After an impressive victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins to start the week, the Boston Bruins dropped two straight to Southeast Division foes Winnipeg — which snapped Boston’s 15-game unbeaten streak — and Florida, and suffered their first regulation loss(es) since dropping a 4-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on Oct. 29th.
The Bruins capped off the bittersweet week with a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday in a game that saw Zdeno Chara leave with a lower body injury. While the captain is day-to-day with an injury, fellow defenseman Joe Corvo, who had struggled in recent weeks, scored twice against Columbus — including the game-winner on a third period power play — and earned himself Bruins Daily player of the week honors.
Corvo’s stats might not be anything to write home about — two goals and a minus-two rating last week. What started out as a rough week, however, turned into a solid ending for the ex-Carolina Hurricane.
In a game that saw Tim Thomas get pulled in favor of Tuukka Rask in the second period and Chara’s injury, the Bruins needed a spark in the lineup, the ex-Carolina Hurricane provided that with his first tallies as a member of the Black and Gold in the team’s 5-3 victory in Columbus.
With 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) and a plus-6 rating in 28 games, Corvo is still trying to make some sort of impact with his new club. Saturday’s performance, one that former Bruin Tomas Kaberle — recently acquired by the hated Habs — could only dream of in Boston.
Oct. 6-9: Brad Marchand
Oct. 10-6: Tyler Seguin
Oct.17-23: Milan Lucic
Oct. 24-30: None
Oct. 31-Nov. 6: Tyler Seguin (2)
Nov. 7-13: Tyler Seguin (3)
Nov. 14-20: Chris Kelly
Nov. 21-27: Chris Kelly (2)
Nov. 28-Dec. 4: David Krejci
Dec. 5-11: Joe Corvo
Here are Corvo’s two goals from Saturday’s contest: