The point is that the Bruins have as many ROW as the 10th place team. If the Bruins don't finish 1st in the division, then it's a pretty important stat to follow.
Yes because playing fewer games has absolutely nothing to do with anything right. I like to be positive, they aren't playing up to par, but yet continue to find ways to win. That's a good sign to me, not a bad one.
Originally Posted by BrainOfJ
Easy fella, surprisingly he's on our side.
Although, I sadly have seen the Bruins hold themselves to 0 goals.
Fan or not I don't like all these negative Nancy's around here. Seems as though even if B's had held onto leads against Buffalo, he'd still find something to complain about. Also, I don't recall Boston being shutout yet this season.
Well they did cancel a game because of a snow trace, but other than that they've had an easy schedule, things will get tougher in March.
I disagree. I actually think March is when we will roll.
We have not faced "great teams" thusfar but we have faced pretty ****ing good goaltenders. Lundqvist 3 times, Miller 3 times and Price once. In March we finally see some rubbish goaltending on the schedule. Caps, Panthers, Flyers, Penguins...
The only tough games I see on the March schedule are the Penguins (twice) and the Jets (who for some reason we have a tough time against). We play 16 games in March and I think anything less than 12 wins will be under achieving. I fully expect this team to be 24-7-2 at the end of March and be 6-8 points clear in the division.
Nash sustained a nasty hit from Boston's Milan Lucic last Tuesday in the team's 4-3 shootout win over the Bruins. Nash's head smashed against the glass after Lucic drove him into the boards, although there was no penalty on the play and Nash remained in the game.
A source indicated to ESPNNewYork.com that neither Nash nor the club was happy with the Lucic hit on Nash and felt the Bruins' physical forward should've been penalized on the play.
Nash showed no outward ill effects, however, and played against the Islanders last Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
Nash then missed a season ticket-holder event on Friday due to "illness" and did not practice on Saturday, for what the team characterized as a "maintenance day."
He was then questionable for Sunday's game, causing there to be rampant speculation that Nash's injury or illness might be related to the Lucic hit.
How does a team with MSL, Stamkos, and Lecavalier not score every time they are on the PP?
NHL powerplays are a hell of a lot harder to operate than fans like to think. It seems to be one of the most popular thing fans are unhappy with is their team's powerplay. NHL penalty killers have gotten damn good with how everybody blocks shots now and such. Also it can be difficult to look at personel and predict who is good on the powerplay and who isn't. It isn't as simple as all good offensive players are great powerplay players.