The Boston Bruins have rebounded nicely after their loss to Washington earlier in the week with wins over Toronto on Thursday and then the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday. It was Jordan Caron’s first game of the season, and that is a part of my five observations.
Number Five: Caron
Once Chris Bourque got sent down, we all were wondering if Jordan Caron can be what Bourque was not. He looked pretty good yesterday getting an assist and generally creating more chances for the third line. He played physical and was much more of an offensive force than Bourque.
Number Four: Seguin
Remember when we were all worried about Tyler Seguin? His offense looks pretty good now as he is up to six goals on the season. He played very well against Philadelphia, creating lots of offensive in all situations and scoring the first goal of the game.
Number Three: Krejci
We got a scare in the second period when David Krejci was hit by Simon Gagne in the arm and went down the runway, and then didn’t come out right away in the third period. Luckily, he came back a few minutes into the period unhurt. Looks like the Bruins dodged a bullet.
Number Two: Rebound
There was a lot of concern to be had after Boston blew a 3-0 first period lead to the Capitals on Tuesday. Luckily they have been able to rebound in a great way with a 4-2 win over Toronto and this 3-0 win over the Flyers.
Number One: Tuukka
Tuukka Rask started to become a concern after allowing a couple of tough goals in the Washington loss. But yesterday he looked fantastic after Anton Khudobin had started on Thursday night in the Toronto win.