Jake DeBrusk had a hot start to the 2018-19 season, but the Boston Bruins winger is in a serious rough patch late in the season.
The Boston Bruins seemed to have figured things out winning two straight games, but one of their top scorers is headed in the wrong direction.
Boston’s 2nd line has been scrutinized a ton. They need to be performing well if the Bruins want to make a run for the Stanley Cup. The 1st line can only carry you so far.
One of the guys on the 2nd line that was having a good season was Jake DeBrusk. The 2nd year winger was constantly at the top of the stat sheet, but now he is struggling.
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2019 hasn’t been so kind to DeBrusk. Since the start of 2019 (17 games), the winger has 3 goals and 2 assists as well as a rating of +2.
DeBrusk has fallen out of the top 5 in scoring for the team and may find himself up on the 9th floor for a few games if he doesn’t figure things out soon.
Hopefully, the change in lines will motivate DeBrusk to get the monkey off of his back. He will be going up against some lesser talent and hopefully he can take advantage.
Now that the Boston Bruins are winning, things could change for DeBrusk. When you are losing you can tend to overthink as you are desperate to try and give your team a spark. DeBrusk just needs to let the game come to him and eventually the scoring will come.
Boston is 4th in the Eastern Conference but has a chance to snag the 2 seed. If Jake DeBrusk can fix his scoring problems the Bruins could enter the playoffs in a decent position and a chance to bring the Stanley Cup back to the TD Garden.