Bruins Bounce Back, Stay Undefeated on Home Ice

BOSTONJake DeBrusk, Patrice Bergeron, and Trent Frederic all scored as the Bruins bounced back again with a 3-1 victory above the St. Louis Blues on Monday evening at TD Backyard. Boston improved to 7– on house ice this season and 11-2- over-all with the get.

“It was excellent to be back in Boston,” claimed mentor Jim Montgomery. “You can explain to our gamers are definitely psyched. I thought we begun off the very first period of time seriously properly we experienced a little little bit of penalty hassle that derailed us. I feel the next period of time, wasn’t pretty good for us. I imagined St. Louis arrived at us, and we didn’t react to their force. But we pushed again in the 3rd, and I liked the way we took around the recreation in the 3rd.”

The Bruins’ undefeated start out on Causeway Street is just the second streak of seven-or-a lot more household wins to commence the year in staff historical past, to go together with an 8– begin in 1983-84.

“I assume excellent groups do that [play well at home],” claimed Frederic, who notched an insurance policies tally in the third time period to put the Bruins ahead, 3-1, with 3:32 remaining. “It can be enjoyment participating in at TD. I feel like we have usually bought a packed group. It can be like a Saturday each night. It truly is quick for us.”

Online video: Observe Exclusive Highlights from B’s 3-1 Acquire

Special Things

The Bruins’ specific groups carried the working day as the electricity participate in converted on both of those of its possibilities, although the penalty destroy went a best 3-for-3, all all through an 8:19 extend of the first interval.

“We have a whole lot of assurance in our penalty eliminate,” reported Montgomery. “I believe our particular teams won the recreation. Our electric power enjoy was 2 for 2, our penalty destroy was 3 for 3…great get the job done by equally coaches [Joe Sacco on the PK] and [John Gruden on the PP].”

After killing off three consecutive Blues’ electrical power performs more than the initially 50 % of the opening time period, the Bruins cashed in on their initial man advantage with 6:26 left in the first when DeBrusk buried David Pastrnak‘s backhand feed from the doorstep.

“I consider it did [give us momentum],” DeBrusk claimed of the penalty kills. “Any time we get kills like that, primarily in purchase – it appeared like we have been in the box there for the to start with small bit – there is certainly no rhythm or timing for numerous men in the activity, so it can be a single of those matters you just consider to do the occupation and destroy the penalty. And to be able to get a person on the energy engage in correct right after was a superior way to established the tone for our video game.

“You generally want to be a variation maker on distinctive groups, and it was good to variety of get some greasy kinds there and also some of the plays we were being building. It was wonderful and very good timing for confident.”

Boston cashed in on the electricity engage in, once once again, halfway by way of the 3rd interval as Bergeron tallied the winner from his patented bumper place with a speedy snapshot off a nifty saucer feed from Brad Marchand with 7:15 remaining.

“We favored our power play in the last few of games. We created a ton of likelihood, we haven’t truly experienced the complete, and tonight we received the finish,” claimed Montgomery. “The desperation and the perform to get the second- and third-work chances in the offensive zone, I imagine, really paid out off on both equally of individuals goals.”

Video clip: DeBrusk nets a powerplay goal, B’s gain 3-1

Stepping Up

With Derek Forbort out of the lineup with a damaged finger experienced final 7 days in Pittsburgh, Montgomery has had to change close to his again line a little bit. One particular of the moves has been bumping Connor Clifton up to engage in along with Hampus Lindholm on the Bruins’ best pairing for the very last a few video games. The 27-12 months-previous performed 25:34 – just two seconds guiding Lindholm for the activity-high – and landed two shots on purpose, two hits, to go along with two blocked photographs versus St. Louis.

“He’s always very associated,” claimed Montgomery. “He’s just a hockey player. He’s concerned bodily, he’s around the puck, he arrives up with free pucks. He is a single of these guys that establish momentum for us.”

Clifton, who was thriving with Forbort as the B’s 2nd pairing prior to his partner’s harm, is embracing the likelihood for a much larger position.

“I feel it is excellent. I get to enjoy with a wonderful participant. It truly is been actually superior. We have been functioning alongside one another. All starts off in follow. We’ve been receiving some reps and it is really been very good so much,” explained Clifton. “Clearly we’re a gentleman down – we are continue to a male down. We are taking part in wonderful group offense, protection. But certainly you can find an possibility to perform some more minutes…so that is been superior.”

Video: Montgomery speaks with media after 3-1 win more than Blues

Wait, There is More 

  • For every NHL Stats, Linus Ullmark (9-1-) tied the B’s club report for most wins by way of his 1st 10 begins of the year, equaling Tuukka Rask (2016-17), Gerry Cheevers (1976-77), Ross Brooks (1973-74), and Frank Brimsek (1938-39).
  • The Bruins are 8– when scoring the first purpose this time.
  • Patrice Bergeron‘s profitable objective was his 311th career electrical power-participate in position (124 targets, 187 helps) to surpass Bobby Orr (74 targets, 236 helps) for fourth area on Boston’s all-time record.

Movie: Frederic scores in Bruins 3-1 W over STL