At least the Boston Bruins got a point tonight, but their 4-3 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames might sting worse than the three more decisive losses that preceded it.
After all, it looked like Boston had finally put its recent slump behind it when Torey Krug put the Bruins up 3-0 at 0:50 of the second period.
Calgary slowly chipped away at their edge though with Jiri Hudler netting two goals for the Flames, including the game-tying goal with just 5:09 remaining the in third period. That led to T.J. Brodie ending the contest in the dying seconds of overtime with a very unusual marker:
To make matters worse, Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller suffered what might be a shoulder injury, per CSN New England’s Joe Haggerty.
“We’ll see what comes out. But it doesn’t look good,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said referring to Miller, according to the Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin.
With a 28-20-8 record, the Bruins have a four-point edge on Florida in the battle for the second Wild Card spot, but the Panthers have also played in one less contest. On top of that, Philadelphia has been rather effective lately and it’s just six points back of Boston.
That’s put the pressure on the Bruins to rebound in the second half of their Western Conference trip. After losing to Vancouver and now Calgary, they will face Edmonton on Wednesday, St. Louis on Friday, and Chicago on Sunday.