Bruins down Jets

597818.jpg

Bruins down Jets

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins snapped back from their Black Friday loss to the Detroit Red Wings with a 4-2 come-from-behind win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night at TD Garden.

Evander Kane and Dustin Byfuglien scored two goals in a span of 39 seconds to give the Jets an early 2-0 lead in the first period. It was the second-quickest pair of goals allowed by the Bruins this season. Zdeno Chara responded with a goal later in the period to cut the lead to 2-1.

In the second period, Chris Kelly scored a shorthanded goal (assisted by Rich Peverley) to tie the game at two apiece. With that play, Peverley recorded his 100th career assist. Nine minutes later, Kelly followed up with his second goal of the game from Benoit Pouliot and, once again, Peverley.The last time Kelly scored two goals in a single game was November 19 against the New York Islanders. He had not scored a goal since then.

Brad Marchand iced the Bruins win with an unassisted empty-netter with 1:09 to go in the third period.

The Bruins will play the Maple Leafs on November 30 in Toronto.

Thursday, Jan. 19: Torts doesn't think LeBron could play hockey

Thursday, Jan. 19: Torts doesn't think LeBron could play hockey

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while wondering if the Bruins are ever going to poop, or get off the pot.
 
*John Tortorella wants everybody to know that he thinks there isn’t a chance that Lebron James could play hockey.
 
*In the interest of self-promotion, here’s my radio hit with Toucher and Rich this morning about whether or not Claude Julien should be fired after back-to-back bad losses against the Islanders and Red Wings.
 
*How did Shane Doan arrive at an unhappy place with the Arizona Coyotes where he now is open to moving elsewhere ahead of the trade deadline?
 
*Henrik Lundqvist’s season is entering a crisis level based on what he’s done, and the diminished performance level he’s showing as a more mature goaltender.
 
*A nice piece with a Canadian hockey hero, Hayley Wickenheiser, who recounts some of the legendary moments of her career through a series of pictures.
 
*I totally respect the work that Travis Yost does, but stating the Bruins should stick with Claude Julien because their shooting percentage is bound to turn around isn’t good enough grounds to keep a floundering situation intact, in my opinion. You need to check where the shots are coming from and how many of those shot attempts are completely missing the net to get a better grasp on some of the reasons behind Boston’s dreadful 10-year low shooting percentage. That would also explain some of the reason why Julien needs to be replaced coaching a team that’s largely content on perimeter shots to do it for them while also only sporadically showing the effort required from a middle class talent type of team.

*The Lightning are struggling at Joe Namath levels right now without Steve Stamkos in their lineup, and they need that to change.
 
*For something completely different: congrats to the Boston boys in New Edition for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.