BOSTON — Without injured forwards Patrice Bergeron and Marco Sturm, two members of the Boston Bruins’ top power play unit from the start of the season, the club went through a three-game stretch in late December where it went 0-for-12 with the man-advantage.
But with Dennis Wideman admirably filling Bergeron’s slot at one point and P.J. Axelsson holding his own up front in Sturm’s spot, the Bruins’ power play is finding the right chemistry again, and over the last three games it has clicked at a 4-for-19 clip. The power play will be of utmost importance tonight when the Bruins go head-to-head with the league-best penalty kill of the Minnesota Wild at TD Banknorth Garden. (more…)