Some nights the Bruins have been able to come away with the win regardless, but in the 4-2 loss against Carolina it wasn’t the case.
“We weren’t able to sneak away with one,” forward Tyler Seguin
said. “There’s been a few games where we haven’t been our best and have found a way to win, but last night it caught up to us.
"We got that feeling of losing a game, and it’s something we don’t want to have again.”
The Bruins don’t get that feeling often, but when they do, it’s not a good one.
“After the game, even while we were playing, it felt like a Stanley Cup loss,” Seguin said. “For the guys it’s really disheartening, and myself, I didn’t feel too proud of the outcome of the game. It was a nice wake up call.”
There’s a general consensus around the team that it’s not a lack of effort, but just a lack of execution.
The Bruins well-rounded, fine-tuned game that has helped achieve success throughout November and December is slowly creeping away, and is evident in the last two games.
But with the first half of the season nearly in the books, it’s time to focus on the second half.
“A lot of times we’re losing games, giving them goals by actions we’ve made – a lot of times we’re giving away plays," said Seguin. "If we stay sharp and stay consistent, we’ll have a good outcome.”---Anthony Gulizia