After two disconcerting results in a row, the Bruins were in desperate need for a quality outing.
It’s never a good thing when head coach Bruce Cassidy is calling out players; it’s even worse when general manager Don Sweeney is speaking to the media about needing to shake up the roster, should the scoring drought continue.
Cam Neely even went on The Greg Hill Show to echo the statements made by Cassidy, specifically on DeBrusk.
The players clearly received the message.
David Krejci potted his first goal of the season and DeBrusk netted his first even strength goal of the season to help carry the Bruins to a 4-0 win over the Rangers at TD Garden.
“Feels like everyone thinks I’m done around here,” said DeBrusk postgame.
David Pastrnak opened the scoring, unleashing a bomb from the point that beat Alexandar Georgiev low blocker side.
Later in the first period, Brad Marchand danced around Pavel Buchnevich and dished a beautiful saucer pass by Adam Fox to Patrice Bergeron, who slammed it in on the penalty kill.
What an absurd play from Brad Marchand.— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) March 12, 2021
Patrice Bergeron finishes off the shorthanded goal.
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The wheels came off for Georgiev as he completely whiffed on Krejci’s slapshot, making it 3-0.
Annnnnnnd about 90 seconds later, DeBrusk’s goal made it 4-0.
That’s all she wrote!
A complete effort was just what the doctor ordered for the Bruins, even if sitting fourth in the East Division with a 14-6-4 record is nothing to hang your head about.
However, after a disheartening loss to the Devils and another loss to the Islanders, the mood around the team was pessimistic, to say the least.
Here’s to hoping a win like this turns things around.
The black and gold return to action Saturday, hosting the Rangers in a matinee contest.