By: Mike Grinnell
The Bruins fell to Oilers Wednesday night, ending their 5 game win streak by a score of 3-2. Tuukka Rask led the way for the Bruins, stopping 34 shots and making a highlight real save in the second period on Oilers forward Jordan Eberle, after making the first save on Taylor Hall.
It was Eberle who had the last laugh, beating Rask, for the only goal of the shootout, to give the Oilers the 3-2 victory over the Bruins.
“I know it’s a shootout, but any time you put the puck in the net, it’s great. I had a couple of great chances,” Eberle told reporters after the game. “I still can’t believe he saved that one, it just nicked his glove.”
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The Bruins got both their goals on Wednesday night from the back end. Torey Krug put the Bruins on the board at 18:27, on a shot from the point that defelcted off of Oilers defensemen Andrej Sekera. Zdeno Chara also tied the game up for the Bruins, scoring with just 3:21 remaining in the game, to tie the game at 2.
After a scoreless 3 v 3 overtime, the game went to a shootout, where Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and David Krejci were all denied by Anders Nilsson. Jordan Eberle scored the only goal of the shootout, in the second round.
Though the Bruins left with one point, it seems most were disappointed at the loss to a far less superior team.
“We certainly need to work hard, winning more battles and races, and it just wasn’t good enough.” Captain Zdeno Chara told reporters after Wednesday night’s loss. “We got a point out of it, but I think we have to realize that if we keep playing like this, it’s just a matter of time before we’re going to burn ourselves.”
The Bruins are off until Friday, where they will face Dougie Hamilton and the Calgary Flames in Alberta. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:00PM and you can hear that game right here on ESPN New Hampshire, coverage beginning with the Bruins Pregame Show starting at 8:00 PM.