I am pretty sure everyone saw this coming in this game. The New York Rangers have had a week to forget this week. The whole Tom Wilson moment has completely ruined this team both physically and mentally. They needed to settle the score last night in their game against the Capitals. This resulted in the two teams combining for six fights in the first period. With how physical that game ended up being, the Rangers seem to have no gas in this game against the Bruins.
The Bruins already have their ticket punched to the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season. The Rangers have their ticket punched to the golf course once this season is over. Boston is playing for position in the standings between the Islanders, Capitals, and Penguins surrounding them. Tonight seemed like it was an easy win for them to gain two points in the standings.
Marchand Leads The First Period Outburst
A hot start is how Boston loves to play this season. When they get a first-period lead, they seem to know how to hold on to that lead. Tonight was no different. Brad Marchand has been the rock and soul of this team all season long. In the first period tonight, he put on a show to help give the Bruins the lead. The whole first line put on a clinic on the Rangers’ defense to make it 1-0 on a Bergeron goal. Later in the period, Marchand found Charlie McAvoy for a one-timer that went top shelf. This made the score 2-0 and seemed to be a kill shot to the Rangers.
— Boston Bruins on CLNS (@BruinsCLNS) May 6, 2021
Jake DeBrusk Gets a Huge Boost
We all know the struggles that Bruins’ forward Jake DeBrusk has had all season long. He opened up about his struggles both on the ice and with his mental health earlier today. In a game where everything has gone right for the Bruins, DeBrusk got in on the fun. He takes a sweet indirect feed from David Krejci for a mini breakaway and rips it by the blocker of the goalie. This is his first goal in 13 games. The whole game he looked much better in all three zones on the ice. The Bruins need him to continue this play as the team gets ready for round one of the playoffs.
— NESN (@NESN) May 7, 2021
No Will From the Rangers
The Rangers had no chance in this game from the opening faceoff. After what happened last night, add traveling to Boston to a rested Bruins team and that is a disaster waiting to happen. Tonight, they only had a combined 15 shots for the entire game. The Bruins had a total of 34 shots on goal. That is more then double what the Rangers had all night. Hopefully, the next game on Saturday will see the Rangers be more engaged with the game they are currently playing. Tonight was just not their night.
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