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The Bruins were up in Montreal and started off slow against the Canadiens. Montreal took a 1-0 lead in the second, but the Bruins answered back in the third with two goals of their own for the win.
Former Bruins defensman and current analyst for TSN Aaron Ward joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich to discuss the success of the Bruins this season and the struggles on the power play.
The Bruins had four power play chances and couldn’t capitalize during any of them, which isn’t really a surprise as the power play has been an issue the past few seasons. It seems that no matter what combination Claude Julien puts on the ice goals just don’t come. Why can’t they score with the man advantage?
With Zdeno Chara’s hard shot and all the talent the Bruins have up front Ward says that, “there’s no logical explanation for why they struggle so much.”
They went on to discuss the fact that Tyler Seguin scored his first non open net goal in Montreal. Seguin has stated that he’s struggling with the transition from playing overseas during the lockout. Is this just a poor excuse?
They also talked about the tremendous job that Tuukka Rask has been doing in net so far this season. Rask single-handedly keep the B’s in the game against Montreal making 20 saves while only giving up one goal. Where does Ward rank Rask against other goalies in the NHL.
Plus, has Ward heard anything about what Tim Thomas is planning to do come next season?