» Thomas: Bruins’ run has been ‘beautiful to watch’
Having gone on a run that’s seen them pick up 23 of a possible 24 points in the last 12 games, the Bruins have vaulted themselves up from the bottom of the conference standings to first place in the division.
Tim Thomas — a full-time member of the team since the 2005-06 season — has seen the Black and Gold play at this high of a level before, but never with such a remarkable amount of success in the standings.
» B's 'had a good feeling' Pouliot was in for big night
With 30 goals in their previous five games, it was no surprise that the Bruins found a hero when they needed one most on Tuesday night when tied 3-3 with the Devils in the closing minutes.
The identity of said clutch contributor, however, caught many by surprise.
» Julien: Seguin deserving of NHL’s First Star of the Week honors
The Boston area isn’t the only part of the hockey world that’s taken notice of Tyler Seguin‘s sensational start to the season.
The second-year pro’s impressive hot streak earned him the nod as the NHL’s First Star of the Week, as Seguin had four goals, two assists and a plus-4 rating in the Bruins last three games — two of which saw him bury the game-winning tally.
» Chara: East-West battles ‘mean a lot to both teams’
Take a look at the Bruins’ recent string of opponents and you’re bound to spot many a similarity.
The B’s reeled off three-straight victories over the Senators, Maple Leafs and Islanders, dispatching each young, promising squad in convincing fashion. But just because tonight’s visitors to TD Garden bear a striking resemblance to those three clubs doesn’t mean they’re all one in the same.
» Kelly hits the 500 mark
For Bruins center Chris Kelly, tonight’s game against the Islanders is going to be a special occasion. It’s game No. 500 for the veteran forward, but that’s not an accomplishment he was keeping track of leading up to the game.
» Campbell: Taking on streaking Sens a good thing for B’s
Tonight’s tilt at TD Garden will pit two teams going in opposite directions against one another.
On one side there are the Ottawa Senators, a team steamrolling their way up the standings via six-straight victories. They’ll look to continue their winning ways against a Bruins’ squad that’s lost four of their last five games to drop to 3-7-0 on the season.
» Bruins best be prepared for red-hot Sens
While the funk the Bruins currently find themselves mired in has them taking an introspective approach, focusing solely on all the bugs within their own game in need of fixing, it’d still behoove the Black and Gold to pay attention to the roll tomorrow night’s opponent has been on of late.