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Offense was nowhere to be found on Sunday.

Boston Bruins v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Happy Monday, folks! We’re heading into the last week in April, which is a wild thing to comprehend.

Seems like just yesterday it was March...of 2020.

The Bruins dropped their second game in a row yesterday, falling to the Penguins, 1-0.

It was the kind of close game that you’d expect between two playoff-caliber teams. The Penguins carried play for stretches earlier in the game, with the Bruins having occasional flashes of push-back.

Still, per Natural Stat Trick, the Bruins only had 13 scoring chances in the game; to make matters worse, they only had two high-danger chances (both of those stats were in all situations).

The Penguins had 30 scoring chances and 11 high-danger chances. Yikes!

A bright spot: Jeremy Swayman, who deserved a better result. The rookie made 28 saves in the loss.

With the Rangers beating Buffalo later on Sunday, the Bruins’ cushion on the East Division shrunk to four points, with the Bruins still having two games in hand.

It’s getting tight!

What’s on track for the week?

Today’s highlight

How about some better Penguins highlights? Probably should have been a hooking penalty on Jagr.

Today’s discussion topic

How concerned are you about the lack of offense?