The last time Patrice Bergeron’s goal total ventured to the heights it’s at right now, he was a 20-year-old without a letter on his sweater.
The Bruins lost their cool a bit against the Canadiens on Monday night, but Matt Kalman knows they’ll keep their cool should they meet up again.
Not too long ago it looked like a concussion might keep Loui Eriksson from making any impact on the Bruins.
In a desperate attempt to denigrate anything that’s positive, some people that bathe in misery in this town have taken to classifying the Bruins’ current 10-game winning streak as illegitimate because it has lacked a cornerstone win against another league power.
All is well in Bruins land . . . for now.
It took the 36-year-old until the season’s sixth month to rise to the top of the charts, but he did it, just as everyone suspected he would.
Hamilton was back to work on Thursday night, as he logged 17:05 of ice time, mostly on the Bruins’ top pair with captain Zdeno Chara, and returned to the power play in the Bruins’ 2-1 win against the Phoenix Coyotes at TD Garden.
This season the Bruins have taken the regular season more seriously, as evidenced by their high post in the standings, where they’re battling the Pittsburgh Penguins point by point for Eastern Conference supremacy.
Gregory Campbell is one of the least spoiled athletes in this town, but the Bruins are privileged to have him.
Peter Chiarelli has now given coach Claude Julien eight defensemen to mix and match even without the injured Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid.