Bruins Frustration Growing With Shootout Struggles.

Published November 18, 2019 at 9:56

The Boston Bruins lost another game during the shootout on Saturday, this time against lead leading Washington 3-2. 

That's three losses in their last four games in shootout and the frustration is definitely weighing in a bit in the locker room. 

Nobody has been able to put the puck in the net this year in shootout beside Charlie Coyle and it's not exactly inspiring.

Bruins' sniper David Pastrnak weighed in on the team's frustration and if it's affecting the team. 

"I think so," admitted Pastrnak. "We know it hasn't been our strength and we haven't been able to pull a win out of the shootouts. It sucks obviously. Usually shootouts are 50/50, but for us right now it feels like it's about 20/80."

While head coach Bruce Cassidy admitted it's frustration, he also stated that the team has other things to focus on. 

"When you get in all alone [at the net on breakaway chances], we're more of a volume team, even though we have high-end skill, it would seem in the short sample size. It's now growing into a larger sample size, so it's something we're looking at. But we're not going to overanalyze. Every day, it's been so much time in practice [so] we [can't] forget about the rest of the game that I feel is more important for us down the road, but we do need to address it. We have, but maybe we need a little bit more time on that." 
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