Boston looked great after jumping out to an early 3-0 lead against the Washington Capitals. Goals from Brad Marchand, Dougie Hamilton, and Zdeno Chara had the Bruins fling high in the first period. However things would not go as easy as planned against the Capitals team which handed Boston an early exit from the playoffs last season.
Boston's Tuukka Rask would give up three straight unanswered goals to Washington which sent the game into overtime. Eric Fehr would score the game winning goal for the Capitals early in the overtime period. The Bruins have now lost two straight games as they gave up a 3-2 lead to lose to the rival Canadiens on Sunday March 3th.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien was not happy with the Bruins effort against Washington. "You can't expect to win a hockey game if you're not going to play three periods," Claude Julien said. "The team we played tonight was a desperate team. They came out with a vengeance in the second period and we didn't respond well." The Bruins are hitting the dog days of March where they play no less than every other day for the rest of the month due to the lockout shortened schedule. Losing two straight games in come-from-ahead fashion has certainly raised the eyebrow of concern in Boston Bruins nation. The Bruins have one day off, then play host to the Toronto Maple Leaves on Thursday March 7th. They then play three games in four nights against the Flyers, Senators, and Penguins. With four games in the next six days coming up, the Bruins must quickly turn around this recent losing streak and get back to playing their style of hockey before they fall down the standings faster than a Montreal Canadien taking a dive.
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