Boston Bruins: Quest For The Cup – Day 2


Apr 5, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins center

David Krejci

(46) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins began their first day on the ice with a feverish intensity. They’ll need to have that intensity all the way through June if the Black and Gold want to bring home the 2015 Stanley Cup.  The Bruins tried a lot of variations in their lines in their opening practices (It makes an awful lot of sense for some players who have never played with the Bruins before.). It looks like the coaching staff was looking for some early chemistry combinations outside the ones that have worked for the B’s over the last few seasons.

Eighteen year old David Pastrnak playing wing with David Krejci (perhaps a future “Czechs marks the spot” line.).

AHL player Seth Griffith getting to test his skills on the second line with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron.

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“I think the guys skated well, the work ethic was good, the energy level – the guys were excited to get back on the ice.” Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien

The tempo of the first day was indeed high-pace, and many of the Bruins seemed to enjoy the pace. “You’re just trying to feel comfortable as quick as you can,” said last year’s Vezina Trophy winner  Tuukka Rask. “I thought the pace was good, passing was pretty good and everything looked sharp, so a good day one, it looked like everybody was ready to go.” The Bruins will be keeping this kind of pace as they head into the weekend as the NHL and the AHL square off in the Black and Gold scrimmage on Sunday. The expected puck drop will be at 5:05 pm.

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