I am going to preface this by saying I only caught the first period of the Bruins game live. The Celtics won the battle of my viewership.
With that said, when I went back to watch the recording of the Bruins last night there were a lot of good things to take away from the win.
First of all, long live the youth movement. Admittedly it is frustrating to watch the Bruins struggle with the young guys all on the ice sometimes, but it’s even more incredible to watch when the young guns are making names for themselves. Last night was one of those nights for the Bruins. Specifically, Danton Heinen.
The 116th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Heinen spent a few years in Providence and finally broke into the Bruins lineup playing in 8 games last season (NHL Stats). Last night was his real intro to Boston.
This is what I like about them Baby Bruins, they all have that Brad Marchand mentality where if they’re shorthanded but still have the opportunity for a breakout… They break the hell out. Heinen sees the chance, rushes, drops it off for Backes and then HE WENT STRAIGHT TO THE FRONT OF THE NET. Beautiful. That’s the beautiful game. Heinen’s first career goal, that’s awesome stuff.
Just one? Nah… Bartender! Another round!
Taking the opportune bounce and making it count. This was the kind of night that unfolded for the Bruins and what a night for the 22-year-old out of the University of Denver.
Winning 2-1 against a Sharks team that has the firepower to score in bunches is something to be talked about. Anton Khudobin had himself a night between the pipes.
36 saves on 37 shots … Good for a save percentage of 97.3% … Decent
The Bruins hadn’t played in practically a week so it was nice to welcome them back and actually seem them put together a win. There are still a lot of things to clean up but that’s how it goes with the majority of this team actually knowing what the show Rugrats was.