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.