Bruins Top Line Did Something For The First Time All Season On Tuesday

Published January 5, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Elliotte Freidman of Sportsnet had an interesting tidbit on the Boston Bruins top line during his latest 31 Thoughts column. 

During Tuesday night's 5-1 victory over the New York Islanders, Jordan Eberle scored a 5v5 goal against the Bruins top line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. This marked the first time all season that the top line has given up a goal at 5v5. There are now +11 in those situations (12 goals for versus one against).

Friedman also provided a list of some of the top lines in hockey when it comes to 5v5 goal differential to have an idea of who good they have been:

Viktor Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen (NSH) are 14-6; Josh Bailey, Anders Lee, John Tavares (NYI) are 22-19; Sean Couturier, Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek (PHI) are 23-11; Brayden Schenn, Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Tarasenko (STL) are 17-4; Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler (WPG) are 16-15; Nikita Kucherov, Vladislav Namestnikov, Steven Stamkos (TBL) are 25-14.

More proof that the Bruins top line is the driving force of their success this season! 
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