In this week’s Eye on the Enemy, we take a closer look at the Boston Bruins and their upcoming matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Chicago Blackhawks got it done this past Tuesday, beating the Colorado Avalanche 6-4. But it ended up being a tough win against a team that ranks at the bottom of the league. After two losses in a row, the ’Hawks shook up their lines a bit for this game. It paid off for the bottom six, as the third and fourth lines accounted for pretty much all six of the goals.
In the meantime, the Boston Bruins lost 6-5 in a shootout to the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. It was a heartbreaker of a game for the Bruins, in that they were up 4-1 at the end of the first period. I’m sure they will be motivated to turn things around after that one.
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Tonight, the ’Hawks face these Boston Bruins at the TD Garden. This will be the first of two matchups for these two teams this season.
The ’Hawks boast a record of 28-14-5, which ranks second in the Central Division, with 61 points. The Bruins sit in third place in the Atlantic Division, with a record of 23-19-6, for 52 points.
In preparation for this matchup, we reached out to our fellow FanSided friends in Boston. Expert Brandon Share-Cohen at Causeway Crowd was kind enough to answer a few questions for us ahead of tonight’s game. Here’s what we discussed.