WILMINGTON, MA - The Bruins snapped a four-game skid on Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 shutout of the Florida Panthers, featuring solid goaltending, stronger defense and a touch of their “edge” and physicality that has made them such a tough team to play against in recent years.
It’s not quite near the level they want it to be, but the theme around the locker room seems to be that they’re “heading in the right direction.”
“I don’t know where exactly we did, but we really turned a corner when you start not just focusing on the results but you do focus on the positives and how we were playing and working towards things,” said blueliner Andrew Ference following Sunday’s win at TD Garden.
“And [we] have kind of the bigger picture in mind of what we’re getting ready for and what we’re gearing up for, so it’s going the right direction for sure.”
He’s a very versatile player, he can play center, he can play the wing, he’ll block shots, he’ll do whatever it takes, and the more I finally get him in those situations, when you’re asking him to step up, he does a really good job.
We have been playing together for the last two years, which is a rare thing in hockey. We get along off the ice, which is good because it transfers on the ice. We accept our role and know our role. Sometimes it is not an easy job, but we are willing to help the team. It’s a role we take pride in.