Happy Friday! Hopefully you’re enjoying a day off today (if you’re in the United States), or at least a decent Friday (elsewhere).
With the July 4th holiday observed today and officially coming up tomorrow, we’ll take a page out of the Canada Day playbook and share a goal by each American member of the Bruins!
This will take significantly longer, as the Bruins have 10 American skaters on the roster, but...let’s get to it!
Anders Bjork - Mequon, WI
A nice little back-and-forth passing, and a perfectly placed shot.
Brandon Carlo - Colorado Springs, CO
We all know that it didn’t end well, but this was still pretty cool. After missing a whole bunch of playoff games due to injury, Carlo finally got his shot during the last run, and scored his first playoff goal in the Final — shorthanded, no less.
Connor Clifton - Long Branch, NJ
Speaking of first goals in the playoffs! As it turns out, this was actually Clifton’s first NHL goal, not just his first playoff goal. They don’t get much more wide open than that.
Charlie Coyle - Weymouth, MA
I covered this game from the press box, and was seated in the end right behind Bobrovsky’s net. Live, I was convinced this was offside. Nice play by my man Danton Heinen (pour one out).
Matt Grzelcyk - Charlestown, MA
When you grow up in the city, you get a post with two goals instead of one.
Torey Krug - Livonia, MI
I will make an exception to the city rule above, because Torey Krug’s playoff start in 2013 was truly something else.
Sean Kuraly - Dublin, OH
Another series that didn’t end well, but this one gets included because of the American factor: every Bruins skater on the ice for this goal is American (Kuraly, Frank Vatrano, David Backes, Charlie McAvoy, and Kevan Miller).
John Moore - Winnetka, IL
First goal as a Bruin, and it’s a game-winner in Montreal? Not bad.
Charlie McAvoy - Long Beach, NY
An OT winner, and then he gets bundled by Jake DeBrusk.
Chris Wagner - Walpole, MA
Hustle and finish from the Walpole kid.