The Boston Bruins won two games in a row for the first time in more than seven weeks, defeating the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night by a score of 3-1. Here are my five observations.
Number Five- Greg Campbell
The first goal from the Bruins in this game came from fourth liner Greg Campbell on a tip in from a Shawn Thornton shot. Campbell has played really well for the Bruins lately, and it was good to see him get rewarded.
Number Four- Johnny Boychuk
Johnny Boychuk scored the game-winning goal for the Bruins in the third period, his first goal since December third against the Toronto Maple Leafs. As a whole. Boychuk has had a really good season, and while the defense has struggled, he has been a mainstay.
Number Three- Tyler Seguin
Tyler Seguin is starting to become that player that makes everybody else on the ice better. He made the second line their best line, and once he left it, they have struggled (Brad Marchand is now hurt; watch for that). Now he has made the first line elite again.
Number Two- David Krejci
Krejci is a player that seems to be developing into a real “big game” player. Two years ago in the Olympics, he played fantastic for the Czech Republic, and he has always been a good player in the playoffs. Is it time for him to go onto another run?
Number One- Big Win
The Bruins haven’t won back to back games in more than seven weeks. They needed to get over that hump, and they now have, also winning a game that they may have lost a week or two ago.
The Bruins return vs Washington on Saturday afternoon.