BOSTON — At the start of their rebuild, the Ottawa Senators would certainly not remain unbeaten in regulation time forever.
After an impressive victory at Toronto on Saturday night, the men of Guy Boucher have been reduced to the order by the Boston Bruins in which the first trio, led by Patrice Bergeron, was just too strong on Monday afternoon at TD Garden.
A hat-trick and a pass from veteran centre québécois, his second in his career against Ottawa, and a doubling of his winger David Pastrnak, have allowed the Bostonnais to double up the Senators 6-3 in front of a sellout crowd of 17, 565 fans.
Thus, they have turned to a nightmare the first output as the starting goalkeeper Mike Condon in this amphitheatre, where he encouraged the local team growing up.
This one has been shaky at times, and he has also been unlucky on a few occasions while two goals were the result of deviations, including the third of Bergeron on a shot of setbacks that has changed direction by touching his teammate Cody Ceci, who has experienced a difficult match.
Even Bergeron had given the tone after 30 seconds by jumping on a back of launch of Pastrnak, who cut to the net and cut the lace holding the leg right at the base of Condon.
“It was an evening of difficult, pretty much everything that could go wrong did. It was difficult to find the washer, there has been a lot of deviations, and the broken lace on the first goal in starting, it gives a good morning weird. I’ll look at the video and the flusher then to move on to something else, ” said Condon, after the fact, whose only previous start in Boston was during a winter Classic at Gillette Stadium when he was with the Canadian.
“It is a pity that it happens in front of several relatives and friends, but they are there for me as much when it’s going well as far as when it goes wrong,” added the american goalie who has allocated five goals on 29 shots, the last goal being scored in a empty net.
Chris Wagner has managed the other goal for the Bruins, their third on a deviation where Condon has badly reacts, trying to capture the disk, leaping with his mitten without placing his leg to make the stop.
It occurred during a second period dominated by the visitors, who have seen Ryan Dzingel from two goals over the course of the engagement, before and after the net of Wagner.
Bobby Ryan has managed the other goal for the visitors late in the game, diverting a shot by Dylan DeMelo, who has collected two assists in this match after he scored Saturday in Toronto.
Tuukka Rask made 28 stops in net for the Bruins, in addition to getting help from his posts, while Duchene has met twice and DeMelo.
“The message of the Guy (Boucher) was good after the game,” noted the defender Mark Borowiecki. We are all cursed because we know that we can beat this club. We have done good things, but we played a little bit of bad luck. It’s going to occasionally happen in professional sport… Damage to Condon, you can’t blame him for that. I missed a chance to clear on a goal, the puck was bouncing. He has made big stops also, and there were a couple of other misfortunes. You can’t blame him, our guards are going to be there to cover our mistakes all year, we know that. “
After this first loss in regulation time this season, the Senators (1-1-1) are back to the house. They will receive the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night at the Centre Canadian Tire.
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Too many chances missed
Guy Boucher has yet liked what he saw of the Senators in their first loss in regulation time of the young season.
But at the same time, the head coach of the Senators was found in the first three matches that his team’s defensive struggles to contain the big guns of the opposing, the trio of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand are sharing a harvest of 11 points in Monday’s gain of 6-3 Bruins. “It is sad, we have been unlucky on two goals, redirects. At the other end, it was the opposite, it has two poles and a horizontal bar, and missing an open net during a five-on-three (in the third period, when it was 4-2). We have had plenty of chances to score more goals, which is good news for us. It’s funny, if you know hockey, you realize that we played better in this match than the last, and this is the precedent that we won. But there are a lot of positives in these two games”, he commented.
“On the other side, as we have said from the start, which is going to be difficult for us, it’s going to be defending himself against the best three opponent. In this game, their first trio has five goals. The first game against Chicago, it was Patrick Kane, who has made all the difference. It’s going to be difficult and we will have to ensure that our boys grow up fast to deal with these guys”, he added.
Boucher has obviously liked the performance of Ryan Dzingel, who managed a brace while he was doubtful for this match, having suffered a minor injury in training the day before. The latter was in treatment after the match. “He showed a lot of character, it is not parade, it was played with enthusiasm and it has had an impact,” noted Boucher.