Bruins: Games 4-5

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Strange start to the Bruins season, really. Just…odd.

These last two games, vs. the Islanders and Avalanche respectively, the latter yesterday’s annual Columbus Day Matinee, have not featured too much inspired hockey from the team. Granted, they did come back from 3-0 against the inexperienced Islanders to grab a shoot-out victory. And it was a fun period to watch and a glimmer of hope. But it was also just that.

One period.

And I can only really say that the team has played one really good period in those two games. The loss to Colorado featured a lot more ineptitude and sub-par play from the team’s key players. The Power Play.

I said.

The Power Play.

Was horrible again. It shouldn’t be, with the talent available to put out there, but it is. Does the fault with that lie with the players or the coach, I wonder. More on that later. Suffice to say this team is playing far below it’s talent level at the moment and I’m not entirely sure why. I’m not entirely sure why Tukka Rask started consecutive games, either.

Lot of head scratching going on around here, that’s for sure. And now the team heads out on a brief Western Road Trip. Some will say it might be good for them to hit the road together and do some manly bonding and what not and hopefully translate into more successful team dynamics. Some would point out that it’s not the prolonged trip that it usually is (sadly, the Circus is only here for a weekend this year – poor economics hurt the clowns, too, people). Instead of the traditional two full weeks out west they have just a few days.

We’ll see what the record is when they return because leaving town with a 1-3-1 record in 5 home games has left everyone with a bit of a bad taste in their mouths.

Oh, yeah. Two games. No Fights.

Not good.

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