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.
If the Bruins’ goal as an organization is to just make the postseason, Peter Chiarelli doesn’t need to go too crazy before the trade deadline.
The Bruins can’t afford to keep playing at an “8” when Julien needs them at a “10.”
Niklas Svedberg did nothing to calm their fears that Tuukka Rask might have to play every game for the rest of the season on Tuesday.
Maybe the Bruins are saving up all their determination and venom for the inevitable playoff showdown with the Montreal Canadiens.
The bigger challenge for Julien now will be to decide if Kelly-Soderberg-Eriksson will be a permanent line.
It’s a perfect time to take stock of how the Bruins have fared without defenseman Johnny Boychuk because on Saturday, the veteran and his Eastern Conference powerhouse New York Islanders will be Boston’s opposition at TD Garden.
It’s safe to say no goaltender in the League, and no Bruins players, has done his job better than Rask since 2015 started.
Claude Julien predicted on Wednesday that Reilly Smith would break out of his slump. The Bruins forward fulfilled that prophecy Thursday night in New York.
No one epitomized the Bruins’ early-season struggles more than center Patrice Bergeron.