A Few Takeaways from Bruins-Maple Leafs Series

By: Andrew Parker

We watched some things get ugly Saturday night when the Bruins ultimately tied up the series against Toronto.

The Bruins set the tone early, coming out of the gates throwing the body and showing a little more pep in their step than they did in Game 1. Here are a few takeaways I have gotten from the series so far.

Nazem Kadri is the WORST

I’m not trying to point out the obvious here, and I won’t put much effort into this takeaway at all. The crosscheck to the head should be enough for everyone to judge for themselves. This is the second year in a row that he’s gotten suspended for hits to defenseless Bruins players.

David Backes Should Stay in the Bruins Lineup

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

David Backes brings a lot to the table when his name is entered into the Bruins lineup. Many Bruins players were asked after Game 2 if they felt Backes brought much needed energy to the team. Across the board, all players were happy with the veteran leadership he brought to the table. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt when he sets up the first goal of the game either.

We Should be a Little Worried About the Bruins Injuries

Marcus Johansson, Torey Krug, Jake Debrusk, Connor Clifton, John Moore, Kevan Miller. All Bruins that could be missing in action come around to Game 3. Miller, who is going to miss the entire first series, either could be back in Game 3 or out for a week. The injury situation will be something to keep an eye on.

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Andrew attended the University of Missouri, where he spent time working for ESPNU and the SEC Network on gamedays. He co-hosted the Boston Sports Weekly podcast with Nick from 2016-2018. He also spent time working with CBS Radio St. Louis. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewwParkerr.

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