One Particular Bruin Player That Made A Huge Difference In Win Over Montreal

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PHOTO CREDITS: (thestar.com)

Wednesday, December 9th was the day that the Boston Bruins ended a losing streak against Original Six rival, the Montreal Canadiens. Many players were singled out for their outstanding efforts. Loui Eriksson and Tuukka Rask came up a bit as well as Patrice Bergeron. One forward though, caught my eye in a rather special way. That player is Landon Ferraro.

Landon Ferraro picked up the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win over the Habs in the Bell Centre. The goal came just 42 seconds following Loui Eriksson’s shorthanded goal that evened up the game.

It was a great no-look pass by Ryan Spooner to find a wide open Ferraro in the slot, but the snipe was even sweeter. The whole play confused the Montreal fans, coaches, and players, especially Mike Condon, Montreal’s goaltender.

Knowing it is the next day after the Bruins beat the Canadiens, many Bruins fans, including myself, aren’t paying a lot of attention to the game as a whole, more or less the final 20 minutes. Not to bring anyone down or anything, but Boston didn’t have the greatest game heading into the 3rd period. It was Tuukka Rask holding his own and locking down Montreal’s lethal scoring weapons.

While the game was coming to a close, the Bruins, in desperation, attempted to ice the puck. Twice, Ferraro beat the Habs defence to prevent an icing called an actually set up a nice pass to Brett Connolly. Unfortunately, Connolly couldn’t capitalize.

Back on November 22nd, Don Sweeney claimed Ferraro off waivers from Detroit. The son of TSN analyst Ray Ferraro said the following after Boston’s win.

“It seems like a lot of great things are happening right now since I joined this team,” Ferraro told reporters after Wednesday’s 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens, via BostonBruins.com. “And to do this in Montreal is pretty exciting, obviously.”

Landon has played in 8 games with the Black and Gold this year, putting up 3-2-5 totals. Due to the injury of Joonas Kemppainen, the B’s penalty kill took a hit. Last night, Ferraro played 1:22 on the PK. Also, Landon blocked 4 shots, made 5 hits, the game-winning goal, all in just 14:35 of TOI.

Landon Ferraro started the game on the fourth line, but was rotated around throughout the game. In the upcoming games, look for Claude Julien to bring Ferraro up to the top six, possibly replacing Brett Connolly who only has 5-7-12 totals in 26 games on the second line.

 

 

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