For a team that struggled to score last year, the Boston Bruins have sure been racking up some impressive offensive statistics in early 2015-16.
After eight games, the B’s are averaging 4.13 goals per game, second to only Washington’s 4.14.
Four Bruins have scored at least a point per game.
At the top of the team is David Krejci. The 29-year-old center led the NHL with 14 points, after adding two more goals in last night’s 6-0 drubbing of Arizona, before Jamie Benn took the lead over later in the night.
“[Leading the NHL in scoring] is not really my goal, but obviously I’ll take it,” he told CSN New England. “It’s nice to be up there, who knows for how long, but it is what it is. It’s going to be fun to come to the rink tomorrow because we won tonight. It’s fun when you win, it’s kind of not fun when you lose. But when you win it’s good, so we have to build on that and make sure that we keep this atmosphere for as long as we can.”
After starting the season with three straight losses, the B’s have won four of their last five, their only blemish an overtime loss to the Flyers.
Even more encouraging, Tuukka Rask got the shutout last night. He’d allowed at least three goals in each of his last five starts.
“Keeping the goals-against down is always the goal,” Rask told the Associated Press. “We looked really tight defensively. I thought overall it was a good tight effort.”
The Bruins will have a couple of tough tests Friday and Saturday when they visit the Panthers and Lightning, respectively. Then it’s back home to play Dallas, before leaving on another road trip.