The Boston Bruins finally got off the schneid on Wednesday afternoon with a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1 of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoff playoffs. It was a complete team effort for the Bruins that included a strong morning from Charlie Coyle and his line. Coyle centered a third-line that had Nick Ritchie and Anders Bjork on his wings.
It wasn’t a perfect day for the trio, but it was a solid one. Coyle only expects things to become smoother and get better as the trio works together through their First Round series.
“It’s going to come as we play more and more,” Coyle said postgame on Wednesday. “It’s just talk is so huge. There’s a few times where if one of those guys are down low or coming back into the D zone, either I yell to them to stay low or whatever the case is and we play by that. If we can make a switch and I can get down there when the time is right then we do that.”
As mentioned, it wasn’t perfect for this trio. It was the first time they played together as a line. Naturally, there will be things that they can work on during the duration of this series. They won’t have a ton of time prior to Game 2, however. That will take place on Thursday night at 8:00 pm.
“But there’s some stuff we got to work on and work out,” Charlie Coyle continued. “We’ll definitely watch some video of today’s game, that’s a crucial area we want to be better at. That’s going to come with more practice time, or I guess tomorrow back at it so we’ll adjust accordingly there.”