Bruins fall into the hands of Rangers in Black Friday matinee

November 26, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Rangers right wing Julien Gauthier (15) reacts after Artemi Panarin’s goal (10) on the left in Tuesday’s game against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Required Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA Sports TODAY

A tie in the third half turned an unwinnable game into a loss for the Bruins on Friday afternoon, as Rangers scored four unanswered goals to knock the Bruins down 5-2 in the final at TD Garden.

Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said after the loss. “You have to play hockey winning at the right time.”

Deadlocked at 2-2 over 40 minutes, New York took the lead as Artemi Panarin’s 3v2 finish sent Derek Forbort swimming on his hands and knees while Panarin beat Brandon Carlo to take the side. in. Meanwhile, Boston forecasters were beaten one step behind the 50-foot play.

For the first time in all day, Rangers refused to take the lead, and actually doubled it when Jakub Zboril couldn’t keep his strength in the offensive area and left Rangers in a two-on-one position otherwise. .

The road to that 5-2 loss was not easy to swallow for the Bruins.

On attack from the moment the ball dropped, the Bruins hit Rangers’ Igor Shesterkin with 17 shots in the early stages of the action, and broke through for their first goal of the afternoon when Craig Smith jumped a the ball was beaten by the New York defender. Jacob Trouba gave Boston a 1-0 lead at 14:46 of the period.

Smith’s second goal of the season, and his second in the past four games, with the 32-year-old winger scoring a total of four points since returning to the squad on the 20th. November.

But in a period that was all about Bruins, a final period that left Ryan Strome alone against Jeremy Swayman, and Strome didn’t miss a game-defining goal with 5.8 seconds remaining in the first 20 minutes.

Goal trade between Original Six opponents also continued in midfield, as Rangers combined Patrice Bergeron’s lead with Dryden Hunt’s rebounding strike to put Swayman under six minutes later.

And in the second frame that required more than a couple of lengthy stops from Swayman, the 23-year-old provided the paddle for the best of him of that era, denying Mika Zibanejad a return. a splash, Tim Thomas stopped around 2010-11 to keep things at 2-2.

Swayman finished with 26 saves late in the night, including a save from Chris Kreider as Kreider tried to score a goal against ‘Michigan’ behind Boston, but conceded his fourth loss of the season.

But this loss really isn’t about Swayman as much as the chaos in front of him. Even before the third period. In addition to the confusion that led to New York’s opener in this game, Hunt’s recovery goal came for the Bruins after a freeze and with a separate regional turnover to spark the Blueshirts’ entire streak.

It was just a day of making mistakes that this B team wasn’t built to withstand the plethora of new faces still working in the mix.

“It’s been another year for us,” Brad Marchand said after the loss. “We have to rebuild something. We knew it was going to be a process to build. We’re not interested in Game 17 or 18. It’s like building a house. We have to build the foundation.

“If we stop shooting ourselves in the foot, we’ll have a goddamn football team.”

The Bruins will return to action on Sunday night against the Canucks.

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