Despite losing to the Calgary Flames 4-0 on Sunday, the Bruins bounced back against the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday evening, winning 5-1. The win has the Bruins victorious four out of the last five games.
The B’s we’re put in a hole early with a goal from Kyle Okposo and Buffalo. Then the Bruins found the switch and flipped it, scoring four goals in a matter of 5:31. The first of the four goals was a goal scored by Patrice Begeron that would include the whole first line getting involved with assists.
Charlie Coyle would continue his hot streak. Coyle would score a goal and an assist on Wednesday, Coyle now has three goals and two assists in his last five games.
Rookie Goaltender Jeremy Swayman looked amazing behind the net. Stopping 24 out of 25 shots giving him a .960 save percentage.
The celebration would take a dark turn late for the gold and black. Star Defenseman Charlie McAvoy would have to leave the ice, after his head was slammed into the boards by Buffalo forward Zemgus Girgensons with 6:14 left in the third. The good news is, Head Coach Bruce Cassidy thinks he avoided a serious injury with McAvoy.
“He got some stitches. He was up, moving around, so he’s good,” Cassidy said. “He’ll have a gash over his eye, and hopefully no other injuries. That’s what you’re hoping. Your head goes into the boards like that. Right now that’s not the case ‚but who knows? Let’s hope he wakes up healthy and feeling good, have some turkey tomorrow and be ready to go Friday.”
McAvoy has three goals and 10 assists in 16 games and leads Bruins with a +5.
The Bruins take on the New York Rangers on Friday with a 1:00 start time. The Rangers have had the Bruins number this year, winning the first two matchups.
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