The Boston Bruins got back in the win column Thursday night with a dominant 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena.
The Bruins’ improved to 12-8, while the Predators dropped to 12-10-1.
Check out the full box score here.
ONE BIG TAKEAWAY
The Bruins’ secondary scoring certainly got the job done in the win over Nashville. In recent years one of the biggest questions surrounding Boston is the fact that its top line typically seems to carry the majority of the offensive load.
On Thursday night that wasn’t the case and both of the squad’s goals actually came from elsewhere. Jake DeBrusk got the scoring started for the Bruins in the first period and defenseman Brandon Carlo doubled the lead with his second goal of the 2021-22 campaign in the second period.
The Bruins already are thin at forward with Brad Marchand serving a three-game suspension and when the team needed other players to step up the most they did so against the Predators.
STARS OF THE GAME
— DeBrusk got the Bruins on the board early and it ultimately would be all they needed Thursday. Things obviously have been a little tense lately for the young winger after requesting a trade from Boston, but he still stepped up for the squad against the Predators.
— Carlo lit the lamp for the first time in eight games and it provided the insurance the squad would need in the win. The 25-year-old now has two goals on the year and just is one goal away from tying his entire 2020-21 season total.
— Jeremy Swayman was a brick wall between the pipes Thursday night. The young Boston goaltender stopped a career-high 42 shots on the night en route to his first shutout of the 2021-22 NHL season.
If you had faith in the Bruins on Thursday night you could’ve won a little dough. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Boston was favored in the contest — although not by much — and had moneyline odds of -115. If you were to place a wager of $115 on the Bruins to win outright, it would’ve netted you $100 profit.
After a day off Friday, the Bruins will return to TD Garden on Saturday night as they taking on the reigning Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning, with puck drop currently scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. All Bruins coverage can be found right here on NESN.