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BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Bruins are fresh off their best win of the season, a 5-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators at the Garden Tuesday night.
While the team sits at 4-7 to start the season, assistant captain Patrice Bergeron said Tuesday night’s win is a step in the right direction.
“Last night was the way our team is capable of playing,” Bergeron told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Gresh and Zolak during his weekly appearance on the show. “We’re a good team, and it’s more like the way we’d like to keep playing the rest of the season.”
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During their seven losses, the Bruins noticed they were losing much more than the game. They were letting other teams get under their skin, and took dumb penalties because of it.
“We have to have learned from the past 10 games,” Bergeron said. “Honestly, we can’t get frustrated and we can’t take all that emotion and retaliate like we’ve been doing. You have to use it to your advantage.”
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“They’re not going to always call the first hit or the first little thing the opposition is doing,” he said. “It’s when guys are retaliating, that’s what the referees are calling now. we have to be careful with it and be smarter.”
Within the slump, general manager Peter Chiarellli said he was picking up the phones to see what was out on the trade market. While he told Toucher and Rich Wednesday morning he was not close to any moves, it was still something that got the attention of the players.
“We feel very confident with the team we have right now. In order to keep it we have to start putting up some wins and play well,” said Bergeron. “We’re aware of it. That’s the business we’re in… you start hearing rumors, some names. We don’t want to get to that point. Last night was one step forward but still not good enough. We have to keep getting better.”
Do you have confidence in this Bruins team? Was last night a step in the right direction?