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Bruins Update

We are at the 10 game mark of S 32 here in the WCHL. The Bruins under new Gm Bourque have acquitted themselves respectfully. The Bruins are 5 -5 after 10, playing .500 hockey, 26 goals for, 26 goals against. This is a feat considering that the boys from Boston, have, if not the worst, close to the worse goaltending in the WCHL. The top line of the Brew Crew, Mitch Marner, Tyler Toffoli and Nazim Kadri have done a nice job of competing enough to be responsible for 9 goals and 23 points. Ryan Getslaf is ageless playing 3rd and 4th center has account for 9 points in 10 games. The biggest surprise might be on the blue line where Nate Schmidt has 10 points in 10 games and Justin Schultz has 7 assists in 10 games. Schmidt also leads the team with a +6. From a team stat perspective the Bruins much like Bourque's old team Philadelphia, find themselves among the team leaders in Shots For, thy Bruins trail only the Anaheim Ducks and the New York Rangers with 38.80 shots per game. They are also among the least penalized teams in the league, sitting 6th. The Bruins lost a close 3-2 decision to Bourque's ex team Philadelphia as the high lite of the week.

Gm Bourque
" We are doing some good things in the early going this season, when you can generate shots you put pressure on your opponents back end and if your disciplined and keep out of the box, teams have to beat you 5 on 5. We have some nice leadership, veterans who have been to and  won a Cup and guys with things still to prove. We are building, we are in the early stages of building a team that Boston can be proud of, its starts with effort, when th fans know you are showing up every night with your hard hat on, they are proud to support you."

Mitch Marner
" We are learning how to play as a team, learning to put the right work in, its a culture thing and we are building one, this is a historically a proud franchise, we have a lot to live up to but nothing gets done if you dont come to the rink with the right attitude, just get better every day."

First 10 Games

15 Tampa Bay Lightning (1) vs Boston Bruins (2)
24 Boston Bruins (2) vs Carolina Hurricanes (5)
33 Boston Bruins (1) vs New York Rangers (3)
53 Buffalo Sabres (1) vs Boston Bruins (6)
72 Philadelphia Flyers (3) vs Boston Bruins (2)
91 Columbus Blue Jackets (1) vs Boston Bruins (3)
106 Boston Bruins (4) vs New York Islanders (3) - SO
124 Boston Bruins (1) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (3)
131 Calgary Flames (4) vs Boston Bruins (1)
156 Buffalo Sabres (2) vs Boston Bruins (4)


..out from the Gardens for this week, peace

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