WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins hit the ice for practice today at Ristuccia Arena riding something they hadn’t experienced all season until now — a winning streak.
Boston’s 7-0 rout of Toronto was their second consecutive victory, and their most impressive performance of the season.
But they still hit the ice for 50 minutes of drills. However, they were a little shorthanded with Rich Peverley sitting out for a maintenance day for the third straight practice. The rest of the team participated in the session and the lines stayed the same, with healthy scratch Benoit Pouliot filling Peverley’s normal third-line slot.
The Bruins have a chance to get out of the Eastern Conference basement when they take the ice tomorrow night at TD Garden, where they’ll face the New York Islanders. Head coach Claude Julien will be looking for his team to do things even better than they executed against the Maple Leafs.
“I’d say we’re more in the process of turning it around,” said Julien. “You don’t take two wins in a row and say all of a sudden you’re clear because there’s still some things we want to get better at.”