It has been a while since we have seen the Boston Bruins play but the wait was worth it. We got a classic Bruins victory on Friday night.
When you think of the Boston Bruins you think of a team that will deliver devastating hits but also put up some goals. Throughout the franchise’s history that has been their style of play.
This season we haven’t exactly seen that. Sure Boston has been scoring just fine but the physical aspect wasn’t there. Opponents would be taking runs at players with no repercussions.
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The NHL All-Star break felt like an eternity but finally hockey was back as the Bruins took on the Winnipeg Jets. After a week spent in tropical locations around the world, I am sure everyone was excited to see that Winnipeg was where their first game back would be played.
Friday’s game didn’t get off to the best of starts. 6 minutes into the game Boston’s defense was eaten alive and Boston went down 1-0.
But one hit changed the game.
McAvoy and Neal Pionk would get into a scrap (for some reason each player received a roughing penalty). Boston would be on the power play and get their first goal of the game.
Now I’m not saying that this needs to be the case every night. If Boston had 4 guys fight every night soon enough someone would get hurt.
But it was pleasing to see the Bruins stick up for themselves. It was even better to see them go on to win the game thanks to a Jake DeBrusk goal in the 3rd period. It would also be unfair not to mention Tuukka Rask’s great performance stopping 37 shots.
The Boston Bruins we know and love are back and that is quite the sight to see.