With Sunday’s 2-1 falter at the Consol Energy Center, the Bruins have sandwiched a pair of 4-1 victories over the two Eastern Conference bottom-feeders, Florida and Washington, with two one-goal losses to the new conference leaders.
The Penguins continued their nine-game thrill ride by muzzling the same team they roared back to usurp a 3-2 decision from after initially trailing 2-0 this past Tuesday. They momentarily relinquished a 1-0 lead but later restored that upper hand on the cusp of the first intermission and froze the 2-1 difference for the remaining 40 minutes.
Boston has now brooked five regulation losses on the year. Two have come curiously against the Northeast Division misfits from Buffalo, one against the divisional leaders from Montreal and now two at the hands of Pittsburgh.
The latter three are the three most recent, all coming within the ongoing month of March.
In accordance with Sunday's final score, two jutting elements from the latest heavyweight shortcoming and one positive individual effort of note are assessed as follows.