After the Bruins gave us a tease on how their playoffs were going to go with a 2-1 win over Ottawa 1, they seemed to have fallen into a slump of not being able to finish games like most of us guys can’t finish with girls.
For real though, the Bruins inability to finish on the ice has been the root of much frustration among Boston fans. In game 2, they blew a 3-1 lead in the third period and ended up losing 4-3 in OT. Which leads to the problem that for some God forsaken reason the Bruins love just sitting back and playing defense instead of continuing to attack offensively and bury the other team with another goal. Fine, whatever it happens.
Then entering game 3 the Bruins got key pieces back on the ice like Acciari and Krejci so supposedly all is good. Then the Bruins got off to an extremely slow start and roles switched and the Bruins found themselves trailing by 3 late. In typical Boston sports fashion, they came back dramatically to tie the game at 3 with goals from Acciari, Backes and Pasta. With all the momentum on their side being at home they f*ckin lose 4-3 in OT…… AGAIN!
Even after back-to-back loses they only trail the series 2-1 with a pivotal game 4 upcoming at home in the GAHDEN on April 19th. If the Bruins can find a way to close out games late then I would like to think they will be alright and win the series. But then again, this is the optimistic Boston fan side of me saying these things.