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Boston Bruins Beat The Vancouver Canucks In A Playoff Esque Game

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The Boston Bruins Take Down The Canucks

Boston Bruins came out hot once again in this must win game. A game that was very winnable against the struggling Canucks. The worst is that the Ottawa Senators have won their past 6 games making it hard for the B’s to catch up.

First Period

David Backes scored the first goal of the game just 6 minutes into the game. It was a very ugly goal as Backes drove to the net, and Patrice Bergeron through the puck out front in hops of a tip in. Bergy got something along those lines, the puck bounced off Backes’ skate and found it way into the net.

The period went stagnant for a while until the Canucks scored two quick goals, both from Markus Ganlund. The two were almost identical, both goals came off the rush, while the Bruins were caught sleeping. The first was a great pass from one Sedin to the other and then to Granlund for the goal. Almost the same play happened two minutes later at 1705 of the first and Granlund scored to pull the Canucks ahead. That was it for scoring in the first.

Second Period

Zdeno Chara scored 13:58 into the second after the B’s had some good chance but were unable to get the puck past Ryan Miller.  Big Z’s goal was all due to the hard work on the half boards put in by Dominic Moore. Moore was fighting for the puck with two other Canucks. Then he was able to get the puck back to Chara, who one-timed it, and with a Jimmy Hayes Screen Miller had no chance. This tied the game at 2, but not for long.

Alexander Edler regained the lead for Vancouver less than a minute later, with a goal that never should have been a goal. The Bruins played solid D, forcing the streaking Edler to the outside, he took one shot that Rask saved . Then picked up his own rebound and put the puck on net. The puck then just went right through Rask. This should have been a routine save for Tuukk’s. At this point I was thinking the Bruins can not lose to Vancouver.

Third Period

Brad Marchand was not about to lose to the Canucks so he decided to make that a point and score just 58 seconds into the third. This was a powerplay goal as the Canucks took a penalty at the end of the Second. The goal came off a failed attempt from David Pastrnak who then passed it out front and it found Marchy. The game was now tied at 3. Marchand was not done as he scored again jut a few moment later. This was a gorgeous goal. March picked up a rebound on the half-boards, then cut to the net. Miller went down early and Marchy was able to out wait Miller to put the puck in the back of the net. This is what can make Marchand be in the elite scorer class, with patients like this.

David Krejci then decided to get the insurance goal. It was nice to see Krejci score because he has been struggling this season. Hopefully his goal last night will get him hot. Krejci was set up nicely by David Pastrnak who grabbed a loose puck behind the net and made a seam pass to Krejci who scored. Then to add insult to injury March decided to score an empty netter to complete the Hat trick.

“Lots of great memories in this building so it is fun just to come in here and reminisce and when you have a night like that it just adds to those memories,” Marchand said. “That’s kind of when I get into it more and not a good idea for them.”

The Bruins showed that they can come back in a game and that they have no problem  scoring against okay teams. We will have to see how they pair against the red-hot Calgary Flames who have won 10 straight games. That game is Tomorrow in Calgary.

 

 

 

 

Justin is a Computer Networking student at Wentworth Institute of Technology and joined the Trifecta Network as an Editor in February of 2016 and is a guest on Down to the WIRE Sports Talk.

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Boston Bruins Recall Jordan Szwarz From Providence

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The Boston Bruins recalled forward Jordan Szwarz from the AHL Providence Bruins on Friday per General Manager Don Sweeney.

Szwarz’s recall is strictly on an emergency basis. The 26-year-old forward has three assists in 10 games with Boston in 2017-18 with the majority of his playing time this season coming in Providence.

For the P-Bruins he has a team-high 15 goals and 20 assists for 35 points with an impressive plus-25 rating in 34 games.

Szwarz who is from Burlington, Ontario has appeared in 45 career NHL games tallying four goals and three assists for seven points with 21 penalty minutes.

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Boston Bruins Need To Stay Away From Ryan McDonagh

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Bruins Need To Look To Future And Not The Now

Recently the talks between the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins about a trade involving Rick Nash and/or Ryan McDonagh have heated up. Now, these would be great players to add to this team if that is the direction the team wanted to go. The only problem is that Sweeney and Neely have been pushing for youth. If this is the case then it should stay that way.

Also, it seems like the asking price for either of the two is Carlo a prospect and a high-round (1st or 2nd) pick. That is too much for two guys getting closer to the end of their career than the start. McDonagh is 28, Nash is 33. Both are a bit too old for the direction the Bruins want to go. The league is all about youth right now. Right now the Bruins have that and a lot of it.

This is also why some people do not see this as a problem. The problem is that they may be obliged to make a move. Thre is no need to make a move if there is no reason for one. Boston Has improved their defensive game a ton this year and bringing a new guy could mess with that.

I do not want to see the Bruins try and win now just because they are hot. I do not think they could beat the Capitals, Lightning or Pittsburg at this point in a series. Also, the Bruins are still a bit behind top teams in the west. An entire series with one would be difficult to come out on top. They should just stick with what they have and plan for the future.

Boston will still be able to make a decent playoff push this year but all the way seems like a bit of a stretch. The cup within the next five years is within reach if they stay the course.

All we can do is hope that Cam and Don decide to do the right thing when they are called upon.

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Boston Bruins Should Stay Quiet At Trade Deadline

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Boston Bruins Have Some Decision Making To Do With Pending

Trade Deadline

Boston Bruins this year have impressed many and surprised even more with their success. The thought of the club being second in the Atlantic was not even though at the beginning of the year. Patrice Bergeron and the B’s have found some chemistry and have been winning left and right including an 18 game point streak. Now comes the question of do they make a trade? Trades are not always made to better the team but as we have seen the B’s so many times they are used to free up some money.

The Bruins are tight on money, The biggest issue is David Krejci at $7.25 million and Torey Krug at $5.25 million. These are the two players taking a ton of cap space with not a great return. While Krejci is having a better year than last his play has been falling off for years. Then with Krug his play in his own end has seems to be getting worse. Krug is a zero on the plus/minus scale while Zdeno Chara is plus 27, and Chara plays a ton of PK.

Trade Rumors

There have been whispers that the Bruins are talking with Ryan McDonagh as well as Edmonton Oilers Winger Patrick Maroon. Maroon, absolutely not he is the wrong direction the team wants to go. With McDonagh maybe if the price is right. The only way is if Krug McQuaid and/or Miller is moved. Matt Grzelcyk has proved that he deserves a spot on this team while Krug has blundered. Look for Krug to be shopped if the B’s do want to make a move.

Trading Block:

Untouchables:

Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, Charlie McAvoy, Jake Debrusk, Brad Marchand, Anders Bjork

Trade If Price Is Right Or If Possible

Ryan Spooner, Danton Heinen, Torey Krug, David Krejci with the waive of his no-move clause.

This team should stick with what they have and make it better rather than trading for a rental and going out early. Neeley and Sweeny have said time and time again they want the kids to play. So far so good, and why change something that is not broken.

Tanner’s Untouchables:

Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, Charlie McAvoy, Anders Bjork

Trade If Price Is Right Or If Possible

Ryan Spooner, David Krejci, Brad Marchand, Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara

I am not sold on this years team and think Don Sweeney should be focused on winning later rather than getting bounced early now.

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