Boychuk, Bruins defense tallying needed goals
NEW YORK (WHDH) -- The Boston Bruins always talk about how they’re a better team when they have all four forward lines skating and producing. This was evident in Game 3, but this postseason the Bruins defenders have also been finding the back of the net.
Johnny Boychuk has scored four goals during the playoffs -- a playoff-career high -- after just 10 games.
“Just hitting the net and guys are getting in front of them -- sometimes it’s just luck. So far I’ve probably hit four posts, so you just gotta keep shooting,” said Boychuk.
Boychuk’s shot is often described as a Johnny Rocket, sometimes infamously.
“We used to call him ‘Johnny One Timer’ because he’d just tickle the rafters and shoot it as hard as he could, but he’s been wristing it a few times now and maybe -- I hope he’s figured it out, but getting it through is better than breaking someone’s leg,” said Bruins forward Shawn Thornton.
“He’s been a little bit unlucky with some of the posts, but he’s also been fortunate to score some big goals for us,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien.
It’s not just Boychuk, Bruins defensemen have scored five goals so far and the forwards don’t seem to mind.
“It’s just a bonus. We want to get shots on net and forwards are doing a good job by screening them,” said Boychuk.