Boston Bruins

Feb 5, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; The Boston Bruins celebrate their victory during the overtime period against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

By Matt Dolloff,

Jake DeBrusk is a notorious celebrator. He doesn’t usually hold back, whether it’s him or his teammate scoring. So it looked a little concerning when he literally jumped and fell on top of Charlie McAvoy after the B’s defenseman scored his first goal of the season in an overtime win over the Blackhawks.

All is well, though. McAvoy got back up and the celebration continued. But even DeBrusk jokingly admitted he might be getting a little carried away with the cellies.

“I mean, it was his first of the year so – obviously we’re a pretty close team – but I agree, I gotta stop jumping on guys, got a little more speed than I think,” said DeBrusk. “I was worried too. I get worried when that happens, just so you guys know as well – especially when I kinda fall down on them. He’s all good though so that’s all that matters.” He also joked that he made sure McAvoy was still alive when they were on the ice.

DeBrusk is hoping for a “T&R bump” on Wednesday night, when the Bruins take on the Montreal Canadiens. He’s had a good month or so, though, with seven goals and 13 points in his last 13 games dating back to Jan. 9. Just don’t try to concuss anyone next time your teammate scores, will ya?!

Listen to the full interview with DeBrusk below.

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