The Boston Bruins look to finish their 4 game road trip undefeated as they have gone 3-0 so far. The Bruins play the the defensive minded Wild tomorrow night in Minnesota. The Wild of course use the trap very effectively, and have been one of the best defensive minded teams over the past few years. They are led by star goaltender Niklas Backstrom. Bakstrom has a Jennings Trophy under his belt and he is a proven goalie. Luckily though for the Bruins the Wild have been struggling so far this season. The Wild are last in the Northwest with only 18 points.
The Bruins are coming off a great win against the St. Louis Blues in a 4-2 win. Patrice Bergeron had a spectacular game notching 4 assists. Patrice Bergeron has been Boston’s best offensive player so far this season. He leads the team with 18 points so far this season. Bergeron has stepped up huge this season for the Bruins especially in the absent of Marc Savard. Bergeron is going to need to be at his best against Wild goalie Backstrom along with the rest of the Bruins team. These last 3 games have been much better and maybe it is a sign that this team is coming around after a slow start.
Tim Thomas has still not played on this road trip. He has been out with a sore hand and should dress and not play once again. Tukka Rask is expected to start a 4th consecutive game. The Bruins will also play former Bruin Chuck Kobasew for the 1st time since he was traded earlier this season.
Keys for the Game:
1: Play physical. The Bruins play their best hockey when they play physical. This doesn’t mean dropping the gloves 4 times a game. This just means they need to take the body, and be physical in their own end.
2. Keep the power play going. The Bruins were really struggling on the PP before last nights game where they scored 3 PP goals.
About the Author: Journalism student at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), Transferred from Palm Beach Atlantic University where I had a talk show, Bruins season ticket holder, and former Junior B hockey player.