It’s that magical time of year in Boston when all four of the sports teams are still in action. Of course the focus is on the Red Sox as they are competing for their eighth World Series Championship. However, while the Red Sox dominated Game 1 of the series last week, the Bruins were also in action against the Buffalo Sabres.
The game itself was not all that significant as the Bruins are one of the best teams in the newly configured Atlantic Division and Buffalo is literally the worst team in the division. Not to mention the young NHL season is only about 10 games deep. What that doesn’t mean is that nothing significant could happen during the game, and in fact there were a couple of developments that were crucial for the Bruins moving forward in the season.
The story of the night was not that the Bruins handily beat the Sabres 5-2 but rather John Scott’s illegal hit on Bruins forward Loui Eriksson. Eriksson you’ll remember was the key piece in the deal that sent Tyler Seguin to Dallas and is now a fixture in the second line with Patrice Bergeron and Reilly Smith/Brad Marchand. Continue reading In Case You Missed It: John Scott’s Illegal Hit Gives Loui Eriksson Concussion »