The Boston Bruins have limped out of the All-Star break with a pair of losses in spite of a big win over a tough Vancouver Canucks team in between those loses.
On Saturday afternoon, the Bruins heard it from their own fans on home ice as they were booed out of the building after losing to the Washington Capitals by a score of 3-0 in what felt like a lackluster effort from the Bruins.
For the second time in 3 games the Bruins found themselves taking a heavy dose of criticism from their fans at TD Garden, and following the game Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery was asked about the reception his team was getting from those same fans. To his credit, Montgomery did not blame the fans for reacting in the manner that they have and if anything he seemed to endorse their assessment of the performance from his players.
"I love our fans," said Montgomery. "They’re very knowledgeable. And they’re not wrong."
In spite of the fact that they have stumbled out of the All-Star break, the Bruins remain at the top of the National Hockey League's Metropolitan Division and, by the sound of Montgomery's comments on Saturday, it doesn't sound like their head coach intends to let them flounder much longer.