BOSTON — Boston Bruins forward Byron Bitz didn’t just survive his first NHL game, he made it one to remember today.
During the Bruins’ 5-1 win over Carolina, Bitz registered an assist for his first NHL point and threw four hits in 9:58 of ice time skating on the fourth line alongside Shawn Thornton and Petteri Nokelainen.
“I think I was more nervous yesterday than I was today. I got out there in warm-up and I felt pretty good,” he said after the game.
“I was just trying to keep it simple – just chip the puck in, chip it out and try to finish all my checks,” he continued. “And if I get a chance to shoot, shoot it.” (more…)