After locking down two preseason wins on Monday and Tuesday, against Montreal and Washington respectively, the Bruins looked to make it a hat trick to close out the week against newest sure to be conference rival Detroit Red Wings. Sadly, the black and gold couldn’t get it done and struggled across the board losing 8-2.
Making their preseason debuts, captain Zdeno Chara and forward Gregory Campbell, were a welcomed sight. Campbell especially after his now infamous playoff injury during the Pittsburgh series last year was a player to watch.
The goalie situation in Boston has proven shaky with Tuukka Rask manning the starter position, filtering through the rest of the goaltending prospects is now the name of the game. It was 19-year-old Malcom Subban that got the full 60-minute nod and struggled against a hot Detroit team with young and talented prospects. With fans giving him a public lashing and cheering when he stopped a shot in the final minutes of the game, he did make quite a few good saves throughout the duration. Placing blame on himself, Subban has his team to thank for ultimately hanging him out to dry.Video f&#8211;IqFTE8PY not found
Both Campbell and defenseman Matt Bartkowski who notched two assists on the night acknowledged that fact post game, taking responsibility for the final score.
Now is the time to work out the kinks, after all that’s exactly what preseason is about. The Bruins will look for a different outcome when they hit the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit on Saturday.YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available