It’s hard to not get overly excited, to put all the eggs in the basket or count them all at once or whatever the saying is. This Bruins team is looking like it could be a legitimate contender on most nights. Sure there are still hiccups along the way- they still can’t beat the Washington Capitals (but they did get a loser point) and Toronto currently owns the their season series 2-0 with only one more game to be played. But it’s hard to think about that when you see three games in a week’s span that resulted in five goals being scored by your team in each. And how about that goaltending?
Have you hugged your goalie today? pic.twitter.com/Pyuo6OA3AR
— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 3, 2018
I made a bold prediction on Bearly on Topic, well I made 4 bold predictions, and one of them was that Tuukka Rask would win the Vezina this year. Trying not to get too far ahead of myself but crazier things have happened.
Last night the Islanders never led for even one minute. Sure they tied it up for about one period when Brandon Carlo coughed up the puck in front of the net after a defensive zone face-off. C’est la vie.
— NHL (@NHL) January 3, 2018
But more importantly last night, the Bruins saw offensive production from three lines with goals by
Danton Heinen (Assisted by Riley Nash)
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 3, 2018
Patrice Bergeron (assisted by Brad Marchand and Heinen)
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 3, 2018
Brad Marchand (assisted by David Pastrnak)
What a play by Pastrnak. pic.twitter.com/ofeddTYXL2
— Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) January 3, 2018
Tim Schaller (assisted by Sean Kuraly and Charlie McAvoy) and an empty netter by Noel Acciari (assisted by Schaller and Miller). There was no video for those last two because of the vast NHL-wide conspiracy against New Hampshire and Rhode Island or fourth-liners or fourth-liners from NH and RI. It doesn’t matter, none of you are reading this far anyway so I can say whatever I want.
Next up: The Fancy Cats at the Garden.