So much of goaltending is based on confidence. It seems like everything the Bruins have done this season has been aimed at tearing down Svedberg’s pride.
Milan Lucic has made it tough on Boston by not meeting expectations.
For David Krejci to have any reason to return to the lineup, the healthy Bruins are going to have to step up.
There have been so many nights when most of the Bruins have skated as though their shorts were on fire and center Patrice Bergeron looked like a brave firefighter running into danger to extinguish the flames.
Like defenseman Adam McQuaid and forward Seth Griffith before him during this uneven Bruins season, goaltender Malcolm Subban was put in a position to fail Friday night in St. Louis.
If the Bruins’ goal as an organization is to just make the postseason, Peter Chiarelli doesn’t need to go too crazy before the trade deadline.
The Bruins can’t afford to keep playing at an “8” when Julien needs them at a “10.”
Niklas Svedberg did nothing to calm their fears that Tuukka Rask might have to play every game for the rest of the season on Tuesday.
Maybe the Bruins are saving up all their determination and venom for the inevitable playoff showdown with the Montreal Canadiens.
The bigger challenge for Julien now will be to decide if Kelly-Soderberg-Eriksson will be a permanent line.