This past Saturday, the Boston Bruins faced off against the Detroit Red Wings. While not yet the main focus of Boston sports, the Bruins and their high-flying offense should be getting more attention.
The Bruins ended their homestand as they wanted. They pounded on a weaker team as they put up eight goals. In the three games at the Garden, they have a goal differential of 17-6 and man, do they look good.
David Pastrnak scored three times, giving him a grand total of 101 goals in his career. He also got help from the kids in this game as Jake Debrusk tallied his first two goals of the season. Other goal scorers were Charlie McAvoy, Sean Kuraly and Anders Bjork. It’s a great sight to see when Bjork scores because he has a lot of promise in his game and hopefully he can be a contributing factor moving forward.
Rask was in between the pipes and he earned the win with 32 saves on 34 shots faced. It wasn’t his best performance, but having a two-headed monster in net along with Halak could be a deadly combo during this season. It’s the Bruins fourth win in a row since losing to the Washington 7-0 in their first game of the season.
The Bruins look like a solid team as they head to western Canada, and if they can keep the scoring up, then I see them coming home without a loss. The Bruins will battle against Calgary on Wednesday, Edmonton again on Thursday, and Vancouver on Saturday night.
With all of the craziness of the Celtics starting up, the Red Sox in the ALCS, and the Patriots in mid-season form, it’s easy to forget about the Bruins, but don’t. This team is for real and we could be watching them in May.
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