The Boston Bruins were defeated in Game One of the first round series against the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-1, but coach Bruce Cassidy wasn’t about to fix that. Linus Olmark.
“I don’t blame the goalkeeper for this,” Cassidy said Monday night. “We had some chances that we needed to finish. Like they did.”
However, Cassidy will not name a player in Game Two on Wednesday night in Raleigh, North Carolina, with the rookie goalkeeper. Jeremy Swayman Waiting in the wings.
Olmark is in his seventh season in the National Hockey League, but this was his first playoff game. Allowed 4 goals from 24 shots. This included a puck disc that came out from the back of his mask near the center of hurricanes Vincent Trochek To make the score 4-1 at the end of the third half – one of the three goals Carolina scored in the third half – plus an empty goal.
“You need to be rescued at the end when you don’t score,” Cassidy said. “Let’s call it what it is. The last goal… He’ll tell you, surrender isn’t a great goal, but by then it’s 4-1. We’re not going to put anything on Olmark.”
For Cassidy, the biggest problem was the Bruins’ inability to finish their chances against Carolina You are RantaThat was the starting place of the injured Frederick Andersen. Boston went 0-for-3 in strong play and could only generate one goal from 36 shots.
The loss continues Boston’s frustrating trend against Carolina. The Bruins lost all three encounters against the Hurricanes in the regular season and beat them 16-1.