What a win last night. Talk about showing your true colors. The Bruins are showing their character and are once again proving that they are such a resilient team that can never be counted out.
I could not be happier as they are pulling out huge wins when they need to. Every player is stepping up huge. The Lucic-Spooner-Pastrnak line has been unbelievable and I'm very happy to see Lucic back to where he needs to be. Lucic's effort was the reason why they won last nights game. He created the scoring chance on the tying goal by beating Gudbranson to the puck and feeding Spooner. His effort was rewarded again when he scored the game winner.
I talked in an earlier blog about the thought of losing core guys like Lucic and I hope tonight showed Chiarelli and Neely that Lucic isn't ready to be traded. He's ready to continue being a clutch player for this team and to be a leader for young upcomers like Spooner and Pastrnak. That line has combined for 15 pts in the last 5 games and are setting the bar very high for the other lines, hopefully they answer the call and can contribute as much as these three have.
With last nights win the Bruins now have 91 pts, just sitting behind Detroit and just 3 points ahead of the Sens - Sens have a game in hand. They need to keep winning with the way Ottawa is playing. A win in Detroit tomorrow night would be huge. If the Bruins continue to play their game like they have been, it's gonna be hard to knock them out of that final playoff spot in the east.
This team is coming together and hopefully they can keep up this wave that they are on and ride it into the playoffs. This team has the ability to win, they just need to continue being a consistent 90 minute team and good things will happen.
- Would have loved to hear what was said in the dressing room between the 2nd and 3rd period
- Can't wait for Connolly to get back, can't wait to see what this kid brings
- Bartkowski needs to pick up his game after the way he played last night
- Headed to Detroit for tomorrow nights game, hoping to see another huge effort from the Bs and get a win
- Ottawa won so they are 3 pts back with a game in hand, talk about cutting it close