The day started off with a bang for the Boston Bruins with the acquisition of Dallas Stars forward Jaromir Jagr. But they still had a game to play that night against the Ottawa Senators, who trailed them by just four points in the Eastern Conference standings. Boston picked up a 3-2 win in a crazy, shot filled game that featured over 90 attempts on net.
Number Five- Zdeno Chara
Zdeno Chara seemed to have more life in him with several nice shots on net and scoring chances in general. He also helped create some players, especially on the power play. His defense was also superb. It was nice to see such a strong game from the Bruins captain.
Number Four- Power Play?
With the Bruins picking up winger Jaromir Jagr, all the talk has been about how the future Hall of Famer will improve the power play. However, it looked pretty decent tonight even without him. The wing to wing passes need to stop, but shots were getting through from the blue line, which is an improvement.
Number Three- Goaltending
I have to give props to both goaltenders tonight. Anton Khudobin had 25 saves in less than half the game alone and he made several nice saves along the ice. Only concern with him has to be it seems he allows bad rebounds on shots that should be glove hand saves. This is something that could be exploited if not changed quickly, but luckily the defense in front of him has been solid.
Number Two- Late Scores
On Sunday night in Buffalo the Bruins scored twice in the third period to grab a 2-0 win. Tonight they gave up a 2-1 lead but took it back later as Nathan Horton scored midway through the third to make it 3-2 Bruins. They have given up their leads in the third at times, but now it seems like they are starting to create scoes in the final frame as well.
Number One- Shots
The Bruins took 50 shots on the night while Ottawa attempted 47. Anton Khudobin after the game said it was the most shots he has faced since he played Jrs when he faced 84 shots in a 3 OT playoff game. He did alright tonight giving up just two goals in the win.