How the Boston Bruins’ Defense Should Counter the Sizzling St. Louis Blues

November 17th, 2014 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »

The Boston Bruins passed Saturday’s quiz against the Carolina Hurricanes. Now the St. Louis Blues shall administer a test Tuesday night, comprising the weightiest questions with their offense against Boston’s new-look defense.

St. Louis ventures into the TD Garden with a 10-1-0 hot streak in the works. Its strike force has only accelerated amidst that streak, tuning the twine at least four times in five of its last six ventures.

The Bruins, on the other hand, have just stopped the bleeding after letting in 11 goals over two games in Toronto and Montreal last week. Now it becomes a matter of drawing up the best choices of who to assign against whom in Tuesday’s marquee matchup.

As they press on through the indefinite absences of Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller, the Bruins used new combinations in their 2-1 squeaker past the Hurricanes.

For the better part of Saturday's outing, the Bruins rounded out their pairings as follows:

Dennis Seidenberg Adam McQuaid   Joe Morrow Dougie Hamilton  Torey Krug Matt Bartkowski It worked well enough against the lowly Hurricane ...

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