The Bruins have had an up and down season thus far, and are currently sitting in fourth place in the Atlantic Division, a far cry from the President’s Cup which they had achieved last year.
Captain Zdeno Chara, who sustained a major injury at the beginning of the year, and Alternate Captain Patrice Bergeron, who leads the team with 32 goals, and was recently nominated to his first NHL All-Star game, have been leading the Bruins so far, this season. The Bruins number two and three scorers are Swedish teammates Loui Eriksson and Carl Soderberg, who solidify the third line with Alternate Captain Chris Kelly.
Tuukka Rask, a Vezina winner from a year ago, has greatly struggled this year, although his recent play is showing an indication of heading in the right direction. The Bruins defense in many ways is led this year by Dougie Hamilton, who not only has 26 points, good for fourth on the team, but has also managed to stay healthy this year.