The Boston Bruins didn’t get off to a great start in October or November, but in both instances, they were able to turn things around in the back half of the month.
Right now, everything seems to be going right for Boston, but if you think they’re satisfied with their current five-game winning streak, guess again.
“We did some things well, and we did some things that we need to improve, keep working on and keep getting better,” captain Zdeno Chara told CSN New England. “ It’s nice to win games, and it’s nice to be getting points. But I think we also want to improve our play systems-wise, and be better in certain areas.”
A big reason for their success comes from their improvement on special teams, specifically on the penalty kill.
Boston still has the 27th ranked penalty killing unit in the league, but they’ve killed 15 of their opposition’s last 16 power plays during their recent winning streak.
They’re power play is clicking at a mind-boggling 32.5 percent, which is tops in the NHL this season.
The Bruins will get their first crack at former GM Peter Chiarelli’s new team when they take on the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.