On Feb 1, 2020 the Bruins played the second half of a back-to-back against the Minnesota Wild. A day prior, they beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1.
Charlie Coyle, whom the Bruins got from Minnesota when they traded Ryan Donato, was seen sporting the well-deserved ‘A’
Sean Kuraly was the only healthy scratch on the night with Danton Heinen out with an injury.
The first period was very back and forth. Each team had less than 10 shots on goal at the end of the first 20 minutes. The first shot on goal did not come until over a minute into the game. With less than 5 minutes to go in the first, Torey Krug scored to put the Bruins up by 1. The assists were earned by Par Lindholm and David Krejci. A few minutes later, Charlie McAvoy was whistled for hooking Zach Parise. Fortunately, the B’s killed it off.
The second period was a lot more exciting! Less than 4 minutes into the period, Ryan Hartman got 2 minutes for hooking Jeremy Lauzon. The Bruins were dominant on the man advantage, earning a power play goal scored by Torey Krug and assisted by David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand. Less than a minute later, the Bruins went back to the power play. This time, it was Marchand who scored! Pastrnak and Krug were awarded the assists. With about 5 minutes left in the second, Pastrnak scored a power play goal that was assisted by David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk.
The third period went by incredibly fast. Both teams brought the speed and offense. With less than 13 minutes to go in the game, Captain Zdeno Chara, was whistled for hooking Victor Rask. The Bruins were resilient and killed it off. With less than 7 minutes to go, Jonas Brodin was called for hooking Anders Bjork.
Sadly, with less than 5 minutes to go, Minnesota scored. Luckily, the Black and Gold got right back to work and scored a 5th time just a few minutes later. The goal was scored by Anders Bjork and the assist went to Joakim Nordstrom. To rub salt in the already deep wound, Jake Debrusk scored less than a minute later to make it 6-1. Karson Kuhlman and Torey Krug were awarded the assists.
The Bruins had 34 shots to the Wild’s 26. Boston certainly dominated the entire game. Every single guy in a Bruins sweater had a great night and contributed to the win.