With the lockout-shortened season winding down and playoff races heating up, the condensed schedule is beginning to take its toll on the Boston Bruins and Winnipeg Jets.
Neither team will be getting much of a break anytime soon, either.
Boston looks to avoid a third consecutive road loss Tuesday night by earning a third straight win over Winnipeg, which begins a four-game homestand.
The Bruins and Jets capped stretches of playing three games in four days with losses Sunday, as both teams cited fatigue.
Boston (19-5-3) had won five of six before falling 2-1 at Pittsburgh. The Bruins outshot the Eastern Conference-leading Penguins 32-18, but couldn't muster more than Tyler Seguin's first-period goal.
"I'm not disappointed in our effort," coach Claude Julien said. "It's our third game in four days. I thought we competed hard, I thought we had a chance to win."
Boston is one point behind rival Montreal for the Northeast Division lead and just three behind Pittsburgh, but it has a ...