The Bruins and Penguins played a memorable one at the TD Garden Monday night, and it was the B's who prevailed in OT after the Penguins tied things up with under a second left in regulation.
Mike Felger, Gary Tanguay, and the Boston Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont discussed the game and the B's as a whole so far.
Felger is happy that the B's went for the kill in OT with three forwards and a defenseman.
"I love Claude's approach here the last couple of games," Felger said. "This Bruins game is so sick of the shootout, so sick of participating in the shootout, they have no gone to overtime in the last two games, and CLaude have gone exclusively at least to me with a lineup that has three forwards and one defenseman. Claude, God love you, if you were here I'd kiss you on the mouth!"
Dupont is a fan of that approach too (although he didn't go as far as to say he'd kiss Julien) - but he wants to see the B's press more, and sooner than in overtime.
"It's nice to see the team press the puck, dictate the offense, I just wish we saw it during the 60 minutes," Dupont said. "You can't argue against the fact that they're in first place and they do win, but this point up until Pittsburgh tied it, was frankly a ho-hum game. I'd like to see them press the puck more, try to dictate offense more, and that's what you see when they've got three forwards and one defenseman."
The discussion eventually turns to players who have impressed them up to this point in the season.
Felger likes Soderberg a lot so far, and Dupont is a fan of Torey Krug - who scored the game-winner tonight and has seven goals in the season.