Five Observations: Bruins Beat Jets in Shootout

The Boston Bruins opened their second game of the season as a Monday matinee against the Winnipeg Jets. They were coming off of a big win on Saturday night against the New York Rangers while the Jets lost to the Ottawa Senators in their opener.

The Bruins defeated the Jets in the shootout after goals from Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron and a stop by Tuukka Rask on Bryan Little to end the game. The Bruins are now 2-0 on the season with four points.

Less than two minutes in, Chris Thorburn scored for the Jets off of a faceoff in their offensive zone to go up 1-0. Tyler Seguin made a fantastic pass to Brad Marchand to tie the game with five minutes left in the first. After no more scoring the rest of the game, it headed to a shootout.

Number One: Krejci’s Line Shines

The line of David Krejci, Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton was the Bruins’ best one all night. Horton got several scoring chances while Lucic played physical and Krejeci made some good passes. They played the best game of the night for any line on both teams for the second straight game.

Number Two: Hamilton Looks Solid

In just his second NHL game, Dougie Hamilton looked like a veteran out there. He made one great play in the first period when he charged to the net and got a terrific scoring chance. He led the Bruins in ice time after one period with 7:33 logged.

Number Three: Johnson Plays Well

Aaron Johnson was trusted on the Bruins penalty kill throughout the game and got some solid shots off. His first hit was against Dustin Byfuglin and that got the crowd going as well. For his first game with the Bruins, they trusted him quite a bit and he made the plays he needed to make. He took a wide open shot late in the second and beat Pavelec, but it rang off of the post.

Number Four: Rebounds

Ondrej Pavelec gave up several juicy rebounds that the Bruins were not able to capitalize on throughout the game. Nathan Horton had about three of these chances himself, while Shawn Thornton, Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin all did as well. The Bruins were not able to take advantage on these chances despite getting several of them, on almost every shot.

Number Five: Pavelec

Despite the rebounds surrendered, overall Ondrej Pavelec played a fantastic game for the Jets. He made 26 saves for the Jets after giving up four goals to Ottawa the game before.


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