BOSTON (CBS) – The league-leading Boston Bruins are without question the hottest team in hockey with a 8-1-1- record in their last 10 games, but perhaps no team has given them as much trouble this season than the Detroit Red Wings.
The B’s traveled to the Motor City Wednesday night looking to avenge a 6-1 drubbing at the hands of the Wings in late November, but one disallowed goal and a few third period lapses later the Bruins were handed their first road loss since March 1, and their first road loss in regulation since January 9.
With the loss, Boston fell to 1-3 against Detroit on the season.
Adam Jones was on the air following the game to talk to Dave Goucher and Bob Beers of the Bruins Radio Network about the loss, as well as a look toward the future with six games to go before the start of the postseason.
Stop me when you’ve heard this before (Chicago, Montreal), but the speed of Detroit proved problematic for the Bruins once again — still an improvement though since their last meeting.
“Their speed, to a large extent, sometimes the Bruins have trouble with that. I got to be honest though, it was night and day from their last meeting back in November. It’s been four and a half months. The Bruins are a much different team now, and so are the Red Wings with all their injuries. The Bruins tonight were beaten by a hot goaltender. Jimmy Howard was really good,” said Goucher.
“A hot goaltender and a hot goal scorer. You’ve got to love the UMaine guys though,” Beers added in reference to former Black Bears stars Jimmy Howard and Gustav Nyquist, who has 12 goals in his last 10 games.
Listen below for the full postgame recap: