The Boston Bruins Face an Ugly Loss Versus Washington Capitals

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By Jules Mazzolini

The Boston Bruins faced the Washington Capitals on Saturday, which ended in a tense loss for Boston. The Bruins are having yet another successful season with just 11 losses halfway through February. They currently hold the top spot in the Atlantic Division, with the Panthers following closely behind.

The Bruins played the Capitals after a big win against a top seed in the West, the
Canucks, but couldn’t bring the power to one of the lowest seeds in the East. Defenseman
Matt Grzelcyk didn’t help the Bruins cause. Late into the first period, Grzelcyk was
called for spearing below the belt. He is now facing a fine for $50,000 implemented by
the National Hockey League, or NHL.

Despite the loss, the Bruins have many steps they can take to improve in the coming
weeks. The NHL trade deadline is March 8, giving the Bruins a chance to add some grit
to their roster. After the loss to the Capitals, Jim Montgomery was speechless as to what
the issues were for the Bruins that night. “We’re not going to accept it,” he said. Montgomery felt the Capitals were more physical and demanding on the ice than the
Bruins.

The Bruins are looking to add some physicality to their roster in order to succeed in the
playoffs. The Bruins host a top seed in the East, the Tampa Bay Lightning, this Tuesday,
Feb. 13.