BOSTON — The Bruins couldn’t solve San Jose goaltender Antti Niemi for all but 29 seconds of tonight’s game, and it cost them.
Benn Ferriero answered the Bruins’ rally from two goals down in the third period with the game-winning goal on a rebound with 11:12 remaining in regulation in a 4-2 Sharks win at TD Garden.
The Bruins have now allowed the first goal six times in eight outings.
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Ferriero, the Boston native, was just called up from the Worcester (AHL) farm club Thursday. This was his second NHL game of the season and the goal was his first of the year.
Milan Lucic and Tyler Seguin had scored goals 29 seconds apart early in the third to tie the game. Niemi finished with 37 saves.
“Right now, as you know, we’re not burying our opportunities,” said Bruins head coach Claude Julien. “Even if you score two goals, a lot of times, it’s not enough. I think that’s probably one of the biggest issues, and a couple of mental mistakes you see often in games – coverage and stuff like that – that ended up being costly. Defensively, we didn’t give them much, but when we did, there were some mistakes that were made that ended up costing us. At the other end, we had some open nets, we had some great chances, and right now, we’re not burying them, and that’s being ready to do that. It’s a challenge for us right now, and it’s frustrating because if you look at the whole game, it wasn’t a bad game from our part of it. We had lots of chances, and at the end of the night, we didn’t capitalize enough.”
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