Bruins finally lose in regulation, 2-1, to Winnipeg

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Bruins finally lose in regulation, 2-1, to Winnipeg

WINNIPEG The Bruins had their chances to steal a game in the third period, but for once there wasnt enough remaining in the gas tank.

The Bruins tied things up briefly in the third period, but the Winnipeg Jets took down the Bs at a loud and raucous MTS Centre while Tyler Seguin sat as a healthy scratch after missing team meetings Tuesday morning.

Both Winnipeg goals had two things in common: Joe Corvo played some phantom defense in his own end and Tuukka Rask came up empty in a spot where he could have made a big stop. The first was an Andrew Ladd scorcher in the first period after he blew past Corvo skating up the left wing a shot that beat Rask to the short side post when he couldnt close it off.

The second score came in a tied game in the third period after David Krejci was whistled off for a hit from behind on Mark Stuart, and it happened quickly. Bryan Little won the opening face-off and carried the puck through a dozing Bruins penalty kill unit before beating Rask cleanly as he uncharacteristically crumpled into a ball attempting to make the save.

In between there was a Shawn Thornton goal in the third period that gave Boston hope they could steal a road game they couldnt deserve, but alas the Bs instead lost their first game in regulation since Oct. 29 a span of 15 magical games that saw them go from the outhouse to the penthouse in the Eastern Conference.

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while spring training is ramping up in a big way down in Florida.

*The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to wear their great, green, old school St. Pat’s sweaters around St. Patrick’s Day this season.

*Jonathan Quick is on the ice and participating in hockey activity, but isn’t quite ready to return for the Los Angeles Kings.

*This is one of the best things you’ll see today with Vladimir Tarasenko making the 11th birthday celebration for a special little girl.

*The Edmonton Oilers could potentially make a lot of moves at the NHL trade deadline, and unsurprisingly, there is quite the call for them to dump Benoit Pouliot after that bad contract they signed him to a couple of years ago.

*Lyle Richardson is predicting the biggest buyers at the 2017 NHL trade deadline and the Bruins are not among the nine teams listed.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle goes 1-on-1 with Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello a wide range of subjects for the Athletic up in Toronto.

*Tommy Wingels continues to fight for inclusion in hockey even as he’s gone from the San Jose Sharks to the Ottawa Senators this season.

*For something completely different: A perfect pool trick shot video will blow your mind and probably get a few pool tables ruined with people trying to recreate it.