Bruins Falter In Season Opener Against Capitals
Cue the R.E.M. song. The Boston Bruins lost last night in the first game of the 2009 NHL season and its time to start panicking. Alright, I may be overeacting just a little bit here but the Bruins did produce a clunker in last nights 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals at the TD Banknorth Garden.
Unfortunately for B’s fans, there’s no cash for clunkers program that allows us to trade in a bad performance for a better result (or cash). Heading into this 2009-2010 season, the Bruins have lofty goals and expectation and on Thursday night they disappointed.
Two-time defending NHL Most Valuable Player Alexander Ovechikin dazzled in his season debut with two goals and an assist as opposing net-minder Jose Theodore stopped a meager 19 shots from Boston in route to the easy victory. Patrice Bergeron added the lone goal for the B’s in the third period on a nifty break-away move. Defending Vezina Trophy winner, Tim Thomas, made 30 saves while giving up four goals.
The Black N’ Gold host the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday in the second game of their five-game home stand.