The Boston Bruins are one of the best teams in the NHL. They also had some extra motivation on Monday night because of the fact that they were finally coming off of their first regulation loss. They were down in Texas to take on the Dallas Stars who are one of the top teams in the West.
If this were a matchup in the Stanley Cup Final, nobody would be all that surprised. The Bruins knew they’d have their hands full with the Stars hosting them for a big early-week matchup.
The Bruins needed a few players to step up if they were going to get a win like this. Of course, you have the usual suspects like David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand that can be relied on for offense but it is nice when a few rookies take over now and again.
Early in the game, both Johnny Beecher and Mason Lohrei scored to make it 2-0 in favor of the Bruins. Each of them tallied their first career NHL goals with these tucks. Obviously, it helps the Bruins out but it is also an amazing accomplishment for those two young men as individuals.
The Boston Bruins have a few rookies that are helping them win games.
Beecher is a former first-round pick that the Bruins love having in the organization. It is nice to see him on the board for the first time in his career. He is expected to be a big part of their fourth-line forward group this season and he is doing great.
As for Lohrei, he is a defenseman who was drafted in the second round of the 2020 NHL Draft. Now, he is up with the B’s and will probably stay there with them now. He is the first player from the state of Louisiana to ever score in the NHL.
The Dallas Stars eventually scored to get them back within one but Brad Marchand put the Bruins up by two again not long after. With the goalie pulled, Dallas pulled back to within one goal again but the Bruins held on for the 3-2 lead. It was a fantastic game to watch.
Seeing the Bruins led by a couple of rookies in this one was great news. If these two, along with Matthew Poitras, can continue playing well, the Bruins will be one of the top teams in the league once again.
We thought that the Bruins might take a step back without Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci but these rookies are making the transition easier.