Boston Bruins: 3 reactions to B’s comeback victory over Calgary

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 11: Patrice Bergeron
NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 11: Patrice Bergeron /

The Boston Bruins were down after the first period, but the B’s woke up and defeated the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

When the Boston Bruins used to go down a goal they might as well have just called the game there. This season though, the team is never out of it and they showed their talent once again on Tuesday.

The Bruins were down a goal entering the second period. They were outmatched and overpowered by the Calgary Flames. The second period was an entirely different story.


Patrice Bergeron is absolutely on fire right now. With his two goals last night he has scored 17 goals in his last 19 games. His third-period outburst put the Bruins on top of the Flames.

With the Bruins on the powerplay early in the third period Torey Krug mad a phenomenal blue line to blue line pass. Bergeron was able to get behind the defense and he put it home for his 26th goal of the season. Bergeron wasn’t done yet.

Then with just over ten minutes left in the third Bergeron struck. He parked himself in front of the net and deflected Brad Marchand’s shot past David Rittich for his 27th goal of the season.

Bergeron is dominating right now and having one of the best seasons of his career. His career high for goals in a season is 32. It appears he will easily pass that number. With how well the Bruins have been playing Bergeron might notch himself an MVP award as well.

The only Nash they need

With the trade deadline approaching the Bruins might be looking for another piece as they prepare for a Stanley Cup run. Rick Nash has become a possible target for the Bruins. It appears that the Bruins already have the only Nash they need, Riley.

Riley Nash kicked off the scoring for the Bruins early in the first period. David Backes fed Nash with a beautiful pass as the center was driving towards the net. Nash’s shot just squeaked by for the veteran’s 9th goal of the season.

Then with the Bruins down a goal, Nash came up big. Charlie McAvoy started it all off entering the Flames zone and weaving his way through the defense. This allowed for Nash to get to the front of the net and Tim Schaller fed him a pass and all Nash had to do was get it on net. With that the game was tied and the momentum was shifting in the Bruins favor.

Rask gets the Win

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Tuukka Rask had a great game stopping 28 shots on Tuesday night.  In his last 21 games, Rask is 18-1-2. After his struggles early on it appears the Bruins will have two solid goaltenders in the playoffs. Rask and Khudobin can both make clutch saves when it counts as well as simply win games for the team.

Also, Bruce Cassidy made a bold move on Tuesday night. After some poor play from David Pastrnak he sent the winger down to the third line as Backes ended up skating with Marchand, and Bergeron. The move seemed to pay off as Pastrnak got the message and had a much better game.Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy talked about the move after the game.

"“You’re going to have tough matchups come April and May,” Cassidy noted. “If we’re fortunate enough to be playing well and playing at that time of the year, that’s what he’s going to see. He’s going to have to grow from the experience he got last year. So there was a little bit of [message-sending], for sure. I love David’s passion for the game, his willingness to compete. We just have to remind him every once in a while how to compete, how to manage the puck, and how to best help the team.”"

Pasta has struggled to score goals lately and his most valuable weapon, his one-timer slapshot has gone missing. Hopefully, this message will spark some scoring for the winger.

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The Boston Bruins have a decent break as they head to the West Coast to play the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.