The Bear Essentials: Quick Hits From Bruins 2-1 Win Over Senators
BOSTON (CBS) – Mark Feldman has some quick thoughts about the Bruins 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators Thursday night.
Things to Think About
– The Peverley “healthy scratch” decision seems too much like a coincidence. Can the move have something to do with showcasing Spooner more? Spooner was also playing in front of his home crowd.
– Rumor is that other GM’s are interested in Malcom Subban. Would you give up the goalie for a player like Iginla?
– Remember the words “emotionally invested.” I keep hearing it over and over this week, starting with last Saturday’s game against the Capitals. After showing a lack luster performance in the first, the Bruins were “emotionally invested” in the third as the game turned up a notch, ultimately resulting in a Bruin win.
– The Boston power play is now 0-for-8 in the last three games. Has the Bruins’ kryptonite returned?
– Krejci returned and looks like he hasn’t missed a step on the ice.
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– It’s an extreme sellers market in the NHL as every team still feels like they have a chance to enter the playoffs. How realistic is it that Chiarelli pulls something off?
– After calling Rask out on Tuesday, Julien gave Khudobin the start on Thursday. Expected or is there a message being sent there?
– After giving up leads in five out of their six regulation losses, the Bruins come back from an 1-0 deficit to beat the Senators for a third time this season.
– The win ends the Bruins two-game losing streak.
– It’s Boston’s 11th straight win in Ottawa — the longest winning streak in an opponent’s arena since 1984.
– Peverley has four goals and a team-worst minus-9 in 28 games.
– Khudobin is now 6-2-0.
– The only goal from Ottawa came from Kaspers Daugavains, the same player who had the odd shootout attempt against Rask the last time these two teams matched up.
– Paille put in his 6th goal to tie the game in the second. He has two more goals this season than Lucic and Peverley.
– Lehner has played in net for Ottawa in every single game against Boston this year, and has lost all three.
– The Bergeron lines continues to shine as number-37 won a big face off to set up the go-ahead goal in the third period by Dennis Seidenberg — his first of the season.
– The Bruins had the only two power play opportunities of the night and weren’t able to convert on either.
– Veteran Aaron Johnson took the injured Adam Mcquaid’s spot.
– Montreal won as well, and remain two points ahead of Boston in the division (45).
– Martin Brodeur scored a goal in his first game back from the IR.
Mark Feldman has worked at 98.5 The Sports Hub for the last four years and currently works on the Gresh & Zolak show. Follow Mark on Twitter @Feldman985.