The Boston Bruins picked up their sixth win in a row, and this time they did it without having to score six goals. However, they did score four goals against the New Jersey Devils in their 4-3 win on Tuesday night. Here are my five observations from the game.
Number Five- Dennis Seidenberg
Weird to start this off with a negative, but this was one of my observations. Dennis Seidenberg has not been as good on defense this season as he was in last season’s playoffs. His play has not been as strong as it could be, and it is kind of hard to understand why. But with the Bruins scoring as much as they have been, it is not a huge issue.
Number Four- Fourth Line
The fourth line was one of the top lines for the Bruins tonight, as they contributed to two of the Bruins third period goals. Gregory Campbell had two assists, and Shawn Thornton picked up his first goal of the season and first goal since last April, a 17-game scoreless stretch.
Number Three- Joe Corvo
Joe Corvo had arguably his best game as a Bruin, as he played a strong game on defense and assisted on the game-winning goal from Beniot Pouliot. On that play, he streaked down the right boards and shot on net. His aggressive play led to a shot on goal, and Pouliot scored on the rebound.
Number Two- Brad Marchand
Marchand was essentially benched in the second period after taking a dumb penalty, and then he scored a goal just mere seconds into the third period, right off of the opening faceoff. Marchand also had several other great scoring opportunities, leading the second line most of the night.
Number One- Not Dominant, But a Win
The Bruins have been winning games purely on domination, which is not a problem at all. But it was good to see them win a one-goal game where they did not dominate the opposing team, but did play very well for 60 minutes. In the end, a win like this was vital for them going forward. Not the victory itself, but to prove to themselves that they can win in any way they want.
The Bruins return Thursday night when they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at TD Garden.