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Bruins ‘just made stupid mistakes’ in Game 3 loss to Habs

May 6, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT

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Tuesday’s playoff game between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens proved an interesting case study on the topic of momentum in a series.

Based on their roaring comeback to win Game 2, you’d think the Bruins would start to roll on their Original Six adversaries. Didn’t happen that way, as the series shifted back to Montreal. The Habs built up a 2-0 lead after the first period – P.K. Subban scored a beautiful breakaway goal seconds after his penalty expired – and led by three goals at one point.

The Bruins did their best to come back, like they had done in the first two games of this series, with Jarome Iginla making it a one-goal game with just over two minutes remaining in regulation. But time ran out on them in a 4-2 loss. The Canadiens now lead the series 2-1.

“I don’t think we played bad; we just made stupid mistakes,” said Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, as per Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.

Bruins head coach Claude Julien wasn’t particularly happy with his team’s start on the road.

“Our team wasn’t good enough at the start to give ourselves a chance here,” said Julien, as per Conor McKenna of TSN 690.

  1. c9castine - May 6, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    Dun dun dun.

    My gosh, the bruins are losing! not the big bad perfect bruins!

    every day is a new day. good series going on here.

  2. charlie24zz - May 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Crickets on this site…I love it!!!

    • bbgraf08 - May 7, 2014 at 10:12 AM

      Yeah, let’s ignore the other Bruins thread with 50 replies. Crickets!!

  3. valoisvipers - May 7, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    The Habs are proving once again that they are the Bruins Kryptonite. The Masters of the broken play, strike again.Winning ugly!

  4. titansbro - May 7, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Tip of the cap to the Habs. I hate it but right now they got the Bruins wayyyy off their game. I still think if the Bruins can figure it out & take the next game they win the series but it’s gotta be in the next game or not at all basically.

  5. terrier92 - May 7, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Bruins fan here . Gotta give it to Habs so far. Winning fair and square. Hope we get them in game 4

  6. theskinsman - May 7, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    If the Bruins continue to avoid at all costs putting hard checks on the faster habs, this series is over.

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