Bruins unimpressive in loss
The Edmonton Oilers came into town last night and faced the Bruins at the Gardens. Curtis Joseph had a stomach flu that flared up just prior to the game putting backup Brian Hayward between the pipes. Unfortunately, the team in front of him played like they were sick too, not showing up in a 4-2 loss.
The first period was a boring one, with Edmonton's John Ogrodnick scoring the only goal. The Bruins had a couple of opportunities on the PP but they were fruitless.
Former Bruins Evgeny Shtepa made it 2-0 in the second. The Bruins took a trio of minors, leading to the ice being slanted into the Bruins end for the majority of the frame.
Ziggy Palffy made it 2-1 on the PP before Ray Sheppard scored on a Edmonton man advantage to restore the two goal lead. Ogrodnick scored his second of the game a minute later and it was 4-1. Mats Sundin scored his second of the season to make it 4-2 but that was all the Bs had in a lackluster third.
The Bruins were picked by a lot of prognosticators to be a top team in the Wales, but not with efforts like tonight. Next up is a trip to Florida to face the Panthers in a game that they need to come out wit a much improved effort to have a chance.
3. Jim Wiemer
2. Dave Hannan
1. John Ogrodnick
- The Bruins went 1 for 3 on the PP and 4 for 5 on the PK
- Troy Murray went down for the second time this season in the first period of this one. He's day to day so watch for a call up from Sandwich to fill in
THE SANDWICH REPORT:
The Sandwich Bruins hosted Red Deer and unbelievably pulled out a 9-4 win. Kenny Baumgartner scored a pair in the win.