Boston Bruins Highlights: Taylor Hall’s Goal is Must-See

Apr 15, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Taylor Hall (71) gets ready for a face-off during the third period against the New York Islanders at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 15, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Taylor Hall (71) gets ready for a face-off during the third period against the New York Islanders at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports /
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When Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney acquired Taylor Hall from the Buffalo Sabres on April 11 along with Curtis Lazar, the Bruins and Sweeney were hoping that Hall could find the goal-scoring touch that he seemed to have lost with the Sabres this season.

In 37 games in Buffalo, Hall found the back of the net just twice in Western New York, but the hope was that a change of scenery could do him some good. So far, Hall has fit in nicely with his new teammates.

Tuesday night, Boston held a 2-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins with just under eight minutes left in the game when Hall scored his most electric goal in his short time in the Black and Gold. Hall entered the Pens zone, took a pass from center David Krejci, skated into the slot, and with a toe-drag, ripped a wrist shot into the top left corner over the shoulder of Pittsburgh goalie Tristian Jarry in the Bruins’ 3-1 win.

It was so good, that you need to see it again.

In nine games with the Bruins, Hall has doubled his goal output from Buffalo with four and he has three assists. He has given Krejci, who scored the first Bruins goal in the game Tuesday night, a newfound energy level, and his other linemate Craig Smith has continued his hot streak since the arrival of Hall.

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There are still eight games remaining in the regular season and the Bruins currently hold a four-point lead over the New York Rangers for the fourth and final postseason playoff berth in the East Division. If Hall’s play continues like this, the Black and Gold should be in good shape with their top two lines playing at a high level, which should make them a dangerous team in the postseason, should they get there.