The Bruins spent today, the day after they were blanked by Minnesota, traveling to St. Louis for their game with Blues Wednesday night.
They also continued to the search for their lost offense. In their last six games, the Bruins have won just twice and scored eight goals. Both of those wins were shootouts, so the Bruins haven’t legitimately won a hockey game since Feb. 5.
Boston today recalled first-year pro Carter Camper, who through 53 games this season leads the Providence (AHL) farm club with 38 points (14 goals). The former Miami University standout, who was signed as an undrafted free agent last spring, recorded his first pro hat trick Sunday afternoon.
The Bruins now have 13 available forwards. Camper could be a scratch, but you’d have to figure the club wouldn’t have the speedster join them in the midst of its six-game road trip just to sit in the press box. Camper might not be the long-term answer for Boston’s problems while it deals with the absences of Nathan Horton and Rich Peverley, maybe the 23-year-old can at least provide a short-term spark both with his skill set and his ability to push some of the under-performing veterans for ice time.