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The Boston Bruins are once again one of the elite teams in the Eastern Conference.
They play a physical style of hockey and rely on good goaltending to win games. The Bruins have just one loss this season and it came in overtime to the New York Rangers.
Boston has two good wins this week already. The Bruins won at Carolina by a score of 5-3 on Monday, and won a key game on Tuesday at home against New Jersey in an overtime shootout.
The Bruins have been led by their first line, which consists of left winger Milan Lucic, center David Krejci and right winger Nathan Horton. Captain defenseman Zdeno Chara has played well too, and has recorded two goals and three assists.
Without goaltender Tim Thomas this season, goaltending responsibilities have been left to Tuukka Rask. Rask currently has four wins and a save percentage of .932.
One problem the Bruins tend to deal with is constant penalties. What is impressive about the Bruins is that they are 27-of-28 on the penalty kill this season and rank first in the league in killing penalties off. This statistic could be an important factor as the season continues for this Bruins team.
Don't be surprised if the Bruins are representing the Eastern Conference in the Stanley Cup Finals.