Why the Boston Bruins’ Game with Detroit Is an Early-Season ‘Must Win’

October 14th, 2014 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »

The Boston Bruins’ ongoing influx of vinegar started with a visit to Detroit last Thursday in the latter half of back-to-back game nights.

The opportunity for redress could not be clearer as they begin their second back-to-back of the 2014-15 season in the same venue this Wednesday. They can pounce on an immediate head-to-head do-over and halt a three-game pointless streak to stem and sweeten their tide.

Whether they convert their energy Wednesday night or not, another critical rematch awaits in Montreal on Thursday. The Bruins will then finish a three-game, four-night journey by visiting another divisional cohabitant in Buffalo on Saturday.

First things first, they had best ensure they have some tangible momentum in hand. For that reason, they simply need a win over the Wings.

Not a moral victory. Not even a regulation tie. A win, which would be their second in five tries this young season.

Logic says there will be no need to manufacture motivation for Thursday’s matchup, but logic does not always prevail. Look no further than the first two installments of Boston’s active three-ga ...

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