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Bruins Wrap: Boston Finally Pays Price For Playing With Lack Of Urgency

Posted On: Dec 8, 2019   |   Posted By: NESN

Quite a few teams this season have learned the hard way that a lead against the Boston Bruins isn't always safe.
The Bruins erased a two-goal lead Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks. They did the same thing a couple weeks ago against the Minnesota Wild. The list goes on. But wouldn't you know it, when faced with a team that is at their level, the Bruins were unable to pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat Saturday night at TD Garden.
Down 3-1 entering the third period, Boston conceded the only goal of the frame, falling 4-1 for the first home regulation loss of the season. It should come as little surprise that it was a team like the Avalanche that taught the Bruins the lesson that if they cruise for much of the game, flipping a switch late isn't going to just flip their fortune.
“I think Colorado is an excellent hockey team, full value for the win,” Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said after the game, via a team-provided transcript. “Snapped pucks around, played to their strength, a lot of pace,...

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