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Boston Bruins Looked Like A Tired Team Last Night Against The Oilers

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The Boston Bruins lost to the Edmonton Oilers by a score of 7-4.

Last night was a tough night for the Boston Bruins coming off Wednesday’s game against Calgary. Boston came out very slow and very sluggish and the Oilers took advantage right away. Before last nights game the Bruins were on a 4 game win streak.

First Period

The six of the eleven goals came during this period. First goal of the game game Patrick Maroon on the power play just 4:30 into the game.  Maroon was on the far side of Rask where Jordan Eberle found a small passing window and fired a pass over and Maroon had an open net. Then just 1 minute later Patrick Maroon scored again. This time he was assisted by Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. This goal came from a complete breakdown of the B’s defense. Draisailtl skated through three Bruins then hit McDavid who found Maroon crashing and hit him with the pass and Maroon potted his second of the period. Next was yet another ex Bruin, Benoit Pouliot. Pouliot’s goal was a very ugly as Boston had another breakdown. David Desharnais came down the left side as Carlo kept him to the outside. He continued around the net as Carlo dropped off in hopes that the back-checking Matt Beleskey would pick him up (he failed). Instead Beleskey went to the net with Carlo. Desharnais then put the puck put front and Pouliot out muscled both Carlo and Beleskey to put the puck in the back of the net.

 

Now that Oilers have stopped scoring we can talk about the Bruins. The first B’s goal came from David Pastrnak (his point streak continues) at 12:29 3 minutes after the Pouliot goal. This was a beautiful play. Torey Krug started the play by keeping in an attempted clear as the Bruins were on the power play. Krug then found Ryan Spooner on the half boards who then hit Brad Marchand on the near post. Marchy then found Pasta sneaking back door as he thread the pass through the crease and Pasta put it in. The whole play took about 3 seconds, that is what I call puck movement. Next came Brad Marchand with his 37th goal of the season. This goal was almost identical except the assists came from Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron. At this point I was thinking the Bruins are right back in this game and then a few minutes went by.

This is when Anton Slepyshev scored the Oilers 4th of the period. This was another ridiculous goal and another break down Anton was able to bat McDavid’s rebound out of the air and get it past Tuukka Rask. That was all just the first period.

Second Period 

Edmonton opened the scoring in the second as well. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins score the first goal on yet another BS goal. The puck was thrown out front as Nugent-Hopkins was looking to pass and the pucke bounced around and found its way in the net. Rask was pulled after this goal.  Then the Dominic Morre came right back with a sick backhand snipe that went top-shelf short side. This was also shorthanded. So once again make it a hockey game as the score was 5-3. Then Draisaitl answered Moore with a nifty goal as he caught Anton Khudobin trying to cheat to the other side expecting the pass. Draisaitl then snuck it short side past Doby. Another ugly goal. Milan Lucic who won a Stanley Cup here in Boston added to Edmonton’ lead. Lucic scored the easiest goal I have seen in a while, he was left uncovered in front of the net and was able to put in the rebound, on the power play. This was the Oilers third power play goal.

David Krejci stopped the bleeding with a power play goal of his own at the end of the second. Krejci scored off a one timer set up by Marchy, as Cam Talbot was screened in front.

Third Period.

No goal were scored in the third period

 

Up Next:

Boston has three days off before they head to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs.

 

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 Take Down Montreal In Preseason Game 1

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Bruins Grab First Win Of The Preseason

Boston took on the Canadiens last night in Quebec City and came out with a victory. Last nights team was all about the kids. Unfortnitally the game was not aired on TV in Boston. the Bruins defeated Montreal 3-2.

From what I have read from people that saw the game is that the kids were very impressive. Tim Schaller, Anders Bjork, and Jesse Gabrielle were the goal scorers. As the whole, the team seems like they are in a good spot to be competitive this season. Especially with all of the prospects on the roster that are eyeing a spot in the big club.

The most impressive was last years NCAA Hobey Baker Finalist Anders Bjork. Bjork scored his first goal in a Bruins uniform last night. Also, the word on the street is that his chemistry with the team is growing. Look for him to grab a top-six spot on the roster heading into the season.

