Amonte: Bruins need more from blue line

Amonte: Bruins need more from blue line
April 18, 2014, 11:30 pm
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There wasn't a whole lot to get excited about offensively for the Bruins in Game 1 against the Red Wings. 

The B's managed 25 shots on net but couldn't crack Jimmy Howard. 

Tony Amonte and Mike Felger discuss the offensive struggles on Post Game Live. 

Both goaltenders were sharp on Friday, and it was Pavel Datsyuk's magic that resulted in the only goal with 3:01 left in the third period. The Bruins pulled Tuukka Rask in an attempt to tie the game, but they still couldn't muster any offense.  

"The Bruins, if they’re going to score goals in this series, they’re going to need a little help from the blue line too," says Amonte, who singled out Torey Krug as a player who needs to help spark the offense. 

Boston was without Dan Paille, Chris Kelly, Matt Bartkowski and Kevan Miller for Game 1 and those absences loomed large in the critical moments. 

"You lose [Kelly and Paille], who play every night… you miss those minutes," says Amonte.

But even at full strength, the offense could use a little more.

"I just think there’s a real hole [in the Bruins lineup]," says Amonte. "Where do you go after the Top 12? Who’s number 13, 14, 15? Do they have anybody else in the minors that can come up and score goals?

"The Bruins have to start thinking about… where they’re going to get some more offense."

Game 2 of the series is on Sunday afternoon.