Jeff Larmer terrific in win
The Boston Bruins played Chicago for their second in this young season last night. They held the Blackhawks to 16 shots in the game allowing one goal in the process in a 3-1 victory.
Jeff Larmer, relegated to third line duty playing behind superstar youngsters Ziggy Palffy and Theo Fleury, has come to the rink every day with his lunch pail looking to do whatever he needs to for this team to win. He opened the scoring in this one with three minutes left in the first to give the Bs the lead after the first frame. Scott Young was injured by former Bruin Bob Sweeney on the first of a trio of dirty plays by Chicago players that each knocked a Bruins player out of the game.
“I understand what my role is as a veteran,” says Larmer. “I really like to be a positive influence for these young guys and show what it takes every day.”
In the second, Shaun Van Allen scored on the PP to make it 2-0. The shots were 19-10 Bruins after the second.
In the third, Wayne Presley was injured by Dave Reid, and Larmer scored his second of the game on that PP to make it 3-0. Bryan Smolinski then crushed Paul Cavallini with a late hit also knocking him from the game. Ian Moran scored his second of the season to break up the shutout bid for Brian Hayward. Final shot tally was 30-16 in favour of the Bruins.
The Bruins have had trouble with some of the rougher teams this season since the anger management classes in the off-season which really has made a difference in knocking down the penalty minutes. Boston currently boasts the fifth least penalty minutes in the NFHL, averaging 21.5 minutes per game.
The Bruins have three nights off before they face the Edmonton Oilers.
3. Troy Murray
2. Ziggy Palffy
1. Jeff Larmer
THE SANDWICH REPORT:
The Sandwich Bruins hosted Springfield and got crushed 10-2. They are not good once again this season.
Bruins Beat Writer