It was only a pre-season battle between the Bruins and Canadiens last night, but anytime these two teams play one another there is always bragging rights on the line in the rivalry and right now the Bruins have the upper hand. Last nights win was a pretty impressive one to sat the least, as the B’s looked much more dominant than Habs, which always gets the fans even more excited about the upcoming regular season.
One of the newest Bruins skaters, Jarome Ignila took a game total of six shots, with two of them finding the back of the net. Only a short time ago B’s fans had a sour taste in their mouths when it came to Ignila because he decided to take his talents to Pittsburg instead of Boston, but now many fans have high hopes for the long time vet. Ignila wasn’t the only one who was turning heads with their play, as Lucic had a game total of three assists, and Krejci wasn’t to bad either as he had one of his shots landing in the back of the net as well. One of the biggest question marks going into this season would be none other than Torrey Krug, and whether he would be able to pick-up where he left off during this past seasons playoff play. He answered the bell last night, as he was a dynamic force on the power-play, which is something that the Bruins have struggled with in recent past. Nick Johnson was another bright spot for the B’s, has he netted two goals for the Black and Gold.
Not everything was perfect for the B’s in the win, as new goaltender Chad Johnson didn’t impress very many people in his Bruins debut, which will definitely leave some questions unanswered about the backup goaltending situation for the squad. The Habs picked on his glove side all night, as he would allow three goals only eight shots.
3. Torey Krug
Krug lead the Bruins in ice time (22:20), and finished the game with three assists, while looking fantastic on the B’s power-play. He also blocked three shots during his ice time, which is something that the B’s have come known for doing on a regular basis.
2. Milan Lucic
Lucic had an impressive outing, as he found himself getting three assists just like Krug. Lucic has proven that he can be one of the leaders of the team, and will continue to be a fan favorite in Boston.
* Jarome Iginla
If Iginla wanted to make an impressive debut in a Bruins uniform he definitely did that, and then some against the Habs. The Bruins would love to see this type of performance from him on a regular basis, and make no mistake about it, the man has set the bar high for himself now.