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Boston Bruins Put Out The Flame in Calgary’s 10 Game Win Streak On Flames Home Turf

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Bruins Are On A Roll

The Boston Bruins took down the flames last night by a score of 5-2. In the past two games the Bruins have scored 11 goals, as Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak stay hot.

This was another statement making game for the B’s. They have been in a must win scenario for about a month now, and have shown that they indeed want to make the playoffs. With last night win the black and gold sit in third place in the Atlantic, and are 5 points in front of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Also Ottawa is only 3 points ahead except they still have games in hand.

First Period

This game started a little different that the previous as the B’s came out looking a little flat. Alex Chiasson was able to find the loose puck in front of the net and chip it past Anton Khudobin. The goal came from the Bruins inability to first clear the zone, then clear the front of the net. This allowed Chiasson to keep chipping at the puck that eventually went in. Next came the red hot David Pastrnak down the right wing, he then there the puck on net and it found its way through Ex bruin Chad Johnson in this battle of the backups. Pasta’s goal kept his point streak alive and he is now on a 10 game point streak. That would end the scoring for the first and the B’s would head to the locker rooms tied.

Second Period

The other hot Bruins Brad Marchand decided to show why he should be in the elite forward talk. Ryan Spooner had flipped the puck up to get it into the zone, and the Flames decided to just stand there and watch as Marchand made his way through the defense and chipped the loose puck past Johnson for the B’s to take the lead. The play reminded me of the scene from Might Ducks when they flip the puck sky high and the other team just watches as the ducks walk in and score. Next came one of the craziest goals I have seen in a while. Another ex Bruin Dougie Hamilton shot the puck on net from the red line an it somehow found its way into the back of the net. David Backes answered quickly with a goal of his own.

But lets rewind back to late in the first period where Backes was pursuing the puck and got his legs tangled with a flames player. Maybe he just tripped. Either way he fell awkwardly into the boards and hit his knee. He had to be helped off the ice. Now pack to is goal, he was part of a three on two with David Krejci and Frank Vatrano. Frank crashed the net which drew the defense to him and opened a passing lane for Krejci to hit Backes. Backes then made a sweet snipe to the far side top corner for the B’s to retake the lead.

Third Period

The third period was all Bruins as both Matt Beleskey and Pasta scored. Beleskey’s goal was his first in 22 games. The goal came from a 2 on 0 rush with Ryan Spooner. Spooner help the puck as long as he could then made a backhand pass and Beleskey was able to finish. Then Pasta closed out the scoring to cap the game with an empty netter and his second of the game. This was Pastrnak’s 30th goal of the season. His first 30 goal season of his career. I said at the beginning of the season that if he can stay healthy which he did for the most part. I would expect Pastrnak to get 25 goals. If it was not for that stretch were pasta was out with an injury he would be up there with Crosby and Marchand for the Rocket Richard trophy.

Coming Up

Next up for the Bruins is Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers, who are actually good this year. The game is tonight in Edmonton, and can be seen on NESN at 9pm ET.

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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