The grouping of Chris Kelly, Rich Peverley and Benoit Pouliot came up big Saturday, with Kelly scoring two goals, Peverley notching two assists and Pouliot contributing an assist in the Bruins' 4-2 win over Winnipeg.
While the three are not all "newcomers," technically — Peverley and Kelly hoisted the Stanley Cup in Vancouver last June — none of the three were wearing black and gold before February. The depth they provide has been a key to the Bruins' stellar November.
Another recent pickup, offseason signee Joe Corvo, hasn't been so bad, either. The defenseman is plus-7 and has nine assists, although he's looking for his first goal of the season.
While other moves, such as trading for the now-departed Tomas Kaberle, may have received more attention, these deals have helped make the Bruins one of the deepest and most balanced teams in the league.