The Bruins did not register a shot on goal in the second period of Game 1 against the Senators.
LOL, suck much?! Bet they lost!
That was seemingly the Senators’ line of thinking at the time, as they sent the following tweet after the teams hit the second intermission with Ottawa holding a 1-0 lead:
The Bruins failed to record a shot on goal in the second period.— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) April 13, 2017
Can someone in the advanced stat community tell us if that is good?
The Bruins were playing poorly enough at the time that it was an easy enough shot to take. Hell, they had two breakaways in the second period and still didn’t put a puck on Craig Anderson.
The Ottawa social media team also should have probably considered the score a little better. It was a one-goal game and the team holding the one-goal lead happened to be the Senators, a kind of bad team. There was at least a decent chance the tweet was going to blow up in the sender's face.
You won’t believe what happened next.
Here are some of the better responses that were sent to the poorly aged tweet after the B’s got goals from Frank Vatrano and Brad Marchand to take a 1-0 series lead:
The Bruins had one more goal than the Senators in Game 1.— DL (@davelozo) April 13, 2017
Can someone in the advanced stat community tell us if that is good? https://t.co/hWWrmYOmkZ
The advanced stat community can confirm that losing Game 1 2-1 negatively impacts a teams chances of winning a series https://t.co/0vgxuEKdhM— HSAC (@Harvard_Sports) April 13, 2017
Expectation vs. Reality pic.twitter.com/aTxh7IVKpk— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) April 13, 2017