Boston Bruins on a Roll; Look to Create New Streak

Nick ColonSenior Analyst IFebruary 8, 2009

Now that the Boston Bruins are on every NHL fan’s radar, it’s tough to play the role of the underdog any longer.  However, the B’s enjoy their winning ways no matter how they come.

With recent wins over teams such as the Capitals and Flyers, the Bruins look like the team that reeled off 10 wins in December to truly reveal themselves to the rest of the NHL. 

Coach Claude Julien has got the B’s back to their winning ways since losing a close game with the New Jersey Devils on Jan. 29.

However, the B’s are certainly feeling the competition of such big games on a constant basis, as Coach Claude Julien noted in an interview with

“We looked tired and rightfully so,” Julien said after a shootout win over the Senators. “We've played a lot of big games lately.”

Big games are no stranger to the B’s this season, as it seems like every team is gunning for the favorite in the Eastern Conference.  Don’t expect the schedule to get any easier though, with big games ahead in New Jersey, Washington, Chicago, and of course next week against San Jose.

The B’s have been getting players back from injury as of late, with Patrice Bergeron and Andrew Ference both coming back off of long-term layoffs due to their injuries. 

However, just as the injury bug subsides, another comes along and claims Forwards Milan Lucic and Michael Ryder. 

Don’t expect this to keep the Bruins down and out, as youngsters such as Martin St. Pierre and Byron Bitz have filled in all season.