The Boston Bruins’ forward corps possesses plenty of star power. Center Marc Savard will head to his second career NHL All-Star Game later this month and he currently sits fourth in the NHL with 52 points (14 goals). His right winger Phil Kessel sits fourth in goals with 24. And Savard, Blake Wheeler and David Krejci are all in the top five in the league in plus/minus.
But the Bruins didn’t build their 30-7-4 record by relying on just one line or a quintet of forwards. Their offense is third at 3.58 goals per game and their power play is third at 23.9 percent.
All four lines have contributed at one point or another during the season’s first half, and each group has held its own in the defensive end, despite injuries to some key players.
So here it is, my midseason player-by-player grades for the Bruins’ forwards: (more…)