Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
TD Bank
Bish's Blog

See Ya! Boston Bruins Begin Road Trip...

Wednesday, 11.28.2007 / 6:09 PM / Bish's Blog
By John Bishop  - BostonBruins.com
X
Share with your Friends


See Ya! Boston Bruins Begin Road Trip...
No, the B's jet is not painted Black & Gold.
Hey folks!

We've made it to FLA and Our Boys and I are going to enjoy an evening off in the 86-degree weather down here.

Nice place this Florida...

Palm trees are pretty cool, by the way -- but goodness knows how hard it must be to get ready for a game when you walk into the rink from the hot weather. However, I am pretty sure the B's (as led by head coach Claude Julien) will have no troubles with that.

So, I have to say, my flight skills are still not very good.

When Bear Force One banked into a tight right turn today, I ended up remaining white knuckled all the way into the airport with my "compatriots" laughing at me the whole way.

Ahem.

I still feel a little motion sick, which is a recent development, too. Ugh.

Now that we have landed and made the hotel, as I sit here, I have just checked two e-mail addies, my blackberry, my IM and "spoke" to approximately four people at the same time.

Ain't modern life grand?

Although, I have to say that being able to keep in touch with The General (my wife) easily, is pretty nice.

Back to the ice
Some good news, for once.

Mr. Lucic and Mr. Alberts are on the trip and both look ready to go. That means that the Bruins are carrying an extra forward -- I guess in the form of Vladimir Sobotka. And they are also carrying an extra defenseman -- defaulting to the form of Matt Hunwick.

One bad note.

Manny Fernandez remains on the shelf, and his ouchie has moved from knee to back.

"The medical staff feel like he needs at least another week to rehab his back," said Coach Julien. "He needs therapy on it for it to get stronger before we throw him back on the ice.

"We were expecting to see him start today and the news wasn't what we thought we were going to get."

How about Mr. Ference?

"Well, he's still not on the ice," continued Julien. "Obviously, he has started to do some on ice stuff, but he is not ready to come on the ice, yet."

Beyond those injuries, and Bergy, the Bruins will look to create some continuity in their game, especially since the club scored six goals versus the Flyers.

"You can look at every line and (see) that they all did something good last game," said the coach, before ticking off nice moments for each of the combos. "Everyone did a nice job offensively and I guess part of it is (if it's not broke) don't fix it.

"And I want to give the guys a little chance to build some chemistry by staying together for more than a couple of games."

Chemistry is also built on roadies, too. And with so many days between now and home, this club will have a real chance to solidify.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
3 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
4 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
5 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
6 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
7 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
8 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 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
Hallmark Health System
BRUINS FAN POLL
 
Friendly's - Official Family Restaurant and Ice Cream of the Boston Bruins
Jack Links
NHL Ticket Exchange
Dunkin' Donuts Ultimate Bruins Experience Sweepstakes   AMI Graphics   Geico - Aim for savings

Click the instant ticket and enter to win Second Chance Drawings