The Bruins capture 4 points in a succesful weekend

The Bruins had themselves a weekend, capturing 4 points in games against the Blues and the Rangers. The Bruins got an impressive win against a good Blues team Saturday night. The game was hyped up for obvious reasons, but the Bruins looked really good across the board winning 3-0. There was a playoff feel to this game in October, a clear indication that maybe it meant a little more to this Bruins team.

The Bruins are off to a awesome start right now holding, a 8-1-2 record through 11 games. What is also impressive is that Brad Marchand was named one of the 3 Stars of the Week with a ridiculous stat line of 3 goals, 5 helpers, for 8 points. This is now back-to-back weeks where a Bruins player has won that award. The first line is cooking with gas right now. Case in point: they combined for 13 points in a 7-4 victory in New York last night.

I want to touch on that game still, but I want to get back to Saturday night first. How nice was it seeing those two teams back on the ice against each other? We might not like the outcome of last season, but these two have shown they don’t particularly care for each other. When Chara laid out Oskar Sundvuist in a beautiful open ice hit, it was clear the Bruins wanted to make an early season statement. We know it doesn’t change the outcome of last year, but it was awesome seeing ‘feisty’ Chara back. The man leads by example on the ice, and he made the statement early for the team.

The Bruins got goals from a walking furnace in Pastrnak, the recently called up Bjork, and an empty netter from Carlo. The Bruins made the necessary plays out there and preserved the win. Tuukka Rask was brilliant again stopping all 26 shots he faced. The Bruins have a good thing going on right now and I don’t want it to end anytime soon. We know it will, but aren’t they a fun group to watch? The Bruins are firing on all cylinders. I know it is early, but they look like a team on a mission.

The Redemption Tour continued last night as they played down in New York. The Bruins had backup Jaroslav Halak in net for this one. How good is this tandem right now? Would people even question you by saying ‘best in the league?’ There is a case to be made that the Bruins top line is best in the league as well. What a night from them overall.
The team combined for 13 points on a mind-numbing 5 helpers for Pasta, 2 goals AND 3 assists for Brad, and his fifth career hat-trick for Bergeron. The line is a walking point machine, but what really impresses me is how unselfish they are. When Bergeron connected on his hat-trick, Marchand could have got one himself. Instead, he passed it over to Patrice.

The Bruins, who have been clamoring for secondary scoring, are staring to get it now. This is now a nice stretch where we are seeing scoring from other places besides the top line. The Bruins got goals from Coyle, Bjork, Carlo, and Chara. It’s good to see the team break out but the team did have some issues pop up though, as Par Lindholm went to the locker room in the second period and did not return. The Bruins have been grinding it out on the ice with injuries at the forefront yet they continue to get points. The Bruins were forced to call up Peter Cehlarik on an emergency basis as Wagner sat out after taking a shot off the foot. The move was deemed precautionary by Bruce, but the news wasn’t good on Karson Kuhlman. He was put on the teams IR due to a fractured tibia.

The Bruins very well could be getting a healthy body back Tuesday night in one David Krejci. Those of you who follow me know how that makes me feel. For those of  you who don’t, picture Christmas morning as a kid. The Bruins will welcome him back, as we can get him back on that second line again. The play of Charlie Coyle has impressed in his absence though, and he along with Bjork and Heinen have a very good chance at being a very good third line. We have been wanting it, and it appears we will get it. The Bruins fourth line has been plug and play right now with Nordstrom back out again with a infection.

The Bruins have one of the best fourth lines in the NHL. The problem has been health early on in this season. We need the line to play in more then a few games however before we can expect the mojo to return. The Bruins have a couple of winnable games this week in San Jose and Ottawa. The Bruins need to get as many points as possible in this streak. We know it wont last all season in this marathon – expect lulls. What we are witnessing right now is a team getting it done against any adversary and doing it with a rotating lineup.

That is all for now Bruins fans. The feedback has been wonderful from everyone. I very much appreciate that. The Bruins are clicking right now, and are back on our TV screens. Does it get any better? With that being said, have a good day or night people. Until next time GO BRUINS!

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Author: Chris Blackey

Co-host of Boston Sports Blitz. I've been a Boston sports fan from as long as I can remember.