The Bruins pride themselves on being a team with depth at each position from the top to the bottom of the roster.
That works more often than not, but on some nights, the B’s are left to call on their big guns to help them come away with a win. That was certainly the case Monday night in Carolina where the Bruins’ first line came up big in a 5-3 win over the Hurricanes.
The trio of David Krejci, Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic made their presence felt all night. The end result was yet another win, a victory propelled by Claude Julien‘s top line.
When Horton scored late in the third period to bump the Boston lead to 3-1, it looked as if Boston would coast to its first road win of the season. However, some uncharacteristic sloppy play late in the period allowed the Canes back into the game. Jeff Skinner and Eric Staal scored late in the second, and the B’s were on their heels heading into the third tied at three.
Despite the sudden swing in momentum entering the third period, the B’s nev...