Cujo pitches second straight bagel

 

The Boston Bruins have been searching for consistent goaltending all season. In a pivotal game against Montreal last time out, Curtis Joseph was outstanding, stopping all 25 shots he faced for the shutout win. Last night against Edmonton, Cujo was great again, turning aside all shots in a 2-0 Bruin victory.

 

There was no scoring in the first period, but it wasn't for lack of chances. Both teams were active in each others ends, but both netminders thwarted the other teams opportunities.

 

Troy Murray and Paul Cavallini scored in the second for Boston. The goals were sandwiched between a plethora of Oiler powerplays; penalties were 5 for Boston and 1 for Edmonton in the period. "The officials weren't great tonight, especially in that second period" said coach Guevremont. "I have to be careful what I say to not get fined, but they have to be better. There were two teams on the ice out there tonight."

 

In the third the Bruins benefitted from a 5 minute major to Timo Blomqvist to outshoot the Oil 11-7 in the third and 32-25 overall. No scoring again in that frame.

 

This was a victory that Boston really needed. The victory moved them temporarily into second place in the Wales Conference, 3 points behind New Jersey and 1 up on Hartford and Philadelphia. 

 

The Bruins will enjoy a night off before hosting the upstart New York Rangers. 

 

GAME STARS:

 

3. Paul Cavallini

2. Troy Murray

1. Curtis Joseph

 

GAME NOTES:

- The Bruin PP went 0 for 2, and the PK went 6 for 6

- The Bruin PP is now second worst in the NFHL, ahead of only Buffalo. Expect some changes to that unit to occur

- Bruin PK is currently the 4th best in the NFHL, boasting a 88% success rate

 

THE SANDWICH REPORT:

 

The Sandwich Bruins are back in the win column after a 2-1 victory over Red Deer. Martin Straka and Bert Robertsson with the goals for the BBs. Pasi Nurminen with the win.

 

Donny Brook

Bruins Beat Writer

Boston Herald