The Bruins had an important schedule this week and they played just as I expected. Going into the week, Boston was in fourth place with 21 points, behind the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Following the regular season and postseason, baseball continues its never-ending journey through its seasons, with the next stop being “award season,” which is one small part of the offseason. It’s the shortest of the seasons, but by no means is it dull or boring, as all major awards are announced in the weeks after the World Series.
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Now that the calendar has flipped to November, it’s back to work for the Red Sox. While it has only been a little while since they won the World Series, there is work to be done. As shown in the disappointing years after Boston’s last two championships, 2005 and 2008, it is important not to forget about “the next season.”
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What do you value when it comes to teamwork and being part of a team? Sox skipper John Farrell discussed this concept with the media, and when talking about the type of people the Red Sox looked for prior to this season, he said they strongly considered “how they respected the name on the front of the jersey more than the name on the back.”
After a disappointing week two weeks ago, the Bruins bounced back to score five of the possible six points last week. However, the week didn’t get off to the best start. They had a 2-1 lead with three minutes to go against the Dallas Stars, but after a bad penalty by Dennis Seidenberg, the Stars tied it on a penalty shot. Eventually, after a scoreless overtime, the Bruins lost in a shootout with Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley scoring, the two guys who were traded away last season, giving the Stars a 3-2 win. However, the Bruins did get a point out of it because the game went to overtime.
To summarize the Bruins’ previous week, it was a disaster. In three games the boys in black and yellow went 1-2-0, with bad losses to the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Islanders. They were able to pull out an impressive win over the Anaheim Ducks, but that was overshadowed by the two losses that dropped the team to 8-5-0, moving the Bruins from second to fourth place in the division. Wednesday, while everybody was watching the Red sox win the World Series, the Bruins lost their game to the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2. Patrice Bergeron and former Penguin Jarome Iginla each scored their third goals of the season, but it was not enough.