BOSTON - NOVEMBER 05: Paul Mara #22 of the Montreal Canadiens knocks the puck away from Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins on November 5, 2009 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Jesus Christ. How ******* awful are the Boston Bruins when have a lead in the third? Answer: Really ******* awful.
Little Lamb and the Capitals spoon feed the Bruins with an easy 3-0 lead and then the team decided to take the rest of the night off. Here's a picture of the team when they came out for the second period:
Capitals are third in the worst division in the NHL and the Bruins couldn't shut them down. Ugh. And does Ovechkin do anything but just hang at the offensive blue line? I think him hooking Marchand was the first time he's ever been seen in the defensive zone. He's the kid that would never play defense in pick up hockey.
But another late lead blown. Bruins are breaking down more in the third than my old car. Awful.
Bruins are 14-3-3 so there's no need to blow this team up or anything, but they gotta wake up. This doesn't bode well for the rest of the month when they have to play every other day if they're going to only put in a partial effort.
Rest of the recap after the jump...
- Brad Marchand for busting ass on the PK and earning a penalty shot. Then this goal.
Reminds us of our favorite short handed penalty shot goal by a Boston Bruin:
That five hole was so big Marchand's nose couldn't danced through. But seriously. Marchand is operating on a different plane of existence right now.
- Chara making it 2-0. Follows up his own shot that nailed Krejci and buries it.