Haggerty: Inability To Close Out Games A Bad Trend For The Bruins

April 11, 2014 1:03 PM
Haggerty: Inability To Close Out Games A Bad Trend For The Bruins
" BOSTON (CBS) – The Bruins have largely been a consistent team over the course of the 2013-14 season, but there’s been intermittent points throughout the year where they’ve struggled to close out games, and it’s been happening more and more as of late — including twice already this week.

CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty thinks this is a concerning trend.

“The thing to be concerned about is it’s not just happening lately, this is something that intermittently throughout the year they’ve had issues with — giving up goals at the end of periods,” Haggerty told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Johnston & Flynn on Friday morning. “When they go through their bad stretches, and there haven’t been many of them, but when they don’t play well that’s what has been killing them.”

Recap: Bruins Blow Late Lead, Lose  To Jets In Shootout

“Those kind of goals in the last two minutes of the period, especially the third period, those are absolute killers and momentum destroyers. Those will hurt you badly in the playoffs,” said Haggs.

The blown leads have come while Boston was resting some veterans, and last night Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask were spectators "

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