The skates have been laced, the sticks are taped, the ice cleaned, and the 2015-16 Bruins regular season is underway. To open the season, the Bruins began their homestand against Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets. So sans Dougie, sans Lucic, and sans Merlot, how'd the new-look, unproven, Chara-less Bruins crew do? Well, uhm... You might want to sit down.
After peppering Ondrej Pavelec for much of the period, David Pastrnak makes a stick check and goes behind the net, with a Czech to Czech pass. Who would score the first goal of the year?
After the injury-laden year he had in 2014-15, could it really have been anyone else?
Right before the end of the period, Winnipeg Jet Alexander Burmistrov makes a shitty play and elbow/shoulders Patrice Bergeron in the head. It looked bad in real-time and in the replay.
You know you done fucked up when you make Patrice Bergeron angry enough to come after you.
After some opportunities not cashed in by the Bruins & Jets alike, Mark Scheifele (shy-flea) wrists a one-timer by Tuukka Rask to tie the game 1-1.
Shades of 2014-15, the Bruins continue their sloppy 2nd period ways. Here, Matt Irwin Kaberles an egg and Blake Wheeler makes them pay.
And so the Bruins defense slowly turns into what we all feared.
The Bruins head into the locker room after 40 minutes down 2-1. But oh no we ain't finished.
Spirits were down until OH YEAH WE HAVE DAVID PASTRNAK.
Seems like shooting is still one of his strong suits…
And then spirits were back down again when Chris Thorburn scored on a breakaway.
And plummeted when Nic Petan allegedly scored his first NHL goal off of Krug's skate to put the Bruins down 5-2.
Just to add salt to the wounds, Boston for some reason pulled their goaltender, and bad guy Alexander Burmistrov throws one off glass before it rolls 180 feet into the Bruins' empty net. But you've suffered enough. Take this loss and rest up. The Canadiens come to town on Saturday.