The Bruins win streak is officially over at 8 games as they dropped a contest to the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in overtime last night at TD Garden. This was also the Bruins first loss at home this season after not losing in 8 previous tries. As a matter of fact, between the Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins, this was the first home loss for any of those teams in their respective seasons so far. Pretty remarkable trend that all these teams manage to play so well when they’re at home.
This game started off very poorly for the Bruins as they found themselves down 2-0 in the first period. Charlie McCavoy bobbled the puck on a Bruins power play and Chicago capitalized, taking the puck the other to score short handed, putting Chicago in the lead. The Bruins night only got worse as Chicago extended their lead on the power play later in the period with an easy tap in right in front of the net to make the score 2-0. This scoreline held all the way until the third period when things went from bad to worse for the Bruins, as Chicago was able to just 17 seconds into the period on a perfectly placed shot by Alex Debrincat.
Slowly but surely however, the Bruins were able to claw their way back into the game. David Backes made a strong effort to win the puck back for the Bruins and then Joakim Nordstrom was able to capitalize on the other end to make the score 3-1. The Bruins found their second goal in an unlikely circumstance, with the Blackhawks turning the puck over on the power play, which left a window for Chris Wagner to take things the other way and cut the deficit to one goal for the Bruins. Then, with the clock winding down in the period, Torey Krug was able to find the top left corner to force overtime. Unfortunately, the Bruins efforts went to waste as in overtime, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews stole the puck from David Pastrnak, then took things to the other end of the ice where he was able to put the game winner past Tuukka Rask. The Bruins look to get back in the win column Saturday at home against the Colorado Avalanche.