The Boston Bruins, as previously mentioned, would love to get their roster back to full strength (or as close to it as possible). With that being said, accumulating as many points as possible at the beginning of January will be key for this team's success the rest of the way.
The B's wrapped up their three-game homestand on Saturday afternoon. They played host to the Winnipeg Jets, a squad that is playing .500 hockey at this point in the season.
This was the first meeting of the season between these two teams.
Hockey fans in general were buzzing on this day because they got to see Blake Wheeler. The former Bruin made the USA roster for the Winter Olympics and his skills were showcased in this game. He currently leads the Jets in goals, so he is certainly doing his part.
Tuukka Rask was back in net for the Bruins. He opposed Ondrej Pavelec, who is no slouch in his own right. Torey Krug was questionable going into this game, but he did end up playing.
In what turned out to be a physical and fight-filled contest, the Bruins defeated the Jets by a score of 4-1. Krug had a three-point game (two goals and an assist), so all of that talk about him being a little banged up was just hogwash. Also, Justin Florek was recalled from Providence on an emergency basis and made his NHL debut to take the place of Jordan Caron.
This one will be short and sweet for those of you who actually read this.....
The B's will head out for a three-game California road trip. They will take on the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.