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The Key Notes, Analytics, from Boston's Preseason Game vs Philly

Finally, hockey season has arrived. The Boston Bruins travel to Philadelphia, to play game one of preseason. The Bruins lineup is highlighted by free agent signees Vinni Lettieri and A.J. Greer, while Philly includes the likes of Cam York and Wade Allison. Lines: Forwards: John Beecher, Jake DeBrusk, Nick Foligno, A.J. Greer, Joona Koppanen, Jakub Lauko, Vinni Lettieri, Fabian Lysell, Tomas Nosek, Oskar Steen, Jack Studnicka, Eduards Tralmaks, Chris Wagner Defensemen: Jack Ahcan, Connor Carrick, Josiah Didier, Dan Renouf, Kai Wissman, Nick Wolff, Jakub Zboril Goaltenders: Kyle Keyser, Keith Kinkaid Pre-Game Notes : Edward Tralmaks was scheduled to travel to Philly, but was pulled from the travelling squad after suffering a lower-body injury during morning skate Bruins name Keith Kinkaid as starter PP1: Lysell/Beecher/DeBrusk/Foligno/Zboril PP2: Ahcan/Steen/Studnicka/Lettieri/Nosek 1st Period Notes : A lot of scoring opportunities (2 open nets, 1 post) Notable improvement and confidence

Jakub Zboril will be a KEY Player on B's Blue Line

Czech-mate! Jakub Zboril will play a key role for the Bruins, at least until Charlie McAvoy and Matt Grzelcyk are back and ready. Zboril will factor in within the Bruins' top-six, if not play a solid top-four defenseman role. Zboril will have every opportunity early in the season to earn a full-roster spot. The Czech-born defender showed improvement last season when he played in ten games. Zboril looked stronger and played a more mature game before getting injured. During his short season, Zboril recorded three points, averaging just more than 15 minutes per night. He sustained a torn ACL mid-season. INJURY UPDATE: Boston Bruins defender Jakub Zboril has undergone surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee and will miss the remainder of this season. #NHLBruins — NHL News (@PuckReportNHL) December 21, 2021  The Bruins need Zboril to step up, furthermore helping their financial cap. If Zboril is able to hold the fort as a bottom pair d-man, the Bruins will likely move Mike Rei

Grading Boston Bruins Players by Season Performance

The Boston Bruins had a disappointing ending to their 2021-22 season. After finishing in the top wildcard spot, Boston was eventually dismantled by the Carolina Hurricanes. Now that all the dust has settled, let's grade the Bruins players season! #63 - Brad Marchand (A) Brad Marchand was once again Boston's leading scorer. The pesky winger put up 32 goals and 48 assists , for 80 points in just 70 games. Marchand had a hot start to the 2021-22 season, poised to break the 100 point margin. Over the course of the season, Marchand's scoring dried up, although he finished with an over a point -per-game average. The one downside to Marchand's game would be the poor discipline he showed. The Halifax native was suspended for six games after getting into an altercation with Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry.  #73 - Charlie McAvoy (A) McAvoy showed substantial growth in his offensive ability and proved to be Boston's quarterback. The former first-round pick recorde