What a week of hockey this has been! Since the last Grindin' Gears piece, the Bruins have gone 3-1 with quality wins over Montreal, Philly and Chicago - all playoff teams. The only gaffe was a 1-0 loss to the Rangers on Saturday, but most of us expected this to happen. If you've been following the Bruins at all for the past couple seasons you know that:
A. They don't play well in the afternoon
B. The team was coming off an emotional win against Montreal
To further my point re: afternoon games, I took a look back at games that started at 1pm or earlier (yes, the Coyotes games in Prauge count) and Boston's record is a wonderful 2-7. The only two wins they got was a 3-0 win in Prauge over Phoenix and a 7-0 win over Carolina in Carolina. Here's the good thing about 1pm games: they don't happen in the playoffs.
Another thing that's been working for the Bruins is their power play. Yeah, no shit. In the past four games the Bruins are 3-10 (and had zero chances against the Blackhawks) and beginning to develop chemistry with the two units. 30% success in four games? Yeah I'll take that to the fucking bank every day.
After the jump we look at some more good stuff....
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