Not only have the Bruins lost four of their last give games, they’ve made nearly a nightly habit of falling behind three goals.
That doesn’t sit well with general manager Peter Chiarelli, who tonight admitted that even though he made the Matt Hunwick trade mostly for salary-cap reasons he could’ve easily needed to make a move to change this team’s fortunes.
Here’s what Chiarelli had to say about what’s gone on between the boards over the last 10 days.
“I have been disappointed. It’s hard enough winning when you don’t score the first goal, but when you’re spotting a team two or three goals, you’re playing a different game. And momentum is so big in this game. I’ve been disappointed. We have to figure out what is going on, whether it’s from a personnel perspective or otherwise, and we’re going to continue to do that.
“When we play the way we’re capable of playing, it’s actually a very good game and it’s a type of game that we’d envisioned for this team. We’re faster. We’re not ultra-quick, but we work for our speed and part of that is our system. And when we stray off of that, it falls apart. But from the same token, we have to get better specialty teams and we have to execute better. It’s part of the process and we will continue to try to figure it out and do better.”