There’s an awful lot that’s gone into the rise of the Bruins in 2022.
But one thing that’s seemingly flown under the radar? The team’s ability to put losses behind them. They did it once again Friday night in Winnipeg, as the team rebounded from a deflating Wednesday night loss in Minnesota with a 4-2 victory over the Jets. With the win, the Bruins improved to a staggering 18-4-2 in their first game after a loss.
The reason behind that number, as Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy explained, is a pretty simple one.
“We don’t like losing,” Cassidy said after the game.
But as Cassidy explained beyond the obvious, it also goes back to the team’s mindset as a contender.
“I think our guys, the next night, are usually ready to go,” Cassidy said. “We wanted to win and it showed, you know? End of a road trip, desperate team at home with some momentum and we got the game back [in the third period]. And that’s a credit to the guys in the room for keeping their composure and then upping their game when they needed to.”
For the Bruins, this game with putting quick-strike goals from the Jets in the rearview mirror, and coming through on a second chance opportunity when Brenden Dillon carelessly flung a puck up and over the glass just moments after the Jets successfully a Boston power-play opportunity late in the third period of a tied game.
“I think they were disappointed in the previous power play,” Cassidy admitted. “Part of our meeting before the game was their D will play a little bit away from the net, so getting a puck through from the point would be an option for us tonight. Took us a while to to use that one, but Charlie McAvoy does a good job to get it through and then Taylor Hall does the dirty work in front.
“We had to go to Plan B or C to to get the best look, and eventually we got to it and good for us for get rewarded.”
Here are some other thoughts and notes from a 4-2 win in Winnipeg…