By Rachel Brooks
Contributor | Telegraph Local
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Ohio fans were disappointed yesterday when the Bruins lost to the Blackhawks in a 4-3 final OT. It was a close win with Blackhawks scoring a single point higher for the win. Citing Second City Hockey, this was the end of a Bruins winning streak.
It all came down to Jonathan Toews. The Blackhawks’ player scored 54 seconds into overtime.
The Bruins will, however, have a chance to redeem themselves in the eyes of their fans. Tomorrow, Bruins play Avalanche.
Still, it may not be as easy as it seems for the Bruins to win back their own fans in tomorrow’s game. Citing Yahoo, disgruntled Bruins fans allegedly dumped garbage onto the ice in the wake of their failure to win last night’s game.
This was something that hockey fans are seriously encouraged not to do. Objects on the ice can result in serious injuries for the players. The fact that the Bruins fans did this would highlight how deep their dissatisfaction was with the game loss after a long streak of wins. This game was the first loss for the team since November 16.
Bruins fans may have reacted so viciously to the Blackhawk wins because of the infamous Blackhawk 2013 Stanley Cup steal.
Even as Bruins fans reacted with a something less than sporting, the Blackhawk’s fans celebrated with a domestic cheer. Blackhawks team players’ mothers were present for the game, traveling with the team. They were overjoyed by the 11th hour win the team secured.
Just because the Bruins lost the game yesterday doesn’t mean they didn’t play a close one. They rallied in the 3rd quarter, citing Stanley Cup of Chowder_SB Nation. This moment was called a remarkable rally. It was impressive, and part of a winning strategy run for the Bruins this season. Yet, this play was not enough to push them to win this game.
What did the fans truly make of this game? The upsides the B-Sides and all?
It wasn’t a bad game. That’s the thing that Bruins fans need to take away from it. The game was well played by both sides. Then, citing NESN, the Blackhawks made an epic comeback at the last possible opportunity.
Even though the game was not badly played per, it wasn’t the most powerful performance the Bruins put out either. Head coach Bruce Cassidy is disappointed by the results_as well he should be.
The Bruins are scheduled to play the Blackhawks again in February 2020 citing United Center. What will a follow-up faceoff look like after a game that was a bit lax in the first two-quarters of the game? Will the Bruins hang on by their teeth to every power play they can muster this time?
One thing is for certain. The Bruins must take inventory of all that went wrong in this situation. The idea now is not to get sloppy in the games’ first half. Following the vibe of this recent loss, the Bruins are slated for an epic comeback. Watch and see tomorrow.