BOSTON – With the Boston Bruins this season, the kids are alright.
A quick perusal of the box score for Saturday night’s 6-1 Bruins win over the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden showed two goals apiece for Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, and three power play goals in an impressive offensive showing.
But that only tells part of the hockey story.
There were some other notable footnotes for the Black and Gold, including a couple of Boston Bruins rookies Trent Frederic and Jakub Zboril picking up their first NHL points amidst the six-goal outburst. It was apropos given the way, nearly across the board, that Boston’s crop of rookies has performed impressively for the B’s in the early going to this season.
It’s clear that now is the time for a number of Bruins prospects given the need at the NHL level and given their own individual situations within the organization, and across the board Boston’s youth movement is off to a promising start.
“Guys are getting comfortable with one another,” said Marchand, who finished with two goals and three points in the win. “The young guys are starting to get their groove out there and are feeling very comfortable. That’s what we need. That young energy and guys fighting for sports creates internal competition and pushes us all to be better.”