The B’s Are Buzzin

The Bruins are off to a record start.



Everything is going right for the Bruins, and postgame celebrations are often.

Leo Colena

With Jim Montgomery taking over as head coach, the Boston Bruins are off to a record start at 19-3. After beating the Flyers to become the current best team in the NHL, the also became the first team in NHL history to  win their first twelve home games. After a poor season by the Red Sox, the Bruins are giving Boston fans something to enjoy.

Last year under former head coach Bruce Cassidy, the Bruins still had a winning season, finishing at 56 wins and 33 losses. Montgomery has lead the Bruins to a more offensive way of play, which has clearly been successful. Cassidy coached a more standard defensive team, and was way more conservative while Montgomery specializes much more on aggression and goal scoring, which also makes it much more entertaining for the fans to watch.

It is not very often when a team has a dominant offense, defense, and goalie, but the Bruins certainly have that this year. With David Pasternak leading the team in goals and assists, Patrice Bergeron just reaching the notable 1000 career points, and Brad Marchand with 7 goals and 11 assists so far, it seems like these forwards cannot be stopped.

Charlie McAvoy and Hampus Lindholm are carrying the defensive side of the game with 28 combined assists. Not to mention the incredible goalie play by Linus Ullmark with an incredible record of 13-1. He is a big part of the Bruin’s record and continues to exceed expectations every game. He is going into his 15th game of the season with an incredible 2.00 goals against average, and a .935 saves percentage. The Bruins are dominating on all ends of the ice.

As the Bruins continue having games at TD Garden, it seems like its impossible for them to lose at home. With two very good teams coming to the Garden for their next two games it will be a real test to see if they can continue winning at home. With the Colorado Avalanche with a 12-7 record coming to the Garden on the 3rd, and the best team in the pacific division the Vegas Golden Knights with a 17-6 record coming the the Garden on the 5th, we will see how the Bruins hold their own against two solid opponents to keep the home streak going.

Yet another game winning goal sets off a celebration

It should be a good game, and an even better test for Jim Montgomery for when the Golden Knights come because coincidentally enough, Bruce Cassidy, last year’s coach, is the new head coach of the Vegas Golden Knights who happen to be one of the best teams in the NHL right now.

I look forward to watching these next few matchups, along with the rest of the season to see if the Bruins can keep this magical season going. It will be very interesting to see how long they can keep the win streak at home going, and how many more records they will break this season.