NESN play-by-play man Jack Edwards months ago named the Boston Bruins’ second power play unit the “Peach Fuzz Power Play” because of the youthful trio of David Krejci, Phil Kessel and Milan Lucic who stalk the front of the net for the quintet. Little did he know that injuries would eventually cause Bruins head coach Claude Julien to stick rookie Matt Hunwick at the point opposite Dennis Wideman in the spot normally filled by veteran Andrew Ference.
In Saturday night’s win over Florida, that unit — with Wideman the oldest member at 25 — scored the Bruins’ second goal of the game when Kessel wristed one home. Throughout the contest, the “Even Fuzzier Peach Fuzz Power Play” showed almost no signs of its youth and inexperience. (more…)