Therrien knows what has made Bruins bloom



BOSTON — His team is 1-1-0 vs. the Boston Bruins going into tonight’s rematch at the TD Banknorth Garden, so Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Michel Therrien has seen enough of the Black and Gold to assess why they’ve been succeeding.

Today he was asked after his club’s morning skate if Boston is the best team the Pens have faced, and Therrien answered in the affirmative as far as the Eastern Conference. And then he explained what he thinks makes the Bruins tick.

“They’ve got a good team concept. And they play their system really well,” Therrien said. “And they’ve got skill and they’ve got speed. You need speed to compete with that team. They’ve got a lot of speed and speed brings a lot. Speed brings scoring chances, they’re always first on the puck … they draw penalties. They’ve got a lot of speed, a lot of skill, they’re a good team.”

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