The Bruins point streak is officially over after 14 games after the Bruins dropped a contest to the Colorado Avalanche at home on Saturday night. The Bruins fell to 20-4-6 on the season with this loss to one of the western conference’s best teams. This proved to be quite the frustrating game for the Bruins as they just couldn’t seem to get going throughout the whole night. Weather it was missed scoring chances or bad turnovers throughout the game, it just seemed like the Bruins couldn’t ever pull it together and execute properly.
13 minutes into the first period, Chris Wagner tipped in a goal to put the Bruins up 1-0 to start the game. This must have been the wake up call Colorado needed, because from here on in the game, it was all about the Avalanche. All of those come from behind efforts over the past few weeks must have caught up to the Bruins because after the first period, it noticeably looked like the Bruins were beginning to gas out. The Avalanche were able to put four unanswered goals past the Bruins as the B’s just never seemed to have an answer. MVP candidate Nathan MacKinnon was a force in the offensive zone all night, creating chances and setting up a goal for the talented Andre Burakovsky. MacKinnon was just another thing the Bruins didn’t have an answer for in this game. Someone that definitely could have lent a hand in slowing down the Avalanche was Patrice Bergeron. The veteran assistant captain has been out for the past ten games and Bergeron’s leadership and defensive awareness were some things that Bruins desperately could have used in this game. The Bruins look to return to their winning ways Monday night in Ottawa vs the Senators.