It looks as though the Big Bad Bruins are back.
Boston won its fourth straight game Tuesday with a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning at TD Garden. And as forward Chris Kelly talked about with NESN’s Dale Arnold and Barry Pederson after the game, the Bruins are back to playing more physical hockey.
“I think that’s why maybe we didn’t have the success we wanted to at the start of the season,” Kelly said. “Our identity’s a lunch pail team. We go to work, we grind it out, we play physical, we play strong, we play heavy and that’s kind of how we’ve gotten back and found our identity a little more these last few games.”
The addition of David Pastrnak has also given the Bruins a spark. The 18-year-old winger has scored two goals in his last two games, including Tuesday.
“No pressure,” Kelly joked. “Just got to score two every game.”
Hear more from Kelly in the video above.
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