The NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and one Bruins player is “50/50″ to be sent packing according to hockey writer Jimmy Murphy.
Right now, the Bergeron Line, widely classified as the Bruins’ second line, is a raging, four-alarm inferno.
With a record of 27-12-2, the Bruins are now at the halfway point through the 2013-14 season, so Scott Zolak and Mike Flynn want to know: how do you feel about your team?
Reilly Smith has played in all 37 games, ranks second in assists and is tied for the Bruins lead in goals with 12 – amazing when you consider he’s not in the team’s top five in shots.
The Bruins played three games in Western Canada last week, but you can argue they only played three (maybe four) periods over the course of those contests.
With Boston’s top line slowing down a bit and the second line still finding it’s footing, the third line has come up big recently.
Reilly Smith and Carl Soderberg had a goal and an assist each in the first period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Monday night.
The Boston Bruins got goals from four different players to hand the Florida Panthers their seventh straight loss, 4-1 on Thursday night.
The Bruins’ third line played well in the season opener, but one thing could have been better.