For this edition of “5 Thoughts”, we are going to be looking at the period starting with game #5 against the Florida Panthers, through game #10 against the New Jersey Devils. Let’s hop right into it.
David Krejci and Milan Lucic are on fire: I knew that the Bruins’ first line was going to be better than it has been in over the last three seasons, including the Cup run, but I had no idea they were going to come out of the gate on fire like this. Milan Lucic and David Krejci are performing at above a point per game pace. Krejci has a team leading 12 points in the first 10 games this season (2 goals, 10 assists, and a +7). Lucic has a team leading 6 goals in the first 10 so far this season, as well as 5 assists, and a +8. If both of these players can keep up their excellent level of play, they are both likely in for career years.
Jarome Iginla has come alive: Finally! Listen, I knew Jarome Iginla was a slow starter, as he has been throughout his career, but I was hoping for a bit more than one assist in 5 games to start the year. Fortunately though, Iggy has turned it on in a big way in the last 5 games for the B’s putting up 2 goals, 5 assists, and a +7. He has looked really good next to Krejci and Lucic, and it seems as if they have finally developed some excellent chemistry. I hope he continues his torrid stretch of excellent play, and I am beginning to hope he stays with the Bruins for a few more seasons.