Where have we seen this script before? On a night in which Boston led in attempts (67-40), shots on goal (37-27) and overall scoring chances (32-16), the Bruins still left the ice with no points to show for it on Sunday evening against Buffalo.
Similar to Friday’s 5-3 loss at the hands of the Penguins, Boston struggled to generate their quality looks and possession-heavy metrics into tangible goals. And even when they managed to force a deadlock in the final stanza of play, they let the lead slip away minutes later.
On Friday, it was Jake Guentzel firing one home just 2:45 after Boston’s equalizer to give Pittsburgh the lead for good. On Sunday, Jeff Skinner’s second goal of the night put the lead out of reach for the B’s just 3:08 after Torey Krug tied things up.
Casting out a 5-0 blowout against Florida earlier this month, the effort has been there for the Bruins during this recent skid. But the results? Well...