A Tale Of Two Games


Well, we start off with Saturday as the Bruins were in the sunshine state visiting the Florida Panthers.

The Bruins had an all around phenomenal game blowing out the Panthers 4-0. “We’ve had some tough nights where we’ve worked hard and we haven’t got the results,” coach Claude Julien said. “This is one of the few games that we’ve been able to extend a lead and get ourselves a win that we feel much better about.” Brad Marchand scored two goals to bring his season total to 12. Also, David Backes scored his 10th goal of the season and Riley Nash scored his 2nd goal with the Bruins. Tuukka Rask also had a great game with 25 saves. “I like Florida. It’s warm and sunny here,” Rask said when asked about his success against the Panthers. “I don’t know. No particular reason, I don’t think. We’ve played some good games against them throughout the years.”

Now we get to Sunday’s game. The Bruins traveled to Carolina to play the Hurricanes.

Newly recalled Goalie Zane McIntyre started in his 4th career game and he is still yet to win a game. The Bruins lost a close game 4-3 in Overtime. Both Brad Marchand and David Backes scored in their second straight games. Also, Tim Schaller scored his 6th goal of the season. “It was one of those momentum-shift games, and in the third period, I thought we came hard and played really well,” Boston coach Claude Julien said. “You could tell we wanted to win the game. But when you play back-to-backs you need everybody going, and tonight we didn’t have everybody going.”

Sebastien Aho had a great game for the Hurricanes scoring two goals including the overtime winner.”I just tried to be patient with the puck and get it to go in,” said Aho, who has 10 goals and 13 assists and is a plus-6 on the season. “Sometimes you need to score dirty ones in the NHL. But it’s always fun to score.””He’s a good player and a smart player,” Hurricanes coach Bill Peters added. “He’s had a steady progression in his development. Hanging onto pucks, making plays. It would be nice if he became a little more selfish, took it to the net more and looked to be a shooter. But he’s a 19-year-old kid and his progression is right where you expect it. And he’s responsible defensively. He doesn’t have to cheat to generate offense, and he’s got pride away from the puck.” Cam Ward also had a good game with 32 saves.”We just have to stay comfortable in those situations,” Ward said. “I don’t think we showed any panic there, and we were able to capitalize on our opportunities.”

I just have to add where has David Pastrnak gone he has had a great start but seems to have cooled off. Next up for the Bruins is the St.Louis Blues on Tuesday night.




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