The Boston Bruins were involved in yet another high scoring affair, and once again came out on top.
As of late, it seems like the Boston Bruins are incapable of losing. The Bruins entered the game on a five-game winning streak. Even without some of their best players, the Bruins are finding ways to win. They extended their winning streak to 6 games with a 7-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Krejci goes crazy
David Krejci has been on fire as of late. Entering Saturday’s game Krejci had scored 3 goals and 1 assists in his last five games. He seems to have these spurts where he goes off for multiple points in a game. Krejci potted two goals on the power play on Saturday to extend his season total to 16 goals.
The Bruins were dominant on the power play against the Blackhawks scoring 4 power-play goals Saturday afternoon.
Newbies keep on producing
The Bruins trade deadline acquisitions continue to make Don Sweeney look like a genius. Brian Gionta ended up scoring the 2nd goal of his Bruins career on Saturday.
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Gionta’s 1st goal with the Bruins showed off his skill with a breakaway goal. His 2nd goal was a testament to his grit. With the Bruins on the power play, Gionta was next to the Blackhawks net. Matt Grzelcyk launched a shot from the point, and the puck ended up on Gionta’s stick. With a wide-open net, Gionta easily scored.
Nick Holden also helped out on the play. He helped to keep the puck in the zone and keep the pressure on the Blackhawks.
The other newbie goal scorer was Rick Nash. The Bruins power play showed off their passing skills as they passed the puck all over the Blackhawks zone and Nash was the last player to have the puck on his stick as he tapped in Torey Krug’s pass for his 21st goal of the season.
Jake DeBrusk seems to be getting better and better. He had a great game on Saturday afternoon. DeBrusk didn’t score any goals, but his signature was all over the Bruins offense. As of late, he has been a key part of the Boston Bruins offensive output. In his last eight games, Debrusk tallied 3 goals and 6 assists (3 of those coming on Saturday).
According to DeBrusk when most rookies hit a wall, he turns it up a notch.
"“The whole year I’ve just been trying to build,” said DeBrusk. “But at the same time, I’ve always been a second-half player. I don’t know why, but just seems to click, so just trying to keep it going and understand how valuable it is to be out there and who I’m playing with.”"
There are a few other things to note from Saturday’s game.
Sean Kuraly had a great game as he ended up with a Gordie Howe Hattrick. It was Kuraly’s first of his career. He potted an empty net goal at the end of the game for his 6th goal of the season.
Also, Brad Marchand is involved in controversy once again. Halfway through the first period, Marchand collided with Blackhawks forward Anthony Duclair. Marchand was called for interference and Duclair would not return to the game. After the game, it sounded like “Marchy” doesn’t expect any punishment.
"“I was coming up ice and I think he was coming down the forecheck and we both got caught in the train tracks and we both didn’t know which direction to go, but we just kind of tried to avoid each other,” said Marchand. “I think it’s really unfortunate, I think he twisted up his foot or something, that’s tough to see.”"
Now unlike Marchand, I’m pretty confident that “Marchy” will be suspended. His history precedes him and the fact that Duclair was injured basically ensures that he will be suspended. I love Marchand, but with a list of fines and suspensions as long as his, any questionable move will result in a look-see from the league.
The Boston Bruins are at it again this afternoon when they play the final game of their home and home with the Blackhawks at 12:30 PM.