1. Krejci/Lucic/Horton: The top line has been clicking and is red hot right now. Krejci picks up two more assists tonight. Despite all the success from the top trio, the Bruins need more balance from the rest of the team.
2. Zdeno Chara: Chara finally breaks the powerplay slump with a 5 on 3 goal. Chara logged a team high 27:31 and tied for the team lead with 3 shots on goal.
3. Tim Thomas: Questionable decision to start Thomas on back-to-back nights especially since they are trying to keep him fresh for the playoffs. Despite that, Thomas played great once again despite the rest of the team not showing up. Easily should have been able to pick up a victory.
1. Claude Julien. Some very questionable decisions from Julien. Starting Thomas on back-to-back nights was one, especially since there was travel involved. Scratching Seguin again over Daniel Paille? Giving Chris Kelly powerplay time? Benching Brad Marchand for the third?
2. Chris Kelly: A second round draft pick for Chris Kelly at the deadline looked like a vast overpayment by Peter Chiarelli. Now it looks even worse. The Bruins have Daniel Paille II, at double the cap hit.
3. The Powerplay: Despite finally breaking the horrible powerplay drought, all the combinations continue to look terrible. It lacks creativity and is overly predictable.