The Panthers jumped out to the lead in the first period, but surrendered four unanswered goals.
It could’ve been worse for the Panthers. Forward Jussi Jokinen was on the receiving end of a high, late hit from Ottawa blue liner Jared Cowen in the second period. Jokinen remained down on the ice, but did stay in the game.
Cowen was handed a minor penalty for interference. He fought Shawn Thornton two seconds after stepping out of the box.
The Boston Bruins, losers of six in a row, will not have David Krejci for their Sunday tilt against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Krejci left Friday’s loss against the St. Louis Blues during the second period and did not return. The extent of his injury isn’t exactly known right now, with the Bruins on the road. But head coach Claude Julien confirmed the 28-year-old center will not be in the lineup.
Subban was pulled in his NHL debut Friday, after allowing three goals on just six shots. The former first-round pick was critical of his play afterward.
“It’s not the game I wanted it to be for the team,” said Subban, as per CSNNE.com. “Obviously I need to look at the game, and the stuff I did wrong. I was way too deep on all three goals regardless of how they went in – tip, screen, knuckle-puck, whatever – I’ve got to challenge more. If it was the AHL I would have been out more, and maybe those don’t go in.”
“Whether it’s nerves or whatever it is, there are no excuses. You’ve got to stop the puck. I was way too deep on all three goals, and I didn’t give myself a chance to make the saves.”
Things are going from bad to worse for the Boston Bruins. They lost big in St. Louis on Friday, and that isn’t just reserved to the scoreboard.
Forward David Krejci left the game early in the second period and did not return due to an undisclosed injury. And while the Bruins allowed only 15 shots on goal, they lost by a final score of 5-1 after a disastrous second period.
The Bruins entered the game with a one-point lead on the Florida Panthers for the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. But they’ve now lost six consecutive games — managing single points in two of those — as this five-game road trip through the Western Conference continues.
The Bruins are in Chicago to face the Blackhawks on Sunday.