The Bruins started with a subpar effort but it turned on the switch at the right time as they defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-3.
The Bruins seemed to be going back to their old ways and not playing in the style that new Head Coach Bruce Cassidy has set up. They were focusing on the point and not cycling the puck. Bo Horvat scored the first goal of the game to extend his season total to 16 goals. Then a little over halfway into the first period the Bruins were playing well again. Kevan Miller, I repeat KEVAN MILLER scored a goal. The goal was his second of the season and personally, I feel that’s enough to secure a future coaching spot for interim Bruce Cassidy. Then near the end of the first the “American Sniper,” Frank Vatrano blew one past Ryan Miller for his 7th goal of the season.
The second period was rather dull with Alex Burrows scoring his 8th goal of the season.
Colin Miller absolutely rocketed one past the Canucks goaltender for his 4th goal of the season. He put his whole weight body into it and was assisted by none other than Jimmy Hayes. Jimmy Hayes has a freakin point. That is an act of God. The Vancouver Canucks tied the game at 14:23 in the third period with Markus Granlund netting his 14th goal of the season. Then David Pastrnak put the game away with 2 minutes left in the game. The goal was Pasta’s 25th of the season.
Also, a backup goalie won a game for the Bruins. Anton Khudobin stopped 29 shots and was standing on his head at times just making some phenomenal saves. If the Bruins can have a solid backup goalie they can give Tuukka a rest and will help them in their hunt for the playoffs.
Peter Cehlarik made his professional debut and seems to be an energy boost as a young player. His speed and passing ability are great and he plays physical which all Bruins fans love.
Bruce Cassidy seems to be doing a quality job and may have a long-term position as Bruins Head Coach.