Bruins Stretch Winning Streak to Six Games with Overtime Victory over Sharks
Boston, Massachusetts - The Boston Bruins are finally riding their hot streak of the season. With a 2018-19 campaign that has so far had a lot of stops and starts mostly due to injuries on the roster (David Pastrnak, one of Boston's best, is still hurt currently), the Bruins are finally riding a wave of success that has catapulted them into second place in the Atlantic Division.
After spending most of the season chasing the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and, at times, the Montreal Canadiens, the Bruins have finally surpassed Toronto with a 35-17-8 record. They now have a three point lead over Toronto and they will definitely be aiming to keep this streak up. It helps that they are 3-1-0 against Toronto this season, who they are currently projected to face in the post-season. While they're still down sixteen points to the Lightning, it's reassuring to watch the Bruins come into their potential at long last and with 22 games remaining in the season.
The Bruins followed up their 6-3 thrashing of the Chicago Blackhawks with a shutout against the Anaheim Ducks by a score of 3-0. Jaroslav Halak dominated the Ducks by saving all 30 of the shots that came from Anaheim while Noel Acciari, Jake DeBrusk (on a power play), and Chris Wagner supplied the offense for Boston.
The Bruins then faced off against the Los Angeles Kings and downed them 4-2 with Tuukka Rask in the net and saving twenty-three shots. In this game, DeBrusk scored again and Patrice Bergeron recorded an unassisted goal while Charlie McAvoy and Brad Marchand rounded out the scoring.
Just last night, Boston stretched the win streak to six and to an 8-0-2 record in their last ten games by defeating the San Jose Sharks 6-5 in overtime after a dominant three goal effort from Boston in the first period. Boston's scoring came courtesy of DeBrusk (again on a power play and in a bit of a scoring streak), Torey Krug (on a power play), Karson Kuhlman, Zdeno Chara, and Wagner. McAvoy finished the game just four minutes into overtime and electrified the Bruins.
The fans are electrified, too, as Boston looks to extend the streak to seven on Wednesday night against the Vegas Golden Knights!