Let’s empty the ol’ notebook after the Boston Bruins’ season-opening win over the Chicago Blackhawks…
Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo displayed in the season opener his typical skills that he excels at – using his size to steer away rushing forwards, an active stick in the defensive end – but what really stood out about Carlo on Wednesday night was his confidence shooting the puck.
Carlo was second among Bruins defensemen to his (blue) linemate, Hampus Lindholm, with three total shot attempts against the Blackhawks, and also showed impressive poise and accuracy when shooting for tip-ins. He and Trent Frederic looked like they were playing pool on the Bruins’ first goal of the season.
Carlo confidently fired the puck well outside the range of the net, then Frederic angled it around Blackhawks goalie Arvid Söderblom. The netminder had no chance.