It is Wednesday, my dudes.
The Bruins capped a 4-0 road trip with a 3-0 win over the Blackhawks in Chicago, continuing their perfect start to the season.
In a game that featured Connor Bedard, the slightly older Matthew Poitras stood out, recording another goal (his third in two games).
Poitras is up to 3G-1A-4PTS totals in six NHL games. While some wondered if he may have hit a wall after the first few games, he has certainly answered the bell in the last two.
At this point, the Bruins would have to be insane to send Poitras back to juniors. You have to think they’ve already made up their mind, they’re just not putting anything out there until the nine-game “free trial” expires.
Poitras will certainly have his peaks and valleys, but you wanted this nine-game stretch to serve as a test of whether or not he could hang in the pros.
I think he’s answered that question, and made the decision an easy one for Jim Montgomery and Don Sweeney.
The B’s are off to a fantastic start, but some have pointed to their relatively soft schedule as being a big part of it.
Thus far, we’ve seen four games (Chicago x2, San Jose, Anaheim) against basement dwellers and two (Nashville, Los Angeles) against decent teams.
After Anaheim comes to town Thursday (watch, they’ll lose this one after I gloss over it), the B’s will face higher-caliber opposition: vs. Detroit, vs. Florida, vs. Toronto, at Detroit, at Dallas.
Your thoughts? Are the B’s playing well or is the schedule their friend? A little bit of both? Are you still in a Poit-induced haze?