Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/10/14
(Photo: Barry Chin/Boston Globe) Despite Thursday’s miraculous win over the San Jose Sharks who dictated the pace of most of the game and Saturday’s tough loss to the New Jersey Devils in the last two minutes of the game, the Bruins have shown much improvement and high hopes for the future of the team this season. Heading into another three-game week the Boston Bruins are still looking strong. The offense has looked extremely strong since the last time I ragged on them. The B’s have scored 18 goals in the past five games compared to the 12 goals in the first five games of the season. David Krejci and Milan Lucic have really stepped up their game, combining for 23 points in 10 games. Krejci now averages one assist per game, leads the team in assists (10) and is ranked in the top five for assists in the National Hockey League, while Lucic leads the team in goals (6). Jarome Iginla, too, has shown why he deserves to be on top line by scoring his lone two goals of the season in the past two games and assisting for five goals in the past four games. Not only have the forwards stepped up offensively, but also the defense – specifically Torey Krug. He has scored three out of his four goals in the past two games, scoring two in the 5-2 over the Buffalo Sabres on Oct. 23. The main Bruin I must not fail to mention is goalie Tuukka Rask. Man, has he stood on his head for the Bruins this season. He has started in nine of the 10 games, stapling a tough 1.56 goals against average (GAA), one shutout, and a .947 save percentage. Rask ranks third in goals against average and in second for save percentage in the entire NHL, out of goalies who have played in more than eight games this season. San Jose Shark, Antti Niemi is .003 in front of Rask for GAA. (Photo: The Associated Press) The team plays three more games next week, one home and two away. The Bruins head over to Pittsburgh on Oct. 30 to face off against the Penguins, at 8:00 p.m. EST, for the first time since sweeping them in upset fashion in the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals, bringing them to the Stanley Cup. Iginla, who played for the Penguins last season, will again play on the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, but this time against his former teammates. The Bruins will return home the following day for Halloween (Oct. 31) to battle the impressive 9-3-0 Anaheim Ducks at 7:00 p.m. EST. Two days later the Bruins will be playing in New York against the Islanders at 7:00 p.m. EST on Nov. 2.
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