BOSTON (CBS) – The Bruins are .500 in their last ten games and added to that mediocrity tonight by losing at home 4-3 to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Adam Jones came on the air afterwards and gave his three best and three worst takeaways following the loss, in a segment we call “Plus/Minus.”
– The Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Reilly Smith line came ready to play and helped contribute two goals in the first period.
– After the Bruins were down 4-2, Gregory Campbell and “the energy line” cut the lead in half midway through the third.
– Shawn Thornton made his 2014 TD Garden debut and dropped the gloves against the Leafs’ Frazer McLaren after serving a 15-game suspension. Thornton was given a standing ovation as he skated over to the penalty box.
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– Tuukka Rask: the struggle continues for the 26-year-old goaltender, who gave up a pair of awful glove-side goals Tuesday night, with one of them coming on the power play.
– Special teams, more specifically the penalty kill. Two power play goals allowed tonight makes ten in the eight games since they lost Seidenberg for the season.
– The invisible third line: Loui Eriksson had just one shot on goal. Ryan Spooner also had just one shot, and won just one of five faceoffs. Carl Soderberg didn’t have a shot on goal, and his bad penalty led to the second Tyler Bozak goal.