1. David Krejci. Another great two-way game for Krejci. As I have noted before, Krejci is starting to come around looking better and better every game. Scored two goals by going to the net, which is something the other Bruin forwards have to learn to do.
2. Vladimir Sobotka. Sobotka is clearly a much better player when he is at center. Despite playing only 10 minutes tonight, this was one of his best games of the season. He used his body well and was relentless on the forecheck. If Sobotka wasn’t on the fourth line he probably could have generated a goal.
3. Johnny Boychuk. Boychuk continues to impress and scored another big goal tonight. Not only contributing offensively but also on the defensive side of the puck. He looks strong and comfortable out there and certainly has played himself into the lineup even when the Bruins are fully healthy.
Bergeron had another great game as well. Love his game when he’s playing physical. Call me crazy but I think the Bruins need to put two of the three centers on the same line.
1. Steve Begin. Despite having 4 shots and 2 hits, Begin’s presence is almost invisible. He was brought here to be an agitator and energy forward, but is often caught not skating hard and giving it a full effort.
2. Marc Savard. Not only did the top line lack any type of chemistry, Savard played a brutal game. He shied away from contact and did not play the way we’re use to seeing him play. Savard looked unmotivated all night long, lets just hope it is not an injury.
3. Andrew Ference. Golden opportunities to end the game in overtime but came up short. Was also on the ice for three of the goals allowed and often caught running around in his own zone. The rebound goal by Sharp was a result of Ference leaving his lane and as a result not being there for the rebound, thus, leaving his man with a wide open net.