Bruins lament poor effort against Red Wings in what stands as the first road bump in strong 2019-20 campaign

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It wasn’t going to take out the sting of dropping two points against a divisional opponent, but the Bruins at least had a few positives to build off of following their 5-4 loss to Montreal on Tuesday. 

A regulation loss was inevitable — even if Boston had managed to go 26 days in between such a defeat — but the B’s at one point rallied back to take a third-period lead against the Habs, before a controversial offside challenge scrubbed Charlie Coyle’s go-ahead tally. 

Even in defeat, Bruce Cassidy and his staff could take some solace in their club’s never-say-die mantra, as well as a dominant showing from Zach Senyshyn and a new-look third line. 

In an 82-game campaign with its fair share of ups and downs, drawing from those forward-looking takeaways are a necessity once the dog days of winter set in. 

But Friday’s flight back from Detroit is going to be a bit tougher to stomach for Cassidy and crew. Rather than comb over the film from Boston’s 4-2 loss to the Red Wings in search of constructive clips, perhaps the best course of action for all involved would be to simply burn the tape and move on.