Boston Bruins: Grading the offense against the Blues and Rangers

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27: Boston Bruins Left Wing Brad Marchand (63) works in front of New York Rangers Goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) during an Eastern Conference matchup between the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers on October 27, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. (Photo by David Hahn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27: Boston Bruins Left Wing Brad Marchand (63) works in front of New York Rangers Goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) during an Eastern Conference matchup between the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers on October 27, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. (Photo by David Hahn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 27: Charlie Coyle #13 of the Boston Bruins moves the puck past Kaapo Kakko #24 of the New York Rangers during the first period at Madison Square Garden on October 27, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 27: Charlie Coyle #13 of the Boston Bruins moves the puck past Kaapo Kakko #24 of the New York Rangers during the first period at Madison Square Garden on October 27, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

DeBrusk-Coyle-Ritchie: B-

The Bruins don’t really have a ton of consistency on the second line in David Krejci‘s absence, but Charlie Coyle stepped up to shoulder more responsibility.

Coyle had a solid game against the Blues, but he was better in New York. He picked up his first goal of the season on a sweet feed from Charlie McAvoy.

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Coyle needs to build off this game so that the production continues. He’s an important piece for Boston even when Krejci is in the lineup.

Jake DeBrusk was Coyle’s usual left wing over the past few games. DeBrusk had a slow start to the season, but he did have two assists against the Rangers. He also skated well and used his speed to create some chances.

Both Coyle and DeBrusk have been disappointments this year in terms of production, so it was great to see them on the scoresheet in New York.

Brett Ritchie, the right wing on this line, didn’t really do anything noteworthy in the two weekend games. But, he continues to be serviceable in his role.