The scoreboard at the end of Thursday night’s game said Colorado Avalanche 4, Boston Bruins 2.
If you watched the game rather than just reading a box score afterward, you know the Bruins scored more than two goals.
Twice the Bruins had goals disallowed en route to their first loss of the season. They return home after a 3-1-0 road trip with some frustration that they have to hope will turn into more production on their upcoming three-game homestand.
“The goalie interference, as it was explained to us, it was going to be egregious calls, that’s what the challenge was for. Didn’t look egregious to me but that’s what they called, that’s what they called,” Cassidy said.
So instead of talking about the Bruins’ second line coming to life after three slow games, and the Bruins being one of the last remaining undefeated teams in the NHL, the storyline is that the Bruins didn’t close out their road trip as strongly as they could have and they’ve scored nine goals in four games – almost all from the first line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Pastrnak, or with that line on the ice or from the power play.