Boston Bruins: 3 Stars of the Past Week

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 22: Goalie Jaroslav Halak #41 of the Boston Bruins during NHL action against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on February 22, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 22: Goalie Jaroslav Halak #41 of the Boston Bruins during NHL action against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on February 22, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – FEBRUARY 05: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins looks on during the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on February 05, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bergeron was playing in his 1,100th NHL game. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – FEBRUARY 05: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins looks on during the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on February 05, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bergeron was playing in his 1,100th NHL game. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

No. 2 – Patrice Bergeron

The Bruins’ new captain had another solid week. Wednesday night he assisted on Brad Marchand‘s overtime goal to complete another Boston come from behind victory, this time over the Rangers. Friday night, he had six shots on net, played nearly four and a half minutes on the penalty kill, and won 14 of his 26 faceoffs.

Saturday night, he had a goal and an assist in the loss to the Islanders and was dominant at the faceoff dot again, winning 19 of his 24 faceoffs. On the season, Bergeron is tied with Marchand on the team with 18 points. He has seven goals and a team-high 11 assists.

No. 1 – Jaroslav Halak

The Bruins backup netminder once again had another dominant performance in the net in Friday night’s 1-0 win over the Rangers. He made 10 of his 21 saves in the game in the first period and was a big reason for the game being scoreless after 20 minutes.

Halak’s best stop was in the first period on last October’s No. 1 overall draft pick Alexis Lafreniere with a nice pad save moving side to side. The Bruins were called for six penalties in the game, but Halak and his teammates were up to challenge by killing all of them.

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Halak’s shutout was the 51st of his career and improved the backup goalie to 4-0-1 on the season. He has a 1.38 goals-against average (GAA) this season and a .938 save percentage (SV%) in his five starts.