Tuukka needs to step his game up this year for the Bruins to succeed
The Boston Bruins fell to the Providence Bruins 7-5 in their Training Camp scrimmage at the TD Garden on Tuesday Night in front of a sold out crowd.
Granted it was only a scrimmage, and granted it was the first time the Boston Bruins have played organized hockey together since May, as expected there were some sloppy plays.
On a positive note, prospect Max Sauve talied 2 goals , and new third liner Chris Bourque tallied 3 points on one goal and 2 assists, not too bad for a man searching for a job.
The shaky part was the goal tending as both Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin combined surrendered 12 goals (one open net) on 58 shots, a .80702 save percentage (excluding the empty net). Again, this was expected for two goalies trying to get back into game form.
The thing to take note from this game is that clearly all NHL teams are going to be out of sync. I watched the end of the first period and the Bruins didn't look too bad, just too many penalties.
I'm not sure about you, but I feel the Bruins will be o.k. They have another 3 days of training before the puck officially drops, expect the players taking this game as a wake up call. It is better they see their mistakes before the season starts rather than being caught in the cold once we are a knee deep in the season.