Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, March 16th, 2014.


Mar 13, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman

Dougie Hamilton

(27) takes a shot on goal during the third period against the Phoenix Coyotes at TD Banknorth Garden. The Boston Bruins won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins pulled out another one for their fans at the TD Garden this afternoon. Bruins backup goaltender Chad Johnson stopped twenty nine of thirty shots on goal to give the Black and Gold their eighth straight win. The Bruins handily bested the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-1. The Krejci line finished the night with eight points and all three stars of the game. Check out another great win here: (Boston Bruins)

The Carolina Hurricanes have a different opinion of what happened this afternoon. Check out what they thought of the game, and how they broke down all the stats: (Carolina Hurricanes)

They were several unusual positives in the game. Torey Krug passed Bobby Orr for most goals by a Bruins rookie defenseman, Providence Bruin Matt Lindblad got his first NHL game under his belt stepping in for the scratched Shawn Thornton, and Dougie Hamilton firing off the best hit of his career to date. Hamilton showed off his power and ability in a devastating hit against Carolina’s Jeff Skinner. Watch it again or for the first time here: (NESN)

Comcast New England’s Joe Haggerty offered up the opinion that the Bruins have sown the division up. While I think it might be a little premature, he believes the Bruins are playing with “house money” at this point of the game. They have been on a tear, and they’re undoubtedly the hottest team in all of the National Hockey League (CSNNE)

While we did gloss over another important milestone this week, I’d like to take a second to go back and congratulate one of the cornerstones that brought back old time hockey to Boston. This man brought a system of defensive minded, three zone hockey and has been rewarded with three hundred plus wins for his efforts. Congratulations on achieving such an important milestone Claude Julien.