Boston Bruins Look Ready For Winter Classic


The Boston Bruins broke a three game losing skid with a strong 7-3 win over the Ottawa Senators tonight. The B’s needed a win, and they needed to have a strong confidence builder and they got it tonight at the TD Garden. Now, the Black and Gold will be roaring into the Winter Classic after playing their most physical game of the season.

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It looked like the Bruins were using the Senators as a proxy practice squad, putting up four power play goals for the first time this season. The Senators brought their own version of snarl, and between the two teams they put up 64 hits in the game. Towards the end, all the chirping and questionable hits burst in a frenzy of fists and profanity. Six players (three Bruins among them) were ejected just before the end of the game, and a total of 110 minutes in penalties were assessed by games’ end.

For some fans, it was great to see the Bruins put up seven goals for the first time this season. For others, it was great to see young players step up and put in five of the seven goals for Boston. Hometown player Jimmy Hayes put up his first NHL hat trick in tonight’s match. For the rest of the fans, they got to watch the Black and Gold play some serious old-time hockey.

With tonight’s win, the B’s go into the Winter Classic just one point behind the Montreal Canadiens and two points behind the Florida Panthers for the lead in the Atlantic. The teams most recent two points place the Bruins back in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. While every game is important, a Winter Classic win could finally give the Black and Gold the top spot in the Atlantic and place them second in the Eastern Conference for the first time all season.

Now all the Bruins have to do is wait for Friday. Hopefully, Brad Marchand doesn’t get suspended for his low hit on Matt Borowiecki. This is the hungriest we’ve seen the bears all season. Now, we’ll get to watch them beat the Habs again, this time at Gillette Stadium.