The Boston Bruins Need To Get a Goal Scorer

November 16th, 2009 by Ryan Pickard Leave a reply »
The Boston Bruins scored five goals in their game Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but they need to go out and get a big-time goal-scorer.

Through the first 19 games of this season the Bruins have scored just 44 goals. That's an average of 2.32 goals per game, good enough for 26th in the NHL. They have also been shut out three times already.

The Bruins last year were right at the top of the league in scoring, but they did not need as many goals since they had one of the strongest defenses in the league. The defense has been just as strong as last year, but the Bruins have been losing because they cannot put enough pucks in the back of the net.

Part of the reason the offense has been so lackluster has to be the injury to Marc Savard. Savard has been out since the seventh game of the season and his absence has been very clear.

Savard has been the Bruins leading scorer for the past couple of years and is one of the best passers in the game, ranking near the top of league in assists. Without him, the offense has stalled. Savard will not be back for at least another three weeks and the Bruins don't want to fall so far behind ...

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