Bruins Look to Capitalize in Canada

By Brian Willwerth

Looking to build on a two-game winning streak, the first-place Boston Bruins will spend the next week traveling across all of Canada, and back.

Their six-game road trip continues Tuesday in Calgary against the Flames.  The trip will then take them to Vancouver and Edmonton, before returning to the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, an arena the Bruins were victorious in last Friday night.

In Calgary, the Flames are riding a three-game winning streak of their own, and have been red-hot offensively.  They’ve scored 17-goals over their last three games, including a 9-1 shellacking against the Colorado Avalanche on Valentine’s Day.  Jarome Iginla has 57 points in 61 games this season.

Saturday night’s matchup in Rogers Arena against Vancouver will be a big test.  The Canucks have a league-best 85-points, and have only lost four games at home this season.  The Canucks lead the league in goals scored and goals against, and have the best power play in the NHL at 25%.

After that, the Bruins close out their road trip against the two teams with the fewest points in the league: Edmonton and Ottawa. Boston does not return to the TD Garden until March 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Boston Blazers Beat Edmonton, 10-7 in Home Opener (1/15/11)

by Matt Noonan

BOSTON, MA – Boston Blazers forward Nick Cotter clearly kept the Edmonton Rush on their toes for the entire four quarters, as he finished the evening with three goals and led his squad to a 10-7 victory during the teams home opener at the T.D. Garden.

Cotter scored two goals during the first half and recorded a third during the fourth quarter, which solidified the win for the Blazers.

Besides Cotter’s epic performance, the Blazers also watched Casey Powell find the back of the net twice to record two goals during both the first and second half of regulation.

Ryan Hotaling, Dan Dawson, Geoff McNulty and Josh Sanderson each added one goal of their own too during the teams second win of the season.

Goaltender Anthony Cosmo allowed only seven goals through 60-minutes, but continuously kept the Blazers in contention to steal multiple leads from the Rush and eventually the game.

Blazers head coach Matt Sawyer seemed rather satisfied after the win as Boston advanced to (2-0) on the season. They will next play Friday January 21 against the Toronto Rock at 7:30pm eastern.