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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 Need To Play A Full 60 Minutes If They Want To Win

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Bruins Only Like To Play Part Of The Game

Boston Bruins are not starting the season, as well as many, have hoped. the team had been stricken with injuries as well as an extremely new and young team. The injuries and the rookies are not their main problem.

The Bruins main problem is not playing a full 60 minutes. We have seen it every game this season. They get the lead and just kind of stop applying pressure. Now holding a lead is a difficult thing to do just ask the Atlanta Falcons. With the lead, a happy medium needs to be found between attacking pressure and keeping the lead. The best defense os a good offense.

Right now the B’s offense is much better than their defense. The best example is this past game against Buffalo. Boston had a 2 goal lead going into the third. The best way for them to get the win would have been to score first in the third and put the Sabres back on their heels. Instead, they let Buffalo score first and early in the period.

Similarly, even in the win in game 1 against the Predators, the Bruins gave the Pred’s a chance to come back and they did. It seems like a pattern is developing. Get the lead then sit back and relax and try and coast to the victory. This needs to stop and the first place it starts in the veterans like Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron. Not saying that it coming from them but they need to stop it.

We have seen this issue in previous years the 2013 Stanley Cup for example. It seems like this is the theme this year as it has happened in every game so far. Hopefully, they can find the drive to play an entire game because it is getting old annoying to see them take the lead then lose it as fast as they got it. If they plan to win this year Boston will need a full effort from everybody.

Up Next

Boston is off until Thursday when they take on the San Jose Sharks who always play a tough game. The game is at 7 and will be broadcast on NESN and 98.5 the sports hub.

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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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