The Boston Bruins encountered a hiccup merely 24 hours after securing another playoff berth.
Bruce Cassidy’s squad carried a 2-1 lead into the third period against the New Jersey Devils. But they didn’t have their usual killer instinct going for them in the final 20.
Jesper Boqvist and Yegor Sharangovich each netted third-period equalizers on the heels of defensive breakdowns. Pavel Zacha scored his second goal of the evening in overtime to cap off New Jersey’s 4-3 victory.
“We need to close out better, plain and simple,” Cassidy said postgame.