Physicality has certainly overshadowed all else in Saturday night’s matchup between the Bruins and the Penguins, but there have been some goals scored in between all of the extracurricular activity.
After taking a huge hit from Brooks Orpik early in the first period, it was announced that Loui Eriksson would not return to the ice. Reilly Smith jumped up to the second line and filled Eriksson’s absence, making his presence felt quickly with his sixth goal of the season.
The Bruins were able to take advantage of Chris Kunitz‘s turnover in the Boston end, which led to Patrice Bergeron finding Smith near the high slot and Smith was able to rifle off a shot past Marc-Andre Fleury.
Check out Smith’s goal in the Berkshire Bank Exciting Rewind video above.