Special teams doom Bruins


The Boston Bruins traveled to Denver to face the Rockies in what was a real test in the early season. Boston looked good, and held their own in a close 3-2 loss.


Gerald Diduck scored the only goal of the first period on the PP to give the Rockies the lead.


"Special teams were the big difference tonight," said coach Jocelyn Guevremont. "We need to shore things up in the future to compete with teams like Colorado."


In the second, Anatoli Semenov scored on the first shift of the second to double up the Colorado lead. Scott Young scored his eighth of the season late in the period to give the Bruins some life. 


Peter Stastny, on a tear in his final NFHL season chasing the all time scoring record, scored his seventh of the season to make it 3-1. Theo Fleury then scored at the midway point of the period to make it 3-2 game. The Bruins pressed but against a team like Colorado you can't make mistakes and be playing from behind and hope to win. The Bs outshot Colorado 12-7 in the period and 23-22 overall but fell short in a 3-2 loss. 


Not much time to lick their wounds, with an important Wales Conference game against Philadelphia looming tomorrow night.




3. Mario Tremblay

2. Theo Fleury

1. Scott Young




- Bruins PP went 0 for 4 and the PK went 3 for 5

- Scott Young is starting to play up to his potential this season, currently third in goal scoring in the NFHL




The Sandwich Bruins faced Courtice and lost again, this time 1-0. Reggie Savage scored the only goal and former Bruin farmhand Jeff Hackett got the shutout.


Donny Brook

Bruins Beat Writer

Boston Herald