The Bruins were victorious once again last night as they ousted the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 at home to extend their league best record to 20-3-5 on the season. The Bruins appear to have found their hot form again as this was their 8th win in a row during the team’s latest win streak. This game proved to be a strong test for the Bruins in a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference Final as the first two periods of the game were very closely contested with both teams trading chances back and forth with neither team reaching a breakthrough. With about 2 minutes left in the second period, it appeared that Carolina’s Jacob Slavin had broken the deadlock, but the goal was disallowed shortly afterwards because the puck actually slid through a hole in the side of the net and never actually went through the front of the goal. After the phantom goal was called back, the game remained in a stalemate heading into the final frame.
With four minutes left in the game and the clock winding down, the Bruins finally managed to find a breakthrough in the Hurricanes defense. Danton Heinen stole the puck near the Bruins blue line, threw a pass down the ice to Brad Marchand, who then passed the puck in front of the net where an open Charlie Coyle buried what would prove to be the game winner. One minute later, the Bruins put the icing on the cake when David Krejci finished off a rebound from a Charlie McCavoy slapshot for his 200th career goal to make the game 2-0. This is quite the milestone for David Krejci, a player who has fought through many ups and downs over the years, whether it be injuries or poor spells of play. It’s definitely awesome to see a guy who has contributed so much to the Bruins over his 13 year career in Boston reach a milestone such as this. Here’s to many more from David Krejci this season as the Bruins look to extend their win streak to nine games on Thursday at home vs. the Chicago Blackhawks.