Boston Bruins: 3 keys to 4-1 victory over Toronto Maple Leafs

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 22: Patrice Bergeron
NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 22: Patrice Bergeron /

The Boston Bruins had another strong showing on Saturday night as they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1.

It is pretty awesome to be a Boston Bruins fan right now. This team is scorching hot and is playing some of their best hockey in recent history. The Bruins picked up yet another win defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1.

How amazing in this line?

The Boston Bruins first line continues to amaze me. When you think they have had the best game of their season they play even better. Patrice Bergeron kicked off the scoring for the Bruins on Saturday night. “Bergy” unleashed a filthy wrist shot from the hash marks that got by Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen for his 22nd goal of the season.

Then after Mitch Marner tied the game at one, David Pastrnak gave the Bruins the lead again. With the Bruins on the powerplay halfway through the second period, “Pasta” entered the zone with some speed. He took a shot from a weird angle and got the puck on net and somehow it went in off of Anderson.

The first line has scored 64 goals and 79 assists. They are the top three scorers on the team and are absolutely dominating.

Krug’s stellar play continues

Torey Krug is on a roll as of late. He continued his recent string of great play by scoring a goal and having an assist on the night. With the Bruins on the powerplay yet again Krug struck. He launched a shot from the far faceoff circle and scored his 8th goal of the season. Krug is a top-five scorer and has been on a roll as of late.

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With the Bruins having yet another defenseman injured they are going to need Krug to step up. On a team that’s d-pairs seem to be always changing because of injury, Krug has become a constant in the Bruins lineup as well as the scoring sheet as of late.

A great team effort

The Bruins were blessed with some great play across the board. They had four different goal scorers on the night a testament to their team play.

Also, Zdeno Chara had an impressive night in his 1400th game for the Bruins. He had an assist, five hits, and finished the night with a rating of +2. The veteran defenseman also tallied a superb 24 minutes of ice time. The 40-year-old defenseman is really sticking it to father time with how well he has been able to perform this season.

Tuukka Rask also had another fantastic night between the pipes. Rask stopped 23 shots and made some key saves to keep the Bruins in the game. His point streak now stands at 20 games and during that time he boasts a 1.59 goals against average as well as a .941 save percentage. Rask is the hottest goaltender in the league and doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

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The Boston Bruins look to start building a nice winning streak as they play the struggling Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.