For the second time in as many games, the Boston Bruins came away with just a single point on Thursday night. Torey Krug scored a goal on the five-on-three powerplay to force overtime, but the Islanders claimed a 3-2 victory in the shootout at TD Garden. It was Boston’s seventh loss in their last eight outings and their second straight extra-time defeat. The Bruins locker room provided somber audio following the loss.
“I mentioned earlier we can fallback a lot with winning, but I think we gotta really learn to hate to lose a little bit more, because the more you hate to lose the more you don’t accept these outcomes and you don’t expect the way that you are playing,” a somber Krug told reporters after the loss.
“It starts with our leaders and it’s a trickle-down effect and, you know, our depth players. Everyone has a big role on this team so let’s get back to it,” Krug continued. The Bruins’ other goal came from Anders Bjork just moments into the contest. Unfortunately, it was another night where those depth scorers didn’t step up and get the big goal to extend the lead.
The Bruins will have their next chance to get out of it Saturday night when they host the Nashville Predators at TD Garden.