Bruins Fall to Lightning 3-1

“We weren’t at our best and didn’t deserve to win. I think the outcome just as it should be.”

David Pastrnak’s comments on the Bruins lackluster performance Wednesday night hit the nail
on the head. The closest Boston got to leading was the 1-1 tie set up by Danton Heinen in the
first period. Following the lone Bruins goal, the lack of intensity and effort in Boston’s defense
was evident.

Just before the thirteen minute mark in the second period, Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point came
around the back of the net for his 42nd goal of the season. With just 26 seconds left in the third
period Nikita Kucherov scored his 42nd on an empty net goal, sealing the win for Tampa Bay.

With Wednesday night’s game being the second in a back-to-back Florida road trip, it’s
understandable that the Bruins might slip up. Especially after beating Atlantic division rivals, the
Florida Panthers. Despite now being at the top of their division, the Bruins are still slipping on

Just three days prior, head coach Jim Montgomery, had some very choice words for the Bruins
during practice, stating, “I don’t think our team is ready yet for playoffs.” Even after beating the
Panthers, Montgomery’s own words may still be lingering.

The Bruins battle the Washington Capitals at 7 p.m. on March 30.