By MyFM's Jake Archer - The Boston Bruins look pretty unstoppable right now and they deserve the attention of the fans now that football season is officially over. They grabbed another win last night in Detroit by 3-2 score and will be getting All Star forward Brad Marchand back now that he has fulfilled his five-game suspension.
After a scoreless first period, the Red Wings got on the board with a power play goal by right-winger Martin Frk. The B's erased that lead rather quickly with goals from rookie Sean Kuraly and David Krejci. Boston has the most goals scored by rookies this season with 38 which is a testament to how the young guns are adapting to the NHL game quickly and successfully.
With a 2-1 lead heading into the third period another Boston rookie, Danton Heinen, added on to the lead with his 12th goal of the season. The Red Wings would pull their goalie and Frans Nielsen would drive one by Rask to cut the lead to 3-2 in the final two minutes, but the Bruins hung on for the win.
Boston is now 17-1-4 in their last 22 games and they have moved to within only three points of NHL leading Tampa Bay. Rask made 26 saves and also moved to 19-0-2 in his last 21 games. David Pastrnak registered a point for a ninth straight game after assisting on Kuraly's goal in the second period.
This team, and their goalie, are about as hot as it gets. They are also extremely fun to watch with the roster they have built. The mixture of youth and veterans has made this a formidable squad and I'm excited about hockey for the first time in a long time. The B's will visit the New York Rangers tonight looking to keep it going.