Opening night is here. These two teams were fairly evenly matched up last year, and tonight will be no different. While I never feel confident going against Alexander Ovechkin, the fact that is opening night and the last game the Bruins played was a game 7 heartbreaker to Carolina, the Bruins should come out flying. This is also the first time since the lockout the season opener was at home.
Players to watch:
David Krejci- If his hip was bad last year, how well will he play healthy? Is he a 100%?
Marco Sturm- Will Sturm have his speed after tearing up his knee and missing almost all of last season?
Derek Morris- How will the puck moving defenseman respond to his new deal?
Alexander Ovechkin- He is who he is.
Mike Knuble- The former Bruin is a beast in front of the net, watch out for him on the PP.
Mike Green- How will the Bruins new forecheck bottle him up?
Keys to winning:
1. Neutralize the big 3, Ovie, Backstrom and Semin.
2. Don’t let Mike Green dominate the PP.
3. Come out hitting, feed off the energy.
It will be a close one until the end, I see the Bruins winning 4-2.