The Bruins played their second straight away game last night. This time it was in the MTS Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The team needed to get a win after defensive breakdowns led to a two game losing streak. Fortunately, the Boston Bruins played like the team that has been leading the Northeast Division for the majority of the season. The Boston Bruins put up two goals in under a minute to give them a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
February 17, 2013
Boston Bruins vs Winnipeg Jets (Boston @ Winnipeg)
Final Score: Boston Bruins 3 – Winnipeg Jets 2
Causeway Crowd’s Three Stars of the Game:
Third Star: Tuukka Rask. When the Bruins are playing their zone properly, Tuukka Rask just has to concentrate on guarding the net. His team did that most of the night, and it is why Tuukka shines. He’s got a very respectable 2.06 GAA, and a slowly increasing .919 save percentage. (From Billy) “[Tuukka]made timely saves when needed and got some help on a few close calls. He was solid from start to finish.”
Second Star: Daniel Paille. On several occasions this season, Daniel Paille has been bumped up to third line with Chris Kelly and Chris Bourque. This ‘CDC’ line has worked very well together, and Paille seems to shine when he’s given the opportunity. Again Paille showed his ability to play two way hockey, and was there to get a tip in on a re-direct from a Johnny Rocket shot from Boychuk. That goal stole the fuel out of the Jets and led to the frustration play of Ron Hainsey. That tripping call set up the power play which brought about the game winning goal. (From Matt)” recorded his second goal of the year tonight. It looked like the Bruins were going to go into the locker down a goal but then with just 1.5 seconds left Paille scored on a tip from Johnny Boychuk‘s shot from the point. Hopefully this goal can give Paille some confidence going forward and hopefully he can put some more goals in the net. ”
First Star: Brad Marchand. (From Matt)”Marchand scored a rare powerplay goal tonight that ended up being the game winner in the third period. The Little Ball of Hate continues to score goals (8 on the season now) and be productive for the Bruins. His style of play is just what the Bruins are about as he gets under the opponent’s skin. Marchand seems like he is having a good time playing and thats what everyone like to see.”(From Billy) “Marchand was buzzing as usual and scored.” We all agreed that Marchand was one of the big players last night. #63 is our leading scorer, and while he has toned down the instigator role somewhat, he still incorporates part of that into his more mature playing style.
The Bruins remain on the road, this time crossing the continent to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday night.