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Boston Bruins Recap: Despite Win Over Isles The Team Is Still Toast

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Boston Bruins Recap: Despite Win Over Isles The Team Is Still Toast

The Boston Bruins captured a win in what seemed like the most important game of their NHL season as the team beat the New York Islanders to stop their four game losing streak from going to a five game skid.

Going into the game the B’s found themselves on the outside of the playoff picture looking in with the Islanders being the team that was ahead of them in the Wild Card spot, with the win the Boston Bruins moved back into the wild card spot and currently sit a full two points ahead of the Islanders in that spot. Mathematically the B’s have just north of a 60% chance of making the Stanley Cup Playoffs and they only sit one point behind the third place Toronto Maple Leafs.

Despite the match moving back into Boston’s favor with seven games remaining in their regular season campaign, you can’t help but feel down on the franchise that has missed the playoffs each of the last two seasons and is coming off of a disastrous skid which ended in their star goaltending shitting his pants.

Even if Boston maintains this second wildcard spot it doesn’t mean much because they would have to face the Washington Capitals who are the top team in the Eastern Conference. That is a matchup that even the most optimistic Bruins fan knows they will lose quickly. Now if they can get by Toronto, then maybe, just maybe, there is a chance.

If the B’s sneak back into the third spot in the Atlantic they will then face off with the Ottawa Senators, a team that they are currently 0-3 against in the season series. But with the Black and Gold facing the Sens in the second to last game of the season they have the chance to change all of that momentum. If they can do all of this, which might be a long-shot, you could see this Bruins team make the playoffs and win a round.

But do not get your hopes up as the chances of this happening are slim at this point, especially after last weeks loss against Ottawa and the recent play/injury to goaltender Tuukka Rask.

I think at times like this it is important to remember going into the season many of us thought this Boston Bruins squad would not be playoff team this season given the lack of offseason upgrades and the general feeling of the team. But instead this years team has shown promise, players like David Pastrnak have broken out and rookies like Brandon Carlo have shown great promise. Even the promotion of Bruce Cassidy has shown the team has found a capable man in charge of the team.

With prospects like the Charlie McAvoy’s of the world on the horizon under GM Don Sweeney‘s excellent prospect acquisition skills we might see a young Boston Bruins team who can win a title in the near future. So my fellow Bruins fans, this might not be our season but it has shown promise of a future that looks brighter than it did at the end of last season.

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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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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