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A silver lining in Bruins' loss

Even when things seem to be finally turning in the right direction for Bruins winger Michael Ryder, he just can't seem to get all the bounces.

After he scored one of the two goals that were recorded 11 seconds apart in the second period to put Boston ahead 3-1 Saturday in Los Angeles, Ryder's third-period bid for a second goal and a 4-1 lead rang off the right post and away from the net.

There's no telling what would have happened had that puck found the mesh, but what we do know is that the Bruins couldn't hang onto their two-goal lead and dropped a 4-3 decision in a shootout.

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