Bruins Notes: Boston Draws Comfort From Rangers OT Loss

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Marchand strikes for Bruins in OT

Boston — The game goes into overtime with a very small margin of victory. These days, the Boston Bruins are all too familiar with that.

On Saturday night, the Bruins faced the New York Rangers in overtime for the third straight game at TD Garden, but they were unable to find a winning formula and lost 2-1. The Bruins have now lost two of their previous three games in overtime.

Though the Bruins gave up a third-period lead and lost by a slim margin in the end, head coach Jim Montgomery was pleased with his team’s overall effort.

“When you’re up 1-0, you want to win, but when you consider the difficulties we had in the game, you can be really proud of our team and the desperate way we played,” Montgomery remarked. “We have injuries that have left us shorthanded, but a lot of people are really competing really well, and I think that resilience comes through in their play. Here, we’re creating some positive things, since many of us receive minutes that we otherwise wouldn’t have if we were well. Although there are many benefits to be gained from it, we ultimately want to receive the two points.

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The Bruins lacked firepower in a matchup between the two best teams in the Eastern Conference. Due to injuries, Charlie McAvoy and Pavel Zacha are still out for the Bruins, and David Pastrnak was not in the game during the third period because of a game misconduct penalty.

But despite three significant absences, the Bruins battled, at times going so far as to see Trent Frederic throw down the gauntlet with Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba in the second period, as they attempted to grind out a victory.

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Charlie Coyle remarked, “I like our effort.” “A few significant injuries, and many guys seemed to step up,” It’s encouraging to see the effort and the men assuming a little more accountability in light of the injuries and loss of your star player. Although it can be a difficult undertaking, I believe we handled it very successfully.

Brad Marchand, the captain of the Boston Bruins, mirrored Montgomery and Coyle’s opinions. Marchand is happy with the team’s performance, despite the fact that the team’s final results haven’t always been there during the last few games.

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Marchand remarked, “I think we’re starting to play a better overall game.” We’re beginning to compete in new arenas and improve in arenas that we’ve been chatting about. The group is undoubtedly impacted when some of its best players leave, especially if they are important players. It certainly hurts to have them out, but we still need to keep improving and I believe our game is improving.

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