Suddenly, the Bruins find themselves just two points out of the top spot in the Eastern Conference starting league play on Sunday just weeks after they were in a neck-and-neck battle with Montreal for the division lead.
The seven-game winning streak was a magical time, and earning a point in the overtime streak-buster against Pittsburgh showed some guts. During their 2-0-1 week, the Bruins benefited from some tstandout individual performances.
After struggling to find any level of consistency for the better part of two months, Nathan Horton has come on strong. He finished the week with 1-2-3 totals, including the only goal in the win at Ottawa. He also recorded assists on the game-winner vs. Tampa Bay and the game-tying score vs. Pittsburgh. He was plus-3 with eight shots on net.
Tomas Kaberle has been quiet at the offensive and hasn’t quite sparked the power play the way the Bruins had hoped since coming over from Toronto, but he has played sound defense and moved the puck well. Last week, he didn’t register a point but posted a plus-2 rating and blocked eight shots in the three games.
With the game-winning goal Thursday against Tampa Bay, Milan Lucic showed his flair for the dramatic. He finished the week with 1-2-3 totals and a plus-2 rating while getting credited with seven hits.
After taking off against Ottawa, Tim Thomas got back into action against the Lightning and Penguins and got back into fine form. He finished the week with a win and overtime loss, and 63 saves on 67 shots (.940 save percentage).
So I ask you, my readers:
Who should be the Bruin of the Week?
- Nathan Horton (45%, 49 Votes)
- Milan Lucic (44%, 47 Votes)
- Tim Thomas (10%, 11 Votes)
- Tomas Kaberle (1%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 108