Aside from that one time where they dropped three games in a row, we know that the Boston Bruins just do not lose two games in a row. Again, ignore that stretch of three losses in a row. Following a rare regulation loss at TD Garden, the Bruins welcomed the Detroit Red Wings to Causeway Street and picked up a 3-2 victory.
There are some storylines from this game. So, without further ado, it’s takeaway time!
Winning at a historic rate
The win marked a big milestone for the Bruins, who improved to 50-9-5 this season. That number 50 is an important one for the team and also the league. The Bruins needed only 64 games to reach the 50 win mark, passing the 2018-2019 Tampa Bay Lightning and the 1995-1996 Detroit Red Wings for the fastest time to 50 wins, with both the Lightning and Red Wings reaching 50 wins in 66 games. This team is playing at an unbelievable level and it’s incredible to witness.
The comeback is back in style
Who said comebacks weren’t fun? The Bruins put themselves in an early hole in this one, with the Red Wings scoring both a shorthanded goal and a power play goal within the first five minutes in regulation.
After that, the Bruins tied the game with two goals in the second period, with both Hampus Lindholm and our captain Patrice Bergeron scoring their eighth and 24th goals of the season respectively. Garnet Hathaway then added the game winner in the third. More to come on that below.
The new guys are still dominating
I’ve talked a lot about Dmitry Orlov and Garnet Hathaway on this platform since the Bruins traded for them, and with good reason. Orlov in particular was named first star of the week in the NHL last week.
Orlov added an assist on Bergeron’s game tying goal in the second, giving him three goals and seven assists since donning the Spoked-B for the first time. We saw a larger contribution from Hathaway this time, with the fourth liner scoring the game winning goal with 6:06 left in the game, his first goal with the Bruins.
Just about 24 hours after Saturday’s game began, the Bruins get right back in action against the Red Wings once again on Sunday, with puck drop scheduled for 1:30 Eastern Time. Jeremy Swayman vs Ville Husso is the expected goalie matchup.