The Boston Bruins picked up their fourth win in a row with a 6-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers last night. The Bruins got out to a fast start, but let Edmonton tie it before they regained control and picked up the victory. Here are my five observations from the evening.
Number Five- Tuukka Rask
Playing in back to back games for the first time this season, the backup netminder shined. First he allowed just two goals to the New York Islanders, and he allowed three to the Oilers last night while making 27 saves. Rask has looked sharp, and Claude Julien has more confidence in him than ever when Tim Thomas needs a rest.
Number Four- Johnny Boychuk
Quietly, Boychuk has been one of the Bruins best defensemen this season. Last night he was consistently making good plays, and was once again one of the better defensemen on the ice. He is paired up with Zdeno Chara for a reason; the Bruins trust his game more than ever, and he has been out there against the top scorers.
Number Three- Milan Lucic
Lucic is finally starting to turn it on for the Bruins. After looking ok for a few games with Tyler Seguin, Lucic has been playing with Nathan Horton and David Krejci and looks like he is back to true form. He scored another goal last night, and he also had an assist. Bruins fans have to be happy to see him playing well again.
Number Two- Second Line
The second line might actually be the Bruins top line this season. Tyler Seguin scored yet another goal, and Brad Marchand scored as well. Patrice Bergeron was a vital part of the offense and defense like always. If the second line keeps playing like this, the Bruins will keep putting up the goals like we have seen.
Number One- Scoring
The Bruins have scored six goals in three straight games, and five goals or more in four straight games. They have won all of those games in an unprecedented scoring run. Like I said about the second line above, if the Bruins keep scoring, they are virtually unbeatable.
The Bruins return against Buffalo on Saturday night.