The Boston Bruins were able to pick up six points in the two games. The Bruins were able to bounce back from their worst defeat of the season and reclaim their status as elite in the NHL. The fact that the Bruins picked up six points is irrelevant. Its how they did it that makes it that much more impressive.
The Bruins star players are finally starting to play motivated and with a purpose. Patrice Bergeron scored against the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second consecutive game. Milan Lucic added two goals and the physical play that had been missing from his game recently. Zdeno Chara logged a Gordie Howe hat trick against the New York Rangers and Brad Marchand has three points in two games. The Bruins need their star players to lead by example and deliver. That is exactly what they have done the past two games.
Their play has inspired the Bruins to allow only thirty-three shots in two games. The Bruins’ defense has improved and so has their team play. The Bruins have killed off six out of seven power plays and even managed to score with the man advantage.
Dennis Seidenberg was named the third star of the game against the Blue Jackets and reminded fans how important he was to the line up. He logged nineteen minutes and forty seconds while being a plus two and taking three shots. His veteran presence was exactly what the Bruins needed to get back to basics and to start playing Bruins hockey.
This team is going to be exciting to watch as they start clicking on all cylinders.