Boston Bruins

  • The Bruins are off a straight-up sizzling start.

    In fact, they’re off to a 7-1-0 start for the first time in history. And they’ve only been around for almost 100 years, so, take that for what it’s worth. And the latest victims put through the Bruins buzzsaw: Ville Husso and the Red Wings.

    Head-to-head for the first time this season, the Bruins busted this one from close game to laugher in a matter of 1:39 in the third period en route to a 5-1 victory.

    Here are the 98.5 The Sports Hub (dot com) three stars of the game from a win over the Red Wings

  • No. 3 Star: David Pastrnak

    Oct 22, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) shoots the puck during the first period against the Minnesota Wild at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford/USA TODAY Sports

    Oct 22, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) shoots the puck during the first period against the Minnesota Wild at TD Garden. (Paul Rutherford/USA TODAY Sports)

  • Another game, another multi-point night for David Pastrnak. Through eight games, Pastrnak has recorded at least two points on five occasions, and did it against Thursday with a one-goal, three-point effort.

    The Bruins and Pastrnak’s camp, led by J.P. Barry, remain in communication regarding a potential contract extension. But he is not getting any cheaper, that’s for sure.

  • No. 2 Star: Jeremy Swayman

    Oct 27, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) tries to deflect a shot coming in on Boston Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman (1) during the first period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports

    Oct 27, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) tries to deflect a shot coming in on Boston Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman (1) during the first period at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)

  • The Bruins turned this one into a blowout, but through 40 minutes of play, Jeremy Swayman was indeed the Black and Gold’s best performer.

    And he had to be.

    Peppered with 20 shots through two periods, Swayman stopped all but one, and that goal that beat him was sparked off a Craig Smith turnover and then a deflection off a stick. So, tough to kill him for that.

    Swayman finished with 28-of-29 in the crease for his second victory of the season.

  • No. 1 Star: Brad Marchand

    Oct 27, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Olli Maatta (2) keeps Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) from stuffing the puck into an open goal during the third period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

    Oct 27, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Olli Maatta (2) keeps Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) from stuffing the puck into an open goal at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)

  • Of course Brad Marchand couldn’t just beat his original injury timeline by five weeks and return to the lineup. He had to straight-up steal the show, and he did exactly that.

    On the ice for 17:31, Marchand tallied two strikes and added an assist, and left first-year Bruins coach Jim Montgomery absolutely amazed by the night’s end.

    “I would think so,” Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery said when asked if he got his money’s worth from No. 63 tonight.”Boy, the last 30 minutes, that was special. And the power play was special.

    “It’s amazing how he comes up with pucks. He’s like a Tasmanian devil. He’s twirling all around, and the puck just seems to follow him. It’s amazing. He tracks it, he fights for it, he’ll bite your leg off for it. That’s why you love him.”