Somehow the Bear cubs found a way to win not just one, but two games on this recent West Coast swing. These four points are very important to this youthful injury-plagued team for they have leaped over the Montreal Canadiens for 5th place in the Atlantic Division, who are two points behind with two more games played. That’s right, these Bruins have managed to not fall into the basement as more and more players end up spending time on the mend. However, they are still out of the playoff picture by the once important and arbitrary date of US Thanksgiving, which is totally this Thursday.
One major improvement to the team occurred when second line center David Krejci returned to the lineup after nearly a month of recovery from a back injury. Having a fully functioning center is important to help the bear cubs learn to play the game the NHL way. Peter Cehlarik scored his first NHL goal in Saturday night’s game. He looks so excited about it.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 19, 2017
Of course, we still have players down. Brad Marchand and Anders Bjork are on IR, which means we probably won’t see them Wednesday night. And Torey Krug is day-to-day with something. Oh, right, it’s an upper body injury.
You guys need to get well soon and come back.
It’s official: the Bruins will play the Blackhawks on New Years Day 2019 in South Bend, Indiana, or more specifically the Notre Dame Stadium at, duh, Notre Dame. We could call it by it’s proper name but I don’t want to ruin it.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 18, 2017
Let's check in on the Habs! pic.twitter.com/RUzXCExLwa
— Callum Fraser (@CallumFraser18) November 19, 2017