Loui Eriksson wanted a different result than last night’s 3-2 shootout loss to his former team. All things considered, however, it was a good first step back.
Eriksson, who missed five games after suffering a concussion on an elbow to the head by Buffalo’s John Scott, took a regular shift last night with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, seeing time on both the power-play and penalty-killing units. He took four shots, three that were on net, in 20:17 of ice time.
“I felt good,” said Eriksson, adding there was no hesitancy in his game. “The head felt all right, and I got some hits out there from them . . . so that’s positive.”
His timing and touch were a little off, as expected. Early in the game, he elected to pass on a good scoring opportunity and was credited with both a takeaway and a giveaway.
“It felt all right,” he shrugged. “I thought we played really good the first 10, the whole team, and after that, we were putting ourselves in trouble and doing several poor plays out th