On Friday night the Boston Bruins blew a lead in the third period to the Buffalo Sabres. They saw the opposite result on Sunday evening as they picked up a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Led by goals from Tyler Seguin, Daniel Paille and Brad Marchand, I have my five observations from the contest.
Number Five: Marchand
Some have said that Brad Marchand might be the best offensive player on the Bruins right now. After he picked up his team leading eighth goal yesterday, it would be hard to argue with them.
Number Four: Tuukka Time
Again, who misses Tim Thomas? Tuukka Rask played another solid game in net, especially in the third period when the Jets were behind and getting many chances on goal. Rask made a key save with the seconds winding down in the game as well, preserving the win for Boston.
Number Three: Bourque
Chris Bourque has had his struggles, and is inexplicably on the power play, but last night played a pretty solid game. Milan Lucic was out and Bourque did a nice job of creating a physical game for himself and he even had some scoring chances.
Number Two: Effort
I thought in the Bruins’ loss to Buffalo they lacked some hustle and effort, especially on the Sabres’ game tying goal in the third period. It was just the opposite in this game. The Bruins had some great hustle plays that led to their goals, and even Seguin pitched in with a diving defensive play.
Number One: Seguin
Seguin has struggled this season and it has been well noted. But last night was a bounce back night for him, and he even remembered to get up on time in Winnipeg. He scored a goal, created a great defensive play, and had several great passes that reminded you of 2012 Seguin.