Bruins Set Their Sights on Another Stanley Cup

The Boston Bruins have been looking to win their first Stanley Cup since 2011, and have an arduous lineup of competitors ahead of them.

Soundly defeating a strong Washington Capitals team in five games in round one, the Bruins set their sights on perhaps an even stronger New York Islanders group in round two. The Capitals’ series saw strong contributions from all four of the Bruins’ lines, and the team was able to subtly quell powerhouses like Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson. An unlikely collapse from Capitals’ goalie Ilya Samsonov also led to the Bruins outscoring the Capitals 19-9.

 The Bruins will see a strong and deep Islanders roster in round two, who are coming off an impressive series win against the number one seed, the Pittsburgh Penguins, in round one. The Bruins will need contributions on all fronts. The red hot first line in Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand will have to keep up their offensive prowess in order to continue the imposing goal scoring that the Bruins produced in round one.

 Goaltender Tuukka Rask, as well as defensive backbones Charlie McAvoy and Matt Grzelyck, will also have to be on their A-game in order to match powerful New York goal scorers like Mathew Barzal and Josh Bailey. The Bruins are hoping to defeat the Islanders and be one step closer to raising yet another banner in TD Garden.