Okay, so it’s only two games in a row.

But when it’s the first time all season you’ve accomplished that feat, it’s something worth noting. The fact is the Bruins are playing quite well right now, at least in some very key areas, and their win/loss record in that past few weeks might not be the best indicator of how their game is progressing. Their well documented scoring woes have had them losing some extremely close, defensive games in which they have played very well as a team.

It seems that they are buying into Claude Julien’s defensive system in a big way right now, with the whole unit on the same page and the results are starting to come. They’ve become extremely proficient at penalty killing, having smothered 28 of the last 29 opponent’s power plays which, given the importance of special teams play in the modern NHL, bodes well for future success.

The scoring will return, I fully expect that. Marc Savard and Milan Lucic will return from injury. David Krejci will get healthy and begin to warm up and, in turn, benefit from not seeing the first checking unit on opposing teams with Savard back. Marco Sturm and Michael Ryder (hope hope hope) will remember where the net is and how to put that little black rubber biscuit into it.

So speaketh Kenstrodamus.

Fight Watch: The Florida Panthers are in town tonight and prospects are not good. Only five fighting majors recorded all season and no real heavyweight in sight. They have recently reclaimed 6-5 250 lb. (and former Providence Bruin) Steve MacIntyre from the Oilers but it appears he is ticketed for Rochester to get into playing shape, having logged only 6:18 minutes of ice time this season.

Otherwise, most involved recently has been the immortal Kenndal McArdle (no. 71 in your program) with two bouts, his opponents being Matt Bradley and Shean Donovan.

Both voted at as draws.



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