Holy crap, it was quite a week of Bruins hickey, starting on Sunday when the Bruins snapped the five-season losing streak against the Capitals, the win against the Metropolitan leading Isles, and…
They should have won that game against the Rangers.
The Very Good:
- Tuukka Rask! This week, Tuukka won two games, including a shutout against the Caps on Sunday. That shutout was a fitting way to surpass Tiny Thompson’s record for most all-time wins for a Bruins goaltender. Tuukka stood on his head and said, “Guys, I feel fine, I got this.”On Tuesday, he allowed one goal against the Isles and that one was a power play goal.
Patrice Bergeron! This week the perfect two-way player celebrated playing in his 1000th game in a Bruins uniform by scoring two in that game and by being carried off the ice by “Oh Captain, My Captain” Zdeno Chara.
You would have to be Patrice Bergeron
— MelB37 (@glecca63) February 7, 2019
I wish I aged as nicely as Patrice Bergeron did. pic.twitter.com/u4KItfBRlD
— Melissa✨ (@_thedogmother) February 5, 2019
— Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) February 6, 2019
And, he had 3 goals this week, to boot.
Five points this week which beats last week’s two. And that win over Washington was exactly what everyone needed. Of course, Tuukka predicted it.
Rask on stopping this losing streak: “Lucky we got Washington coming up.”
— Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) February 1, 2019
Feeling like a broken record: secondary scoring is still an issue. This week only 3 /7 goals came from sources other than the top line, which is improved. Even then, assists tended to be provided by either Pastrnak or Marchand. Bruce Cassidy swapped some players back and forth to spur the scoring, notably Pasta and Heinen. This swap proved two things: (1) Pasta is that good that he doesn’t need to be on Bergy’s line (but he has earned it) and (2) Bergy, and Marchy to a lesser extent, will make anyone look good on that right wing.
This Week in Gritty:
Gritty continues to capture the national imagination, this week attending a super bowl party with Stephen Colbert and his best actor friend, Patrick Stewart.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) February 4, 2019
Patrick Stewart is no Claude Giroux.