BOSTON — His entire uniform still completely draping his 6-foot-5 frame, Boston Bruins rookie Blake Wheeler faced the music after his club blew a two-goal lead to the St. Louis Blues with less than 90 seconds to play at TD Banknorth Garden and fell, 5-4, today.
The left winger, who started his first game on Marc Savard’s line on a high note with an assist on a Chuck Kobasew goal just 4:26 into the contest, was still beating himself up over two mistakes he felt cost the Bruins the game.
With less than a minute to play in the third, the Bruins were protecting a one-goal lead when Wheeler missed the Blues’ empty net from just across the red line. David Krejci then had his second-chance attempt blocked by Blues blueliner Barrett Jackman. (more…)