We’ve all been a little worried these last few games about the Bruins. While they’ve still been winning most of their games, they were lacking the full sixty minutes of consistency. Last night’s game showed us a few things. First, that a Bruins team committed to a sixty minute game are bloody difficult to deal with. The Bruins under the Julien system have always been a physical team. The Capitals learned that to their own expense. Four goals, three fights, and one aggressive team. The Bruins’ first line came out of hibernation as the Krejci line put up nine points for themselves last night. The Bruins cruise to a 4-1 victory at home, and remain just one point behind the Canadiens in the Northeast Division.
March 16, 2013
Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals (Boston @ TD Garden)
Final Score: Boston Bruins 4 – Washington Capitals 1
Three Stars of the Game:
Third: Milan Lucic , Second: Anton Khudobin , First: Nathan Horton.
Causeway Crowd’s Three Stars of the Game:
Third Star: (TIE) Milan Lucic and David Krejci. We all agreed that the Krejci line played like the Krejci line we used to know. Nine points of production, and there were present for all four goals yesterday. Milan Lucic put up three assists tonight, giving him his first three point game of the season. David Krejci’s goal and two assists mark his 300th career point in the NHL(all for the Bruins).
Second Star: Anton Khudobin. Dobby stopped all thirty two shots that came from the Capitals last night. Khudobin was the recipient of an unfortunate bounce off Johnny Boychuk’s skate though. It accounted for the only goal for Washington. This brings Khudobin’s season total to 5-2, with a 2.30 goals against, and a very respectable .920 save percentage.
First Star: Nathan Horton. Anytime a player can rack up a Gordie Howe hat trick it usually guarantees a place on the stars of the night. He put up the first goal of the night early against the Caps’ Michal Neuvirth. He earned his assist by giving the puck to Andrew Ference who got his first goal of the year, and he was more than willing to throw down against Matt Hendricks.
There’s no rest for the wicked at Boston has to head down to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins this afternoon. Another chance for the Bruins to find a little mid season payback.