Here is Anders Bjork on his first goal in. A very hockey guy answer:

 

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Boston Bruins Preseason Game 1 Preview

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Boston looks to take on rival Montreal in their first preseason game of 2018. This will be the first time we are seeing some players in a Bruins uniform. Look for the B’s to have some interesting lines.

The veterans will not be playing tonight like Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, David Krejci, Zdeno Chara, and David Pastrnak. Tonight’s game is all about the kids and what they can bring to the table. The game is not listed on being shown on NESN, but it may be broadcasted on 98.5 the sports hub.

Everything else is up in the air. The B’s have a ton of guys eyeing a spot on the roster and they do not want to let it slip away. The veterans are the only one who is a shoe-in and we may even see some of their jobs taken.

The puck drops tonight at 7 pm in Quebec City.

Game Roster for Tonights Game:

Forwards: Noel Acciari, Kenny AgostinoMatt Beleskey, Anders ‪Bjork, Colby Cave, Jesse Gabrielle, Justin Hickman, Riley Nash, Chris Porter, Tim Schaller, Zach Senyshyn, Ryan Spooner, Jack Studnicka

Defensemen: Chris Breen, Connor Clifton, Tommy Cross, Matt Grzelcyk, Jeremy Lauzon, Kevan MillerPaul Postma

Goaltenders: Zane McIntyre, Malcolm Subban

Non-Game Roster:

Forwards: David BackesPatrice Bergeron, Anton Blidh, Peter Cehlarik*, Austin Czarnik, Jake DeBrusk, Danton Ryan Fitzgerald, Colton Hargrove, Heinen, Jakob Forsbacka KarlssonDavid Krejci, Joona Koppanen, Sean KuralyBrad Marchand, Cedric Pare, David Pastrnak, Teddy Purcell, Jordan SzwarzFrank Vatrano

Defensemen: Zdeno CharaBrandon Carlo, Taylor Doherty, Torey Krug, Charlie McAvoy, Adam McQuaid, Rob O’Gara, Jakub Zboril

Goaltenders: Anton KhudobinTuukka Rask

 

 

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Boston Bruins Trying Pastrnak-Krejci-DeBrusk As A Line

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On Saturday morning at Boston Bruins training camp at the Warrior Ice Arena, the team skated an interesting line.

The newly re-signed David Pastrnak, the overpaid veteran David Krejci, and the unknown rookie in Jake DeBrusk all skated together in practice on Saturday.

This is an expected move with the main goal over the next several weeks to build chemistry within the trio.

Of course, this isn’t the only new lineup that Bruce Cassidy is trying out. On the top line, the B’s are skating Brad MarchandPatrice Bergeron-Anders Bjork. Following this logic, the third line center as of right now is veteran David Backes who failed to work out successfully as a wing last season. Backes, of course, could fly out on the wing with JFK centering which is something Boston has worked on in practice.

DeBrusk, like Bjork, will be in a battle for this top 6 role with other players like a Backes or a Frank Vatrano vying for those same spots. Boston’s forward group projects to be younger this year than any other season in recent memory. Aside from DeBrusk and Bjork there are other rookies who will likely find themselves on the Boston Bruins roster to start the season.

Jakob Forsbecka Karlson and Danton Heinen are two other names that come to mind when talking about this young forward group. Their roles with the 2017-18 Bruins is unclear at the moment. But as camp develops their role and potential for this season should start to clarify. But as it currently sits, here is what my forward group lines would look like as of right now based on what Cassidy is rolling in camp.

Marchand-Bergeron-Bjork

Pastrnak-Krejci-DeBrusk

Vatrano-JFK-Backes

Nash-Spooner-Acciari

Spooner on the fourth is a tough move, but it provides for a solid fourth line that can match up with other teams 3rd liners. This is an early look at the potential lines which will likely change as camp develops and exhibition games get underway.

On the outside looking in for now are players like Austin Czarnik, Tim Schaller, and Heinen.

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