March 13th, 2013 by

Bruins let two goal lead slip away against Pittsburgh

Bruins let two goal lead slip away against Pittsburgh

The Bruins marched into Pittsburgh hung two goals in the first period on Marc-Andre Fleury and then they may have thought the game would be over. The Black and Gold curled into their defensive selves and never pressured in the offensive zone essentially for the rest of the night only compiling 16 total shots- a season low. There was a total defensive lapse in the final minutes of the third where the Penguins scored three unanswered goals to stun the B’s 3-2 on a night where Anton Khudobin (31 saves) played very well.

The B’s got off to a fast start in the first as Zdeno Chara lit the lamp on the power-play to give the B’s an early 1-0 lead. Later on in the first period, Tyler Seguin found the score sheet once again as he roofed one past Fleury to give the B’s a 2-0 lead on a tough back-to-back stretch. All was good in the world…until the final minutes of the third period.

The Penguins scored three unanswered goals as Chris Kunitz scored his 18th of the year while Brandon Sutter scored a pair including the game-winner with 2:03 remaining in the final frame on a questionable decision by Dennis Seidenberg who played a terrific game otherwise with seven blocked shots and four hits, but will be remembered for that one game-changing giveaway.

It was an uncharacteristic final few minutes for the B’s as they watched another two-goal lead go by the wayside. It would have been a nice statement win on the road against a very worthy opponent. Instead of sneaking away with two points as it looked early on, the B’s left Pittsburgh with zero points. On a night where Sidney Crosby did not even find his name on the stat sheet for any points and with no Evgeni Malkin, the B’s coughed up a two-goal lead and they are now flying back to Boston with a bitter taste in their mouths.

The Black and Gold will look to regroup as they travel home to face the Florida Panthers Thursday night at the TD Garden.

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