Boston Bruins

Defense and goaltending used to be the bedrock of the Bruins' success. Now it's the cause of their early season failures.
After skating just three shifts during the preseason, Zdeno Chara jumped back into the fold three games into the season without missing a single beat.
The B's young and inexperienced defense corps has struggled, but so has former Vezina Trophy winner Tuukka Rask . . . and he admits it.