Bruins increase losing streak after 4-1 loss to Kraken

Photo courtesy of MGN

Photo courtesy of MGN

By: Mackenzie Bruno 

The Bruins extended their shaky stretch this season after losing to the Seattle Kraken on Thursday, 4 -1. Boston is now on a three-game losing streak, dropping games against the Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning, and most recently the Seattle Kraken.  

All the Bruins losses have come at home leaving Boston fans and the team itself less than enthused about the bend they are on.  

“We’re not getting the results right now,” said Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery after the loss to Seattle.  

Boston did hold the best record in the NHL at one point this season, but the title has since been passed to the Vancouver Canucks at 37-12 with 80 total points. The matchup on Thursday started off promising as right winger David Pastrňák scored just five minutes into the game off his rebounded shot on Kraken goalie Joey Daccord.  

Things began to go south for the Bruins with 10:49 in the first period as a high-stick penalty was called on Boston leading Kraken right winger Jordan Eberle to tie the game after several attempts firing at Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman. 

Multiple mishaps by Boston such as hitting the goal post twice and left winger James van Riemsdyk missing an open net allowed the Kraken to capitalize.  

A 3-on-1 against the Bruins was converted into a score as Seattle’s center Matty Beniers tallied his second assist of the night for an Eeli Tolvanen finish. Beniers went on to beat Swayman to extend the lead for the Kraken to two. 

The icing on the cake for Seattle came with 1:30 seconds left to play after a 6-on-5 advantage for the Kraken due to another Bruins penalty created a scoring opportunity for forward Jared McCann.  

The Bruins have lost four of their last five games and now sit at second in the NHL’s Atlantic Division behind the Florida Panthers. Boston takes on the LA Kings at home tomorrow at 12:30 PM in hopes of getting back in the win column.