Matt Kalman hands out his mid-term grades for the Bruins, starting with their goaltenders.
Niklas Svedberg made 35 saves on 37 shots in a 3-2 overtime road win against the Minnesota Wild.
Whether they’re trading a top-four defenseman on the eve of the regular season, sending a player deserving of a chance in the NHL back to the American League for more seasoning or doling out goaltending assignments, the Bruins are always looking at the big picture.
Adam Jones and Rich Keefe recapped the grisly game, starting with Claude Julien’s decision to start Tuukka Rask on the first leg of the back-to-back, and how that might affect the goaltender decision for Thursday night in Montreal.
Drayson Bowman scored with 48 seconds left to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both clubs.
Skating for the rookie team could be the first step toward mounting a real challenge to Niklas Svedberg for the Bruins’ No. 2 goaltender position.
The Bruins signed goaltender Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one way contract on Monday, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced, worth a cap figure of $600,000.
Professor Kalman starts handing out his grades for the 2013-14 Boston Bruins, beginning with their trio of netminders.
Based on his performance in 13 appearances in the 2013-14 season, Chad Johnson is the perfect fit for the Bruins’ goaltending duo.
Kirk Luedeke of The Red Line Report and The New England Hockey Journal joins Adam to break down how the young Bruins have been so successful this season.