The Bruins recent drought in goals is nothing new this season for the boys in Black-and-Gold.
Up until the final minute of last night’s 2-1 loss, Boston had gone nearly seven playoff periods without hitting the back of the net. Akin to the regular season where the Bruins finished dead-last in the NHL with 2.39 goals-for per game, their anemic sniping-sticks have come out of hibernation once again.
Along with the recent riposte of struggles to light the lamp comes many excuses and finger pointing to why. Some people yelp in the direction of non-contributing players such as Michael Ryder and Blake Wheeler, while others pull the “injuries” excuse. Some even accost the Bruins’ management for not bringing in a goal-scorer on the NHL’s trade deadline.
The latter of excuses cannot be further from the true reason.