Dupont: Mistake to seperate Chara & Seidenberg

Dupont: Mistake to seperate Chara & Seidenberg
May 5, 2013, 9:45 pm
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The Bruins gave up their home-ice advantage on Saturday, losing to the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-2, as the two teams now head to Toronto.

The Boston Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont joined CSNNE's Mike Felger on Sports Sunday to discuss the loss and what the Bruins didn't do well in the game.

Felger notes that the Maple Leafs' speed was on full display in Game 2, and the Bruins had trouble keeping up.

Dupont notes that Ference missing from the game was a big issue for the Bruins on the defensive end, and neither Felger and Dupont agree with B's coach Claude Julien breaking up Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg pairing due to Ference's absence.

"How it played out, it didn't play to their advantage obviously," Dupont said. "Again, put Ference in, get the comfort factor going. Who doesn't like Chara and Seidenberg together. ... They were poor again in moving it out of their own end [in Game 2]. It's not that they get trapped in there for a long period. It's just that it doesn't flow. They don' get the transition game that we saw Toronto have."

Check out the video for more analysis, including why the B's haven't scored any good goals.