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Bruins Look to Overthrow Kings

Thursday, 10.11.2007 / 7:18 PM / Bish's Blog
By John Bishop  - BostonBruins.com
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Bruins Look to Overthrow Kings
John Bishop is the beat writer for BostonBruins.com. He covers the Black & Gold hoping to offer a positive look at the team, not only from the stands and the press box, but also from inside the locker room. A graduate of Boston U. and Northeastern, 'Bish' grew up in Connecticut and moved to the Hub of Hockey in 1993. Since then he has made all four rinks at the Beanpot schools, as well as both Gardens, his icebound homes away from home. Prior to joining the TD Banknorth Garden staff in 2005, Bishop had written for several publications, with his primary focus being college hockey. He coauthored the book Bygone Boston in 2003 and hopes someday to pen a bio of Hobey Baker.
There were no tirades this morning at Bruins practice.

No on-ice lectures. No sprints. Just work.

Period.

And judging by his comments following last night's game, Head Coach Claude Julien believed that his team has made some strides since they commenced training camp, and indeed, gave the Stanley Cup champs all they could handle.

But there will be no easing off the gas peddle for the Los Angeles Kings.

"When you really look at their roster they are a really skilled hockey team," said Julien. "And the one thing I know is that (after) last night's game they are (there's) no doubt they are going to come out strong.

"We have to be ready for that.

"(Although) they are a young hockey club, they are a highly talented," he said.

The Kings have the ability to put some points on the board, quick.

"They'll open up," said Coach. "There's no doubt that the guys that they have a lot of firepower and they are going to go on the attack.

"(And) They are a team that likes to shut down the...neutral zone."

So the Bruins will have their hands full tomorrow night.

"If you want to score goals you have to be determined to put the puck (in the zone) and bear down," said Julien. "We would have had more scoring chances if we put the puck in deep a little more.

"We did that early on, and we seemed to have some momentum and some chances.
But as the game went on… there were a lot of pucks that just barely made it over the blue line.

"We weren't getting it in deep and it was hard for us to get anything going," he said.

Help on the way?
Will Savvy rejoin Bergy and the Bruins on Friday?
Despite the 2-1 loss to the Ducks, there was some good news Thursday morning -- Marc "Savvy" Savard was on the ice and seemed to be showing no ill effects from the core injury sustained during the Phoenix game last Saturday.

"I hope so," said Coach. "He's still day to day (but) he felt better today.

"We're going to let him skate tomorrow morning and make that decision, then.

"It was optimistic, today. But not definite."

Today's lineup...

Gold: Axelsson, Kobasew, Metropolit,
Savard, Schaefer, Thornton
White: Bergeron, Bochenski, Kessel,
Krejci, Lucic, Murray, Reich
Black: Alberts, Chara, Ference,
Stuart, Ward, Wideman
Goal: Fernandez, Thomas

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
3 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
4 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
5 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
6 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
7 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
8 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 61 18 26 4 44
L. Eriksson 61 14 21 2 35
R. Smith 62 12 23 11 35
B. Marchand 57 18 16 8 34
M. Lucic 61 13 21 11 34
D. Hamilton 62 10 24 0 34
C. Soderberg 62 10 24 6 34
T. Krug 58 11 20 6 31
D. Krejci 38 7 19 7 26
C. Kelly 60 7 19 8 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 25 16 9 .920 2.34
N. Svedberg 6 5 0 .917 2.39
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