Boston Bruins: Talking Points on the B’s 4-2 win over New Jersey Devils.


Nov 10, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins center Seth Griffith (53) is congratulated at the bench after scoring against the New Jersey Devils during the second period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Seth Griffith is insisting on making highlight worthy goals. He blocked the shot in his defensive zone, fights a one-on-two, ends up firing the puck between his legs with his back to Corey Schneider, and the puck somehow gets through. Griffith has had four career NHL goals, and two of them will be in his career highlight reel.

Dougie Hamilton channeled his inner Matt Bartkowski tonight. Hamilton was on the ice for both goals put in by the New Jersey Devils tonight. The first one was caused by a bad turnover caused by Dougie. The second one happened when Hamilton inadvertently screened Tuukka Rask for Jaromir Jagr’s goal(708th of his career, now tied for sixth for all-time scoring). Last night was sort of a fluke night for Hamilton, who has been playing above average hockey.

Tuukka Rask is coming around to playing Vezina level hockey. Tuukka made twenty six saves tonight against the Devils tonight. His goals against average continues to drop, and is now at 2.44. His save percentage continues to climb, and is now a respectable .909%.

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Jaromir Jagr is still dangerous. The 42-year old future Hall of Famer was up to his old tricks last night against the Bruins. His line accumulated five points and both goals for the Devils. Jagr was outskating people with confidence, and the fact that he’s old enough to be their dad… Well, *stick tap* to the future Hall of Famer for doing everything he could to keep the Devils in the game last night.

The Bruins are 6-1 without Zdeno Chara. Granted, their opponents have not exactly been the elite of the NHL. That the Bruins have accomplished this with an AHL squad of blueliners is still impressive. It’s something that will be in the back of people’s minds when talk about the Jack Adams starts in April.

The New Brad Marchand is a great Brad Marchand. Brad Marchand didn’t get any points last night, but the scoreboard does not properly reflect the effort the Bruins forward has put forth this season. While he did earn his second embellishment penalty of the year, he played consistently great hockey for the Black and Gold last night.

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  • The Devils should give Cory Schneider a rest. New Jersey has been committed to making Schneider their number one goaltender. Over the last few games, he’s been chased out of the net twice and gave up two five-hole goals that he really shouldn’t have (including Griffith’s little masterpiece). The Devils might actually want to sit him out for a night.

    Bergeron was awesome as usual. Patrice Bergeron is coming back to his all-world stud status. He had a three point (one goal) game last night, and was the best player on the ice last night. He easily earned last night’s First Star of the Game Honors.