Five Minute Major: Everyone Loves Boston Bruins Bagels

December 22nd, 2009 by 4 Sport Boston Leave a reply »
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Mired in a four-game losing streak, the Bruins put together a solid team effort on Monday night to end a previously lackluster road trip with a 2-0 win over Ottawa in Canada’s capital.

The win was very important for the B’s as the Senators entered the game with a one point lead over the Bruins in the standings. With the regulation victory, Claude Julien’s team vaulted over the Sens in both the division and conference from seventh to fifth place.

There is still plenty of hockey left in the 2009-10 season, but divisional games between teams separated by one point in the standings are important no matter what month the calendar says. Even winning in overtime would have kept the B’s in seventh place in the playoff chase, so putting forth a shutdown effort accomplished goals both for the present and potentially for the future.

When a team looks at the final score and sees that the opposition was “bageled”, attention is rightfully turned toward the goaltender. Any praise heaped on Tim Thomas after the win was rightfully deserved.

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