BOSTON — The Bruins can look at their Tuesday night shootout loss to the New York Rangers in one of two ways.
The first way they can look at it is a more pessimistic way. Sure they came back and got the point, but had they played a little bit better, they would likely have come away with two points and a regulation win. The first 42:07 was filled with sloppy and unenthused play that left the Bruins in that seemingly insurmountable three-goal hole.
The second way they can look at it is to take the positives out of it. The Bruins scratched and clawed their way back into the hockey game, and scored three goals in the game’s final 11 minutes to earn a point. That came with hope seemingly all but lost, trailing Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers 3-0 just 2:07 into the third period.
The real takeaway from Tuesday night, though, probably lies somewhere in between. The Bruins can’t wait all night to get invested and get things going; they know that better than anyone. But on the other hand, t...