Countdown to PuckRant – Bruins Find their Pace as Johnson and Miller Demonstrate Depth


Johnson demonstrates goaltending depth in Boston (Photo Credit - @NHLBruins)

Johnson demonstrates goaltending depth in Boston (Photo Credit – @NHLBruins)

The last time I saw you I was disappointed in the Bruins for winning games and squeaking by with shootout losses. Although this afternoon’s 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes ended in overtime, it looks like the boys are back to playing Bruins hockey. Although they were a little slow to start in the first period, after Andrej Sekera scored just under 6 minutes in, it looks like the Bruins found that fire they were lacking in their last game – today’s 2 points were well earned. With plenty of offensive action and outshooting the ‘Canes 38 to 24, today’s score can be attributed to Cam Ward being on top of his game, and to a lesser extent, the Bruins breaking in a new goalie.

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Countdown to PuckRant – Bruins Struggle Despite Tallying Points


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Tuukka Rask making one of 43 saves Tuesday at MSG (Photo via Getty Images)

On many occasions, fans at the TD Garden will hear Jack Edwards scream “Two U’s, Two K’s, Two Points.” Tuesday’s 2-1 win over the New York Rangers proved just how much the Bruins have to rely on their net minder to pull off a win. After being outshot 2:1, they were lucky to walk away as the victors, but no one can expect their goalie to stand on his head every night – even if it is Tuukka Rask. The reality is, even though they have won 7 of their last 10 games, the Bruins’ performance has been lacklustre of late, which is unusual for a team with such a deep talent pool.

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