tonight and hope that it does not develop into a full-fledged problem in the long run. With the Olympic Break coming up, this is a perfect chance to fix some things before then, so that they can develop the issues and come out of the break even stronger than before.