The Bruins have given forward Reilly Smith the candy, but they’re banking on him still swinging at the piñata and beating it to a broken, decrepit pulp.
There are two words to describe the Bruins’ shootout performances: terrible and consistent.
The best thing the Bruins might have going for them right now is solidarity.
You can’t blame Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli for not paying what he considered exorbitant prices for rental players on the trade market.
The trio of David Pastrnak, Ryan Spooner and Brian Ferlin are providing much-needed enthusiasm for a struggling Boston Bruins squad.
So much of goaltending is based on confidence. It seems like everything the Bruins have done this season has been aimed at tearing down Svedberg’s pride.
Milan Lucic has made it tough on Boston by not meeting expectations.
For David Krejci to have any reason to return to the lineup, the healthy Bruins are going to have to step up.
There have been so many nights when most of the Bruins have skated as though their shorts were on fire and center Patrice Bergeron looked like a brave firefighter running into danger to extinguish the flames.
Like defenseman Adam McQuaid and forward Seth Griffith before him during this uneven Bruins season, goaltender Malcolm Subban was put in a position to fail Friday night in St. Louis.