The Boston Bruins head back home to the TD Garden as they face the Winnipeg Jets for the first time this year. After a solid 6-2 win over the Nashville Predators Tuesday night, Boston will need to continue to build on that effort. While the top line have been carrying the heavy scoring load, Tuesday’s game saw other lines contributing as Danton Heinen, Chris Wagner, David Krejci and Charlie Coyle each scored.
Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele was recently named the NHL Second Star of the Week ending January 5th. In his last five games, the 26-year-old center has an 8-point game streak. He leads the team with 48 points and 28 assists. He had a four-point game in the Jets recent 7-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Much like the Bruins, the Jets were down key players and saw the return of Andrew Copp and a possible return of defenseman Dmitry Kulikov. Winnipeg will face the B’s to close out their back-to back this week (they face the Toronto Maple Leafs the night before). In their last 10 games, the Jets are 3-5-2, while the Bruins are 4-1-5.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH: January, 9TH with puck drop at 7:00PM. NESN
On Saturday, the Bruins see the New York Islanders, who currently reside in the second position in the Metro Division, right behind the Washington Capitals. In their last 10 games New York is 5-4-1. Saturday’s game will be Boston’s second in the series against the Islanders, which saw the Bruins lose 3-2 in a shoot-out back in December. The Isles’ Matthew Barzal leads the team in points (35), assists (19) and goals (16). New York is enjoying a few days off prior to Saturday’s game. They will be coming off a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH: January, 11TH with puck drop at 7:00PM. NHLN, MSG+, NESN
On January 17th the Bruins will be hosting their third annual Pucks and Paddles Pin Pong Tournament at the Royal Boston, in which fans can bid to play alongside their favorite player. The tournament has also teamed with on-air sports personalities from the 98.5 Sports Hub, and patients from the Floating Hospital for Children Tufts Medical. Money raised will go to benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and the Floating Hospital.
Bidding will end January 13th; tickets are on sale with a $200 VIP option, which includes a pre-event meet & greet with players. To purchase, click here.
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