Much like the Celtics, I neglected to write about the Bruins for an entire week. But here I am now, making up for it.
Last Saturday's 1-0 win against the New Jersey Devils on Brad Marchand's early goal in his 666th game was the last recap I wrote. That win pushed the Bruins' point streak to 16 games.
Now, the streak's at 19 games, following three more wins to wrap up a perfect 6-0 homestand.
Here were the match-ups and scores of Boston's last three games:
Tuesday, 3/5: 4-3 overtime win vs Carolina Hurricanes
Thursday, 3/7: 4-3 win vs Florida Panthers
Saturday, 3/9: 3-2 win vs Ottawa Senators
Boston is now four games shy of tying their longest point streak in franchise history at 23 games, set during the 1940-41 season. Additionally, their perfect homestand marked just the second time they've swept one of at least six games in franchise history (last season).
On Tuesday, David Krejci netted the overtime winner against the Hurricanes, who were playing in vintage Hartford Whaler throwback jerseys:
Brandon Carlo had a very notable game, recording a career-high nine shots on goal, breaking his previous high of five (had done twice). Carlo didn't have more than four shots in any game this season, which he'd done four times.
Thursday may have been the win of the season so far. Trailing in the final minute with 37 seconds to go, Matt Grzelcyk tied it up on the power-play with second goal of the season. 30 seconds later, Patrice Bergeron sealed it, scoring for the second time on the night and 25th time on the season:
The win was a historic one:
Yesterday, the Senators were in town; and for the third straight game, the Bruins had to come from behind to win. Ottawa scored the first goal of the third period to take a 2-1 lead, before Chris Wagner (11th) and David Krejci (18th) ended any Senator hopes at a win. Wagner's goal came 11:23 to go, and Krejci's came with 45 seconds left:
The Bruins are now 42-17-9, 15 points behind the Lightning for first place, and four points ahead of the Maple Leafs for third place in the East.
Boston looks to extend their streak to 20 tonight in Pittsburgh as they take on the Penguins (36-23-9) at 7:30 pm ET.
NOTABLE BRUINS ON RECENT HOMESTAND:
Patrice Bergeron: 4 goals, 3 assists, plus-4
Brandon Carlo: 0 goals, 2 assists, plus-7, 21 shots
David Krejci: 4 goals, 2 assists, plus-4
Brad Marchand: 4 goals, 6 assists, plus-4
Chris Wagner: 2 goals, 1 assist, plus-2