1. Vladimir Sobotka. A great overall game from Sobotka. He was generating scoring chances all night long and is starting to show some chemistry with Blake Wheeler. Consistency is Sobotka’s main problem, so lets hope he can move forward with games like this.
2. Blake Wheeler. Wheeler has been invisible this season up until the past three games. Used his speed to back off defenders and drove to the net at the right times. His third man high approach will really please Claude Julien.
3. Tuukka Rask. Played well all night long. Controlled his rebounds well and played square to the puck. The Oilers were trying to go glove side high but Rask did a great job of proving the scouting report wrong.
1. Bruins offense in generating powerplays. This has been an issue all season long and today they only got two powerplays, one which came as a result of too many men.
2. Bruins forecheck. Can go hand in hand with the previous down. Too often the Bruins dumped and changed which resulted in an easy breakout opportunity for the Oilers. The forecheck must improve which will then result in them drawing more penalties. As you may tell it’s hard to find too many “downs” in a 2-0 victory.
3. Naoka Funayama. Since Naoko brings nothing to the Bruins broadcast, the Bruins put Andy Brickley in between the benches. Isn’t Naoko the ice reporter? Shouldn’t she be there? I like the idea of a reporter at ice level between the benches but would much rather see Brickley in the booth with a different personality at ice level. Rob Simpson would have been great to see in that role.