Hate to say it as a Lightning fan, but the Bruins really are looking quite strong this season.
Looking every bit the part of an Eastern Conference champion.
Without looking at numbers, I am willing to bet their goaltending tandem is the best in the league and more than cover up for any defensive miscues by the skaters.
Lots of hockey to be played and I am still waiting for the Bolts to fully wake up, but man, right now, the Bruins are really looking like the team to beat in the Atlantic.
I think the All Star break came at just the right time for the Bruins.
Overall, they've looked shaky that last week or two, but of particular note has been their goaltending.
Rask and Halak have been outstanding almost all year, but now, with Rask out of action, Halak is being pressed into more duty (not a good thing), and taken out of what worked perfectly.... a timeshare in net with Rask.
I think this is exposing Halak (as it did in St. Louis and Montreal when he was asked to play more