Every team wants to start hot every season, so this year is no different in that regard. However, with a shortened 48-game schedule on tap, getting off to a quick start might actually be a bit more important this time around.
That’s the mindset of the Bruins going into this lockout-shortened campaign. The B’s understand that starting off slow could be disastrous, as there’s very little time to make up ground should they fall too far behind early.
The Bruins have had mixed results in recent years when it comes to early in the season. Last year, the Black and Gold sputtered to a 3-7 start through the first 10 games. During their Stanley Cup-winning 2010-11 season, though, Boston jumped out to a 7-3 start.
Check out the video above from NESN Daily to hear more from Brad Marchand, Tyler Seguin and Tuukka Rask about the importance of a hot start.