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

Finally, hockey season has arrived. The Boston Bruins are back at TD Garden, to play the Philadelphia Flyers. The Bruins lineup will include the likes of captain, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, and newly acquired winger, Pavel Zacha. Lines : Forwards: John Beecher, Patrice Bergeron, Jake DeBrusk, Nick Foligno, Trent Frederic, Taylor Hall, David Krejci, Fabian Lysell Marc McLaughlin, Tomas Nosek, Chris Wagner, Pavel Zacha Defensemen: Jake Ahcan, Connor Clifton, Derek Forbort, Kai Wissman, Nick Wolff, Jakub Zboril Goaltenders: Linus Ullmark, Keith Kinkaid Pre-Game Notes : Ullmark expected to play full-game Bergeron centers Zacha and DeBrusk Krejci centers Lysell and Hall PP1: Bergeron-Krejci-DeBrusk-Hall-Zboril PP2: Zacha-Lysell-Foligno-McLaughlin-Ahcan 1st Period Notes : Good quick-up by Derek Forbort, leading to an opportunity for Pavel Zacha Wagner draws an o-zone penalty PP1 lacks dynamic attack and set-up Lysell takes hooking penalty, after he turns over the puck Bruins allow multi

Goaltending Will be a Critical Aspect for the Boston Bruins - Ullmark, Swayman

The Boston Bruins will look to rely on their goaltending tandem of Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman to help position themselves into a playoff position. We all know the first few months of the NHL season will be hard on the Bruins. The team will be without superstar Brad Marchand, defensive quarterback Charlie McAvoy, and offensive d-man Matt Grzelcyk. Three essential key aspects of an elite Bruins squad. Last season, the tandem of Ullmark and Swayman would be best described as solid. By no means were they elite, but they weren't horrible either. Bruins management will look for strong starts from both of their goaltenders, as they are likely to share the starts and share somewhat equal ice time in the crease.   Veteran goaltender Linus Ullmark will look to bounce back from a poor playoff showing against the Carolina Hurricanes last season. Ullmark finished his season with two playoff losses. The Swedish goalkeeper finished his first season in Boston with a save percentage of .91

Jeremy Swayman Controls Ullmark's Future with the Bruins

Jeremy Swayman is a 23-year-old goaltender entering his third season in the NHL. The Anchorage, Alaska native has played in 51 NHL games during his short career. This past season, he split playing-time with teammate Linus Ullmark as the starting netminder. How does Swayman control Ullmark's future? Of course, we need to note that Linus Ullmark currently has a full-no-movement clause in his contract. Meaning the Bruins wouldn't be able to trade him this season (unless Ullmark waives his clause). Ullmark earns an annual-average-salary of $5M and, after the 2022–23 season, he has a M-NTC (allowing Boston to trade him). Remember, Boston needs cap in-order to sign both Jeremy Swayman and David Pastrnak after the conclusion of the 2022-23 season. Swayman is the future in net for the Bruins after Tuukka Rask retired this past season. Boston has faith in the youngster, he is the only capable goalie in the system. This is a key year for Swayman. If the Alaska native plays well, Linus Ul

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