Bruins Unstoppable, Win Eighth Game in a Row vs. Hurricanes


Mar 13, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) and defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) celebrate after a goal during the first period against the Phoenix Coyotes at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Bruins Truly On Fire After Hurricanes Victory

For those of you who thought the Boston Bruins would slip up against the Carolina Hurricanes today, the game result wasn’t even close.

About four minutes into the third period, the Hurricanes cut the score the deficit in half, as Alexander Semin snapped off a shot next to Tuukka Rask‘s left face-off circle. The pucked bounced and skidded on the ice before hitting Johnny Boychuk‘s stick and consequently the net. Johnson had little time to react; this instance was just one of those unfortunate, strange hockey plays.

The Bruins, at this point, were ever so capable of enabling a momentum shift in Carolina’s favor. With plenty of time left in the third period, the Hurricanes could have stuffed another goal home, packed their defensemen tight and taken the game to overtime. Actually, if they utilized a serious momentum shift, the Canes could have buried two scores and beat the B’s 3-2.

These thoughts were plausible taking into account all of the comebacks staged by the Bruins themselves in years past.

However, the Bruins were on the other end of the spectrum. They did not need to fight back to win. They were in perfect position for victory, flourishing  on a seven-game win streak.

It was the Hurricanes who should have been worried that the Bruins would bounce back after this one goal so fiercely that three consecutive goals arrived in the final minutes of the B’s eight-straight conquest.

Chad Johnson made 29 stops for the BruinsJarome Iginla beat Hurricane goalie Cam Ward twice. David Krejci and Milan Lucic both tallied 3 points.

Just another day at the office for the Bruins. The forwards eventually reign supreme, while the defense sneakily displays their ability to shutdown opposing squads.

In the past four games, the B’s haven’t given up more than two goals, and according to a Reuters report, the Bruins have outscored their opponents 32-12 during this spell.

Bostonians hasn’t seen a streak this long from the Bruins since the 10-game run in November 2011, but given their latest performances, the Bruins could very well match this successful stretch.

Yet first, Claude Julien will have to see his team through the Western Conference’s Minnesota Wild on Monday.