Boston Bruins: Three questions to answer this week

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 19: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins battles against Frederik Gauthier #33 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on October 19, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Bruins 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 19: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins battles against Frederik Gauthier #33 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on October 19, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Bruins 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – OCTOBER 19: Jake DeBrusk #74 of the Boston Bruins waits for a puck drop against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on October 19, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Bruins 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /

Will Jake DeBrusk and Danton Heinen pick up where they left off?

One thing that stood out in the game against Toronto is that the Boston Bruins finally had a forward not on the top line score a goal. In fact, they had two!

Both Jake DeBrusk and Danton Heinen got on the scoresheet versus the Maple Leafs. DeBrusk put the Bruins on the board in the first, and Heinen scored a power play in the second.

The certainly hope that DeBrusk and Heinen can keep it up not only for this week, but for the entire season.

The Bruins had high expectations for DeBrusk this season after he had 27 goals last year. Most had him penciled in for at least 30 this year.

DeBrusk unfortunately got off to a really cold start this season, so it was great to see him get his first goal against Toronto. The goal came off a nice assist from Charlie Coyle, who’ll likely be DeBrusk’s center again if Krejci is out.

Let’s hope DeBrusk build off his game against Toronto and continues to find the back of the net. He should be Boston’s best goal scorer not on the first line.

The Bruins also look to get more production out of Heinen. He started the season on the right foot with a goal in the opener against Dallas. After that, he didn’t score again until the game number eight in Toronto.

Heinen is a solid player who wins puck battles and contributes defensively, but the Bruins need to him to produce some offense. He did so against Toronto, so we’ll see if Heinen can continue.