The Boston Bruins have gotten points in all of their six games this season, and tonight they picked up a shootout victory over the stingy New Jersey Devils 2-1. Boston scored late in the third to send the game to overtime, and won the shootout in six rounds.
Number Five: Lucic Looks Fine
There was a lot of talk before the season that Milan Lucic was not in shape. But to start this season, in my mind at least, he has looked like he has not missed a beat. Lucic now has two fighting majors on the year, has three goals, and had a beautiful assist on the Horton goal last night.
Number Four: Good Fight
The New Jersey Devils are a tough team to play against. Their defense is stifling and they make it impossible to get off quality shots. However, with the Bruins 9-1-0 against them in the past ten meetings, they have found ways to beat them, and last night was no different. They found a way to fight through it and scored with less than five minutes in regulation.
Number Three: Seguin Finds His Groove
Tyler Seguin scored his first goal of the season against the Carolina Hurricanes, but he made an impact in the win against the Devils as well. He was the first off in the shootout, as typical, and scored. However, they forced him to shoot again after something had been thrown on the ice. Seguin shot again, and, of course, scored to give the Bruins the early shootout edge.
Number Two: Two U’s, Two K’s, Two Points
Tuukka Rask sure is making it easy to forget Tim Thomas. The Devils played tough in their offensive zone and the only one Rask let by him was a tipped shot on the power play. Hard to blame him there. Rask faced six shooters in the shootout and only allowed one to score. That’s dominance from your netminder.
Number One: Good to Have Horton
Nathan Horton has had his streaky struggles in the past for the Bruins, but it’s hard to deny that he is one of their most prolific goal scorers. Last night he showed once again why they missed him so much in the playoffs as his dynamic shot sent the game into overtime.