Keeping in mind that it’s the preseason and only one game, based on the personnel and their history just how improved are the Bruins going to be with the man advantage this season? CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty thinks Boston will be much better on the PP this season.
“Obviously they’re not going to be scoring three and four power play goals a night, but I think they are going to be a lot better then they have in the past,” Haggerty said on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich on Tuesday morning.
It took the Bruins ten regular season games last year to get four power play goals, but Haggerty says that things will be different once the games start to matter.
“You’ve got to take into account that the penalty killers and the special team guys from Montreal were probably minor league guys that will never play in the NHL and there was some chaos going on out there at times.”
They also discussed 23-year-old defenseman Zach Trotman and his power-play goal on a blast from the point. Haggerty believes that he’ll eventually make up to Boston from the AHL at some point in the future.
They also hit on the backup goaltender battle. Chad Johnson didn’t face a shot until almost halfway through the first period, but on that shot gave up a huge rebound that led to a goal. With Johnson struggling on Monday, who has the inside track to earn the backup job?