New Bruin Eriksson still settling in

New Bruin Eriksson still settling in
October 11, 2013, 2:00 am
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BOSTON - It’s been three games in his new Black-and-Gold sweater, and new Swedish import Loui Eriksson still looks like he’s finding his way with the Bruins.

Eriksson didn’t get a single shot on net in Boston’s 2-0 shutout loss to the Colorado Avalanche at TD Garden, and still looks less than 100 percent comfortable when skating with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron. It’s clearly a work in progress for the 27-year-old, who is still looking for his first point in a Bruins uniform, and who had an issue with the “embellishment” penalty slapped on him in the third period.

That turned out to be a matching penalty with a tripping call on P.A. Parenteau, but didn’t give the Bruins the power play they were hoping for it to become.

“I don’t know why they called me on that,” said Eriksson. “He was holding me and I couldn’t do anything. So I don’t know…it was kind of a stupid call by him.

“You always want to win the game. Of course it’s tough every time we lose. Of course, we need to score goals," Eriksson said. "It’s tough too but it’s still a lot of games. We still have two wins and one loss. We just have to continue going here we have a tough game on Saturday [against the Blue Jackets].”

For his part, Eriksson is playing a steady game in the three zones on the ice, and there have been plenty of moments in both the preseason and the regular season where offensive chances were being created. There were a few less of those chances in the first two games, but it was a slow third game against a Colorado defense corps that was spending a great deal of attention on things besides fantasy hockey.

Eriksson has six shots on goal in three games without a single goal, assist or point for Boston, and one has to hape you’ll be getting into action sooner rather than later.