The Bruins have not been able to circle the wagons on defense in times of need through three games this season. That has to change soon.
A new system, a roster in transition . . . and the same coach? What did Cam Neely and Don Sweeney THINK would happen with the Bruins?
Defense and goaltending used to be the bedrock of the Bruins' success. Now it's the cause of their early season failures.
4yFallen Vancouver forward Manny Malhotra has been cleared for contact in practice, and is a possiblity for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
4yBeing four wins away from the Cup doesn't stop Felger and his readers from harping on Claude Julien.
4yThe Bruins are normally very effective while playing five-on-five, but the Canucks might be just as skilled in even-strength situations.
4yIt may be time to take Mark Recchi -- scoreless in 19 postseason games on the PP -- off the ice when the B's have the man advantage.
4yThe Bruins outshot the Canucks in Game 1, but know they need to do a better job of getting quality chances in Game 2.
4yThe young defenseman has been on ice for each of the last seven goals scored against the Bruins.
4yBergeron offers no public reaction to the NHL's lack of punishment over the incident, except to repeat that he was bitten by the Canucks' forward.