“To be honest, I feel like my game’s been building,” Foligno said. “I feel like I’m starting to find my game.”
Foligno now has nine points in 36 games this season.
“Good for Nick,” Cassidy said. “He’s been working hard on his game especially the last two weeks, he’s stayed relatively healthy, so maybe this will give him a little juice.”
— It’s worth noting that the Bruins were playing on the second night of a back-to-back, but as Cassidy noted, Boston almost went into the first intermission with the game tied.
“Typically back-to-backs we’ve been fine, but the first period is usually the period you got to get through, and to be perfectly honest (it was) 1-1 with few minutes to go, it looked like we were going to get through it even though we weren’t our best,” Cassidy said.
The Bruins then allowed Anaheim’s second goal after a bad turnover by Brad Marchand before Trent Frederic didn’t get back in transition on the Ducks third goal just 70 seconds later.
“Then we had some bad breakdowns. We just didn’t manage pucks. We didn’t protect the front of our net. And all of a sudden its 3-1,” Cassidy said. “So it certainly a few guys that had a tougher time and that’s what happened early on.”
— Jake DeBrusk had his five-game point streak (seven goals, two assists) snapped in the loss.