Boston Bruins Tease Us All Again In Win Over San Jose Sharks In The First Game In The Post-Claude Julien Era
The Boston Bruins took down Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks 6-3 Thursday night at TD Garden amidst a blizzard in the City of Boston.
First off props to Boston Bruins fans who turned out over 9,000 despite the ghastly conditions outside. The Bruins actually asked the NHL if they could cancel the game but the NHL told them their was no way due to the teams schedules and the TD Gardens availability. If you happen to be a fan that had a ticket to last nights game and wasn’t able to make it you can go to the Bruins website to exchange your ticket for a future game.
Thursday’s game against the Sharks was the first appointment television game in a long time for the Boston Bruins. This was the first game in the Bruce Cassidy era and the team came out firing for their new head coach mere hours after Team President Cam Neely called out the team and several players specifically including David Backes and David Krejci.
Cassidy decided to try and shake up the lines to encourage more offense so he put together the struggling Backes with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand in a combination that hasn’t been used much this season, and all three players ended up scoring goals.
Bergeron had a season high four points in the victory, and had two filthy assists to David Pastrnak for a pair of power play goals. Backes looked like the player that Boston has been looking for all season with seven shots on net and three hits to go along with his goal and three points.
While the Bruins looked like a different team I think it is important to note that they failed to capitalize on a number of instances on offense and got fairly lucky on defense with San Jose missing some chances including a Joe Pavelski point blank miss.
So it is important to not let this one win influence how you feel about this Boston Bruins team.
“Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. It’s one game. It’s about sticking with the process. Obviously we’ve tweaked some things, and guys responded well,” said Torey Krug
Right on Torey, let us see what happens with a game against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday being the next test for Cassidy’s Bruins.