It also sounds like they know what they need to do to fix one of the problems they're facing in the series.
Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky continued his impressive postseason play in the Blue Jackets' 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 3. Because like I said, I think there is frustration when top guys don't score.
David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron (twice) and Sean Kuraly had the goals for the Bruins. Few goalies can create that thought quite like Bobrovsky can. It was an unnecessary play, but games go on and you worry about the next [game].
Brad Marchand earned the ire of Blue Jackets fans Tuesday night.
Too often the Bruins gave failed to get to the net and make things hard for Bobrovsky. The under is 7-3 in Bruins last 10 overall.
Asked if he regretted it, Marchand said, "I guess, because having to talk about it today, it's probably not something that [I'd] go back, do it again". Those mistakes have sometimes resulted with the puck ending up in Boston's net.
"From my point of view, if he's seeing it he's stopping it", Backes said of Bobrovsky.
Because of the language of the National Hockey League rulebook regarding the officials missing the puck hitting the netting, the play couldn't go to video review. "That'd be great, and it would give us a better chance to win".
The coach wasn't pleased about the forward's first of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which came in Game 2 against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, a cross-checking infraction at the end of the first period. With a focus on clogging the middle and not giving the Bruins any space to get to the net, the Bruins have had issues scoring against Bobrovsky.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 4/12/19, Prediction & Odds
If you look at Petr's stats through his 2 games in the playoffs (7 goals allowed), you might think he has been struggling. Barring injuries to key, key players, or a run of frightful luck, I don't see how this team loses in a seven-game series.
More concerning for the Bruins is the evident frustration from one of their star players.
Later in the power play, the Bruins showed Rask some thanks for the stop.
Both teams had a pair of chances on the power play, but neither could cash in.
"Stuff like that is going to happen", Harrington said. Charlie Coyle has five goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Boston. The Bruins were stellar in Game 1, controlling 67% of the shot attempts and 58.4% of the expected goals. From there Nash and Dubinsky were able to beat Rask with a double-deflection. Columbus leads the best-of-7 series 2-1 entering Game 4 here Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).
On Artemi Panarin's rocket of a goal in Game 2, Chara is down low all by himself with two Blue Jackets in front of Rask trying to take his vision away. You're going to take penalties through the course of a game if you're competing.
The sequence that bothered me the most was Duchene's goal in Game 3.
Watch closely in the top-right corner of the above video.
Now, the uncomfortable thought is that they might run out of time before the bounces finally go their way.