The Boston Bruins were happy with their effort Saturday in a 3-1 win over Detroit.
They weren’t happy, you’ll recall, with their efforts in previous games.
And because it’s only been one good game in a row, the B’s have been trying to stay vigilant ahead of tonight’s visit from San Jose.
“I think it’s about realizing and learning from the past mistakes,” forward Patrice Bergeron told CSN New England. “I think we have had a good effort and then the next game wasn’t so good. So hopefully we can learn from that.”
After 16 games, Boston’s record of 8-7-1 is a fairly accurate reflection of how this group has played. The offense has been great overall; the defense not so much.
That’s why the win over Detroit was so encouraging. The B’s held the Wings to just 23 shots and one goal.
“I look good when the team looks good and vice versa,” said goalie Tuukka Rask. “[Saturday night] was a great example, first two periods we take their speed away in the neutral zone, keep them to the outside and block shots, they had 13 shots through two periods. It’s just a great group effort, and it helps me a lot when that happens.”
The key now?
Make it happen again and again.
The Sharks will be looking for their third straight victory. It’s not a team the Bruins can take lightly.