The Bruins ended their 10-day mid-season break Tuesday night, hosting the Winnipeg Jets and falling 4-3 in the shootout.
Winnipeg improved to 32-16-2 (second in West), while Boston fell to 27-17-6 (fifth in East).
For the Bruins, it was a new face making an impression in the one-point effort—20-year old Trent Frederic, playing in his first NHL game.
Despite logging a game-low 8:29 of ice time, it was what Frederic did to Brandon Tanev in the second period that had everybody hyped up:
That's definitely one quick way to become a fan favorite!
Frederic, listed as 6'2'' and 203 pounds on his NHL player profile, was selected in the first round (29th overall) by the Bruins in 2016.
In related Bruins news, forwards Ryan Donato and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson were optioned to Providence prior to the team's game against Winnipeg, being replaced on the roster by Frederic and Peter Cehlarik.