Welp, looks like that's the end of the Bruins season.
Just like 2018, play well and win Game 1, then lose the next 4 to Tampa.
Ritchie is absolutely USELESS. Our defense has also been mediocre for much of this series. But what really sums it up is, since the end of regulation of Game 2, the B's have scored just 2 goals. Lightning have scored 11.
I get the refs at times have made some bogus penalty calls against the B's, but the B's even on Power Plays or just in general look lifeless a majority of the time. Sad thing is I thought Halak was actually fantastic today and kept us in it, but evidently the team in front of him really let him down.
The Lightning were already a talented and deep team, but they also made great moves at the trade deadline while the B's added Kase (who has promise and is pretty good, not great yet), and Ritchie who is proving to be a complete dud. What they probably needed was another goal-scorer and they didn't acquire one.