David Krejci, Bruins: After Kaspars Daugavins’ bizarre failed penalty shot attempt against Tuukka Rask, Krejci ended it, beating Robin Lehner high to the trapper for the finishing touch on the Bruins victory.
The final five minutes of regulation. It wasn’t a case of either team wanting to win, it was a matter of both teams playing not to lose the guaranteed point for sending the game to extra time. The fact neither team was willing to take a chance in the dying minutes took away from what had been an entertaining back and forth contest
WHY THEY LOST:
Yes, it was decided in a shootout, but the Senators had a chance to bury the Bruins early, but couldn’t bury them. The Bruins battled their way back from an early 2-0 deficit to pick up the two points. It’s another point for the Senators, but they blew a chance to put it away before extra time.
THE GLASS IS HALF EMPTY?:
The NHL’s arcane rule giving players who start a fight while wearing a half-visor a 10-minute misconduct cost the Senators yet again. When Patrick Wiercioch dropped his gloves, answering to Adam McQuaid for his hit from behind on Chris Neil, he received 19 minutes in penalties -- 12 of them solely because he was wearing eye protection. It’s the same set of rules which resulted in Chris Phillips losing 19 minutes of ice time in the Senators 3-2 win over the New York Rangers Friday. Time to update the rulebook, NHL.
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