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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 Patrice Bergeron Impact Felt Immediately In Win Over Vancouver

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Boston Bruins Get A Win And Bergeron Is Back

Boston Bruins faced the Vancouver Canucks and to everyone’s surprise, Patrice Bergeron made his return to the ice. His presence was noticed on the first shift. The team just looked better. This also meant that the Bjork-Bergeron-Marchand line was back together.

This line was unbelievable. The rumors were that they had grown chemistry at camp but who knew it would be like this. This line reminds me of the “conehead” line from Miracle on Ice. These guys just click and it is a sight to see. Bjork showed us what he can really deliver now that he has the best passer in the league back.

Just like most of the games this season the Bruins fell behind early. Everyone thought it here we go again. Except it was different this time. Bergeron was back and he made a difference as he nabbed an assist on the first goal of the game. The goal came from Anders Bjork who has been struggling to find the back of the net.

Boston was then given a power play after a vicious hit on Frank Vatrano from Erik Gudbranson. Then Tim Schaller abiding by the code of hockey fought Erik Gudbranson for his awful hit. It should be a suspendable play. Gudbranson received a major penalty. Luckily Frank would come back at some point in the game. David Pastrnak decided to take matters into his own hands and show that he is worth that big contract with a beautiful goal.

The Bruins were still on the powerplay and Bjork got his second of the game to make it a 2 goal game. Still, on the powerplay, David Krejci added a goal of his own to make it 4-1 just 10:40 into the game. Bergeron ended the first period with 2 assists. Just his presence and skill help the team step up their own game. It is something he has done for Boston for a long time.

Brad Marchand started off the second period with a goal from Bergeron. Boston then had a bit of a lapse as the Canucks capitalized on the powerplay with a goal from who else but Thomas Vanek. Then another from Bo Horvat just 34 seconds later. Luckily the Bruins got their composure back and were able to take the two-goal lead into the third.

The third was quite dull compared to the first two. Boston was able to get the nail in the coffin from you guessed it, Bergeron. Bergeron finished the game with 4 points. He is the difference maker in that locker room and on the ice.

Up Next:

The Bruins will face off against Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres tomorrow night. It will be a clash of BU between Eichel and Charlie McAvoy.

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Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back Against Vancouver Canucks

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Boston Bruins VS Vancouver Canucks Preview

Boston Bruins will look to bounce back from a tough start tonight as they face the Canucks at home.  Not much has gone right for the team so far and it is not going to stop at least not yet.

It was announced that Ryan Spooner will miss 4-6 weeks with a tear in his groin. Then on top of that yesterday in practice Anders Bjork collided with Tuukka Rask during a drill and Rask was helped off the ice. So far there has not been an update on Rask. There are also reports that Zane McIntyre has been recalled. Adam McQuaid was also injured last game but has practiced and s not ruled out.

There is some good news out of all of this both Patrice Bergeron and David Backes have been skating. Bergy has been wearing the red no-contact jersey but he is skating. It sounds like Backes may play tonight.

It may be early in the season but this still almost a must-win game. Boston has shown spurts of talent and promise but has yet to put it all together. Tonight could be the night against a very beatable team. Also, Loui Eriksson of the Canucks has been placed on the IR for the Canucks. This will help it make it easier on the Bruins as they will be able to put more attention on the Sedin brothers.

Also, Kenny Agostino was called up and may make his debut tonight. Should he have been here from the start is what many are thinking. He has been off to a hot start down in Providence. Maybe he is that spark the team is missing.

“We liked the way Anton played last year at the end of the year, we liked he’s camp, we liked his first game,” said Cassidy. “We sort of mapped out the schedule for October, we’re gonna stick to that. Obviously if we have to deviate because of an injury then we’ll do that and have confidence in him for sure.”

Let’s just hope the Bruins can pull out a win tonight as they need one.

Keys to The Game:

  • Score First
  • make crisper plays on the breakout
  • show some passion

The game will be broadcast on NESN and 98.5 the Sports Hub.

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Boston Bruins Going Down Quick, Spooner and McQuaid Hurt

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The Boston Bruins season hasn’t exactly gone according to plan so far. As of the writing of this post the team is 2-3 on their season. Not exactly a deep hole, but the way they have gotten to it is mildly concerning.

Injuries have plagued the team thus far with players like Patrice Bergeron, David Backes, and Torey Krug missing time to start the season. But on Sunday the injuries continued to pile up with forward Ryan Spooner and defensemen Adam McQuaid going down against the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

Spooner went down in the second period having suffered a lower-body injury after just 6:42 ice time. In five games he has one assist as the primary third line center. If Spooner is down for an extended period of time it looks like Austin Czarnik will get the first crack in his place. This year is crucial to Spooner’s career with it likely being his last real shot at proving himself to Boston.

Spooner’s injury was not realized on TV and was only noticed after the second period was concluded. McQuaid, on the other hand, was visibly in pain and had to be helped off the ice. McQuaid went down in the third period after going to block a Colin Miller slap shot that hit him in the inner knee.

The Boston Bruins have until Thursday to get ready for their next game which will be against the Vancouver Canucks at home in TD Garden.

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