Rallying Point: Boston Bruins Band Together

February 12th, 2010 by Joe Gill Leave a reply »

Wow, the Black and Gold have come a long way in just a week.

Last Saturday, the Bruins were suffering their 10th straight loss at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks in yet another shootout failure.

The Bruins were at rock bottom, drowning in a historic losing streak, and many were witnessing their beloved hockey team fall into the abyss of mediocrity.

They weren’t sure if the Bruins could get out of it.

But as they say, winning is contagious.

On Super Sunday, in the first game of a Black and Gold doubleheader (the Saints were the other participant, beating the Colts in the Super Bowl), Boston defeated Montreal 3-0 for their first 60-minute effort since defeating San Jose on Jan. 14.

Tuukka Rask was stellar, making 36 saves. The defense held the lead, and the offense came out of their hibernation. Defenseman Andrew McQuaid scored his first NHL goal, which helped ignite the Bruins, and Marco Sturm, the team’s only semi-sniper, potted two goals of his own.
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