The Boston Bruins have won three straight on the road and look to close this road trip with a win over the Islanders Tuesday night at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich to discuss the team’s trip and wins over the two Florida teams, the team’s physical play, Dougie Hamilton and the penalty kill.
The B’s went to Florida and handed both the Lightning and Panthers a loss. The ice always to be a concern heading down South due to the humidity. How bad does the ice really get?
They also discussed the proposed realignment plan in the NHL which would have the Detroit Red Wings joining the East. How does Boychuk view having another original six team in the conference?
“It’s an original six team, so to have them come over to ours, it would be just another rivalry I guess.”
They went on to discuss Bruins opponents getting more power play chances during this road trip. Is this a issue with the reputation for this team around the league? Against some opponents do officials punish the Bruins for their physical play?
Plus, do Boychuk and Zdeno Chara talk with rookie defenseman Dougie Hamilton and give him pointers and tips on what he should be doing to improve his game?