TD Bank Facebook Twitter Instagram Bruins Mobile App
News
 
  • PRINT
  • RSS

Reunited, and it Worked So Good

Friday, 01.18.2008 / 9:01 AM ET / News
By Angela Stefano  - BostonBruins.com
X
Share with your Friends


Reunited, and it Worked So Good
Boston, MA -- Pascal Pelletier’s first NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs may have felt a little bit like more an AHL game than he ever expected as the left winger found himself on a line with two familiar faces – Vladimir Sobotka and David Krejci, former linemates of Pelletier’s while with Providence of the AHL.

“When [head coach] Claude [Julien] told me I was going to play with [Sobotka and Krejci]…it was fun,” Pelletier said in the locker room after the 3-2 loss.  “I didn’t know what to expect…whether I’d play or not.  But to play with two of my linemates, it was a great experience.”

Despite the familiar linemates, playing with the big boys is different.

“It’s obviously faster.  [You’ve] got to think fast…make the same plays you used to make, but just make it quicker and faster.”

The line looked solid throughout the night, sending off a few shots and playing a good defensive game.  On his first time out, Pelletier pinned Maple Leaf Hal Gill hard against the boards in a fight for the puck.

“In my first period, I did a couple things, a couple plays that I would hopefully not do again,” Pelletier admitted.  “You don’t know what to expect when it’s your first game.

“I was a bit nervous out there,” he continues.  “But the more the game went, the more I felt comfortable out there, and the more we felt comfortable [as a line.]”

Pelletier clocked nearly 10 minutes of playing time during the game, with two shots on goal and two hits, including one to Gill that sent a joist from the glass flying to the ice.

As the clocked ticked down the minutes in the third period, the score in a tie, Coach Julien sent Pelletier’s line out.

“I wasn’t expecting that, especially when all the points are really important,” Pelletier said.  “[But] it was really fun.”

In a post-game conference, Coach Julien said he had confidence in Pelletier’s line.

“I just had a good feeling that they would bring a lot of energy, and they did just that,” he said.  “They worked hard, [and] they worked together.”

Even after success on the ice, the new Bruin was still as thrilled as he was earlier that morning.

“It was a great game to be involved in, and I’m just living the dream right now and enjoying every moment.”
Coors Light - Official Partner of the Boston Bruins

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
2 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
3 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
4 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
5 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
6 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
7 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
8 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 52 19 26 8 45
L. Eriksson 52 16 24 11 40
D. Krejci 42 12 27 2 39
R. Spooner 52 11 27 -5 38
B. Marchand 47 24 12 12 36
Z. Chara 50 7 20 8 27
M. Beleskey 50 8 17 10 25
T. Krug 51 3 21 6 24
J. Hayes 50 11 12 -5 23
B. Connolly 49 7 9 -5 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 19 15 5 .918 2.47
J. Gustavsson 9 3 1 .915 2.38
Hallmark Health System
BRUINS FAN POLL
 
Friendly's - Official Family Restaurant and Ice Cream of the Boston Bruins
NHL Ticket Exchange
Dunkin' Donuts Perks   AMI Graphics   Geico - Aim for savings

Click the instant ticket and enter to win Second Chance Drawings