NHL Hockey is back — well, sort of. The Boston Bruins kicked off preseason hockey on Sunday afternoon against the Washington Capitals.
Jake Debrusk easily shined the brightest in the preseason opener. Debrusk scored a goal on three shots in regulation as well as netting the game-winning goal in the shootout.
Jake DeBrusk wins it in the shootout for the Bruins: pic.twitter.com/Aa4CEE3bgI
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) September 26, 2021
“It’s important for him when he produces, he always feels better about himself, the way he scored going to the net, I think those are good positive signs for him,” commented Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy.
Another bright spot in the 3-2 victory was netminder Jeremy Swayman. Swayman stopped 18 shots on 19 shots attempted with a 94% save percentage. Troy Grosenick would come in to relieve Swayman in the middle of the second period. Grosenick would go on to save 11 shots on 12 shots attempted.
The black and gold travel to New York to play the Rangers on Tuesday, September 28th at 7:00 p.m. eastern.
(Photo from @Capitals on Twitter)