3. Secondary scoring looks to stay hot
One of the main reasons that the Boston Bruins have been able to get deep in the playoffs is due to the fact that the secondary scoring has stepped up.
Deadline acquisition Charlie Coyle has also been productive in this deep playoff run. After the Bruins’ first goal in Game 2, he now has 7 goals and 6 assists; good for 5th on the team with 13 points. After 3 points so far in the Cup, Sean Kuraly now has 3 goals and 5 assists for 8 points, good for 8th on the team in the playoffs.
Torey Krug leads all Bruins’ defenseman in playoff scoring. The heavy hitter has only one goal, but 11 assists for 12 points, good for 6th on the team. Charlie McAvoy is the next defenseman with 2 goals and 6 assists for 8 points and is 10th on the team in scoring.
David Krejci is having himself a nice playoff run as well. Coming in at third on the team, the veteran winger has 14 points from 4 goals and 10 assists. No. 46 has yet to record a point against the Blues, but you can expect him to break the ice in Game 3. Linemate Jake DeBrusk has 8 points himself, off 3 goals and five assists, including his first Final’s point coming in Game 2 on the Charlie Coyle goal.
If the top line struggles in Game 3, the players mentioned above have to pickup the slack. A few other guys are looking to break through and contribute as well. I expect the whole roster to be hungry and eager to contribute with so much on the line in a crucial Game 3.
Saturday night is a very important game. Being up 2-1 in the Stanley Cup is much different from being down 1-2. With the series now a best of 5, every game is important, every game is the biggest game of the season. The series has now shifted to St. Louis, where the Blues are 5-5 in the postseason. The Bruins are 5-2 on the road in the playoffs.
Let’s hope the Boston Bruins can improve on that road record.