Cassidy Calls Out Rask And Young Players After Lightning Loss.

Published April 4, 2018 at 11:28

The Boston Bruins failed to show up in a big time matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. 

The Lightning ended up winning the game 4-0, and the Bruins basically failed to show up from puck drop to the final whistle. 

It was a disappointing effort considering the Bruins had the chance to clinch the division, it started with some soft goals given up by Tuukka Rask and head coach Bruce Cassidy didn't hesitate to point that out. 

"[Rask] has been better. I think he'd be the first to tell you that," said Bruce Cassidy. "The first two goals were from distance. The second might have been through traffic, but the first one can't go in."

The lifeless effort which included a combined 2 shots on goal from David Pastrnak, Ryan Donato, Jake DeBrusk and David Backes, will hopefully prove to be a lesson for the B's younger group of players. 

"I thought a lot of our young guys got an education on what it takes. I'm not putting this on them, but I'm just saying the experience they gained tonight understanding the urgency level will be very good for them in the long run," said Cassidy.

"We had some 'B' & 'C' games tonight. We really did . . . and not enough 'A' games to beat a hungry team in that type of battle.

You saw the game.

There were some guys that needed to be better and they weren't.

It is what it is. They were harder than us. Give them full credit."
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