Boston Bruins: Special teams lead Bruins to victory

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 11: Torey Krug
NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 11: Torey Krug /

The Boston Bruins got back on track and defeated the Devils on Sunday.

After getting beaten by the worst team in the NHL on Saturday, the Boston Bruins came out with a much better effort the next day. They played great in all aspects of the game and defeated the New Jersey Devils 5-3 on Sunday night.

A special delivery

The Bruins special teams played absolutely phenomenal. The Bruins penalty kill, which is one of the best in the NHL came out and dominated successfully killing off 7 out of 7 penalties.

Also the shorthanded unit was even able to net a few goals. Torey Krug kicked off the scoring with a shorthanded goal halfway through the first period. After a shot deflected off the boards Krug was trying to get the puck to David Krejci in front of the net, but it actually went off two Devils defenders sticks and into the net. Krug wasn’t done yet.

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With the Bruins now on the powerplay he scored his second goal of the game and 10th of the season. At the beginning of the powerplay Ryan Spooner fed Krug with a pass and Krug blasted the one-timer by Eddie Lack.

The other shorthanded goal was scored by Tim Schaller late in the first period. with less than ten seconds left Schaller entered the zone as Lack was passing the puck to a teammate. Schaller then caused a turnover and with the goaltender out of position was able to muscle the puck in for his 9th goal of the season.

Adam McQuaid one angry man

At the end of the first period Brad Marchand was driving towards the empty net looking to put the final nail in the Devils coffin, but he got lit up by Damon Severson near center ice. Patrice Bergeron ended up scoring, but Adam McQuaid was still less than pleased. He made his way through the entire Devils roster to get to Severson.

Now this is why people love McQuaid. He will always stick up for his teammates. McQuaid had a solid night in general as he scored his first goal of the season.

Khudobin comes up clutch

Anton Khudobin

allowed three goals, but he played really well on Sunday. Throughout the game he made great saves that ensured the Bruins victory. No matter if it was off a breakaway or a rebound or even on a penalty shot, Khudobin made some clutch saves.

Khudobin stopped 35 shots on the night and now boasts a record of 12-3-4. Also, Khudobin has a 2.32 goals against average and a .925 save percentage.

It was a great game for the Boston Bruins after their loss to the Sabres. There was more good news as Noel Acciari returned to the ice. He had two hits during his 13:30 of ice time.

"“Felt good. A lot better than I thought I’d feel, so that’s a good sign and keep getting better from that…as a line we want to get more going in the offensive zone and that will come over the next couple games.”"

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Next up for the Bruins is the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.