On October 8, 2019, the Boston Bruins had their home opener against the New Jersey Devils.
The B’s came our flying in the first scoring two goals before the 10 minute mark. The first goal was scored by Brad Marchand with the assist awarded to David Pastrnak. The second was scored by Joakim Nordstrom and was assisted by Sean Kuraly and Chris Wagner. It was nice to see the fourth line jump into the offensive mix.
The second period was even more intense – the B’s special teams were unbelievable. Every penalty kill in the first two periods looked like power plays. As for the power play, Patrice Bergeron scored his first goal of the season with the man advantage and the assists were earned by Jake Debrusk and Brad Marchand.
Though the score didn’t reflect well on Devil’s goaltender, Corey Schneider, both goalies posted outstanding performances.
That being said, the B’s had a slow start to the third period. The puck was in the defensive zone most of the time. Passing wasn’t as crisp as it had been earlier in the game. The Bruins just didn’t have a surge offense like they did in the first period.
Luckily, their effort was enough to hang onto a win. Tuukka Rask earned his 46th career shutout and the Bruins were able to snag 2 points, bringing their record to 4-1-0.
Jake Debrusk, Brad Marchand, Charlie McAvoy, Sean Kuraly, and Chris Wagner all had a great night – just to name a few. Though not all of them showed up on the scoreboard, their performances did not go unnoticed.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming weeks, but as of right now, who’s proud to be a Bruins Diehard?