Game 5 Bost Bruins at Chicago Blackhawks

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The Bruins conclude their two-game “road trip” Saturday night at the United Center in Chicago. There, the defending-champion Boston Bruins will take on the defending champions from 2009-10, the Blackhawks in their only meeting this season.

The Bruins are coming off consecutive losses to teams that missed the playoffs in 2011, Carolina and Colorado. The B’s offense has looked dismal on the whole this season, sporting a 1-3-0 record despite their goaltending letting in seven goals in four games (a 1.75 team GAA).

Brad Marchand leads the Bruins in goals (two, tied with Rich Peverley) and points (four, tied with Tyler Seguin). So much for talks of a sophomore slump.

In particular the struggles of a couple of Bruins first-liners, Milan Lucic have been the topic of conversation. The two have a combined two assists and no goals in the first four games to start the season. Both are notoriously streaky, but seemed to come alive in the third period versus Carolina on Wednesday.

 

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