Nine games into a 2015-16 NHL season, a Boston Bruins’ energy play shows no signs of negligence down.
The Bruins netted another dual goals on a male advantage in Friday’s 3-1 win over a Florida Panthers, upping their league-leading deteriorate sum to 11.
For context, Boston finished 27th in a NHL in power-play goals final season, handling only 38 over 82 games.
“We’ve been operative on it,” core David Krejci told reporters, as aired on “Bruins Overtime LIVE.” “We got another dual goals (Friday), so it’s always a good feeling. So, let’s build on that. We’ve got another one (Saturday), so let’s try to put a integrate pucks in a net again.”
The Bruins’ chastisement kill hasn’t been scarcely as effective this deteriorate (27th in acclimatisation commission entering Friday), though they hold a Panthers scoreless on 5 of their 6 power-play opportunities, with Florida’s lone goal entrance on a 5-on-3.
Boston now has warranted during slightest a indicate in any of a final 6 games and still has nonetheless to remove divided from TD Garden (4-0-0).
“We try to keep things simple,” goalie Tuukka Rask told NESN rinkside contributor Sarah Davis. “Just put pucks in and grub it out. Not doing anything too flattering out there. It’s been operative for us. The same thing happened during home, so we’re only perplexing to play a same approach and keep this going.”
Some additional records from Friday’s action:
— Brad Marchand kick aged nemesis Roberto Luongo for dual of a Bruins’ 3 goals. As reader Brian Picccirillo forked out on Twitter, it was a initial time Marchand had scored twice on a maestro goaltender in one diversion since…
— The World Cup of Hockey earnings subsequent fall, definition this deteriorate will offer as a proof belligerent of sorts for players anticipating to paint their particular nations during a 2016 tourney in Toronto.
Competition for register spots on Team Canada — a reigning Olympic champion — is approaching to be quite steep. Bergeron is an apparent choice for inclusion, and he could unequivocally good be assimilated by Marchand, who told The Boston Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa he’d positively like to be considered.
“Potentially, yeah,” Marchand told Shinzawa. “Maybe. But we consider a lot of it will go on how a deteriorate goes and how any actor performs.
“There’s a lot of unequivocally good players in this league, generally in Canada. Lot of talent, lot of competition. we wish I’m in a running. But time will tell.”
Marchand, who final played for Canada during a 2008 World Junior Championships, has scored during slightest a indicate in all 5 games given returning from a concussion he suffered during a initial week of a season.
— Krejci assisted on a power-play idea by Zdeno Chara to extend his season-opening indicate strain to 9 games. It also was a 300th assist of his career.
— Bruins winger Jimmy Hayes did not cause into a scoring in his initial diversion opposite his former team, though he did record 6 shots on idea (the infancy of that came during one late-game flurry) to go along with a game-high 6 hits.
— The Bruins are in a midst of their initial back-to-back of a season. Next adult is a outing to Tampa Bay for a Saturday night assembly with a Lightning.
The Lightning already have gotten a best of a B’s once this month, winning 6-3 during TD Garden in maybe Rask’s shakiest opening of a immature season.
“We’re only going to fly into Tampa and get some rest and uncover adult (Saturday),” a netminder told Davis. “It’s a tough team. We have to play unequivocally plain invulnerability in sequence to win.”
Tampa Bay has not looked quite challenging of late, however, losing any of a final 3 games and 6 of a final eight.
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