Home Sports Redskin The top line roars back at last, but they aren’t Bruins’ best... SportsRedskin The top line roars back at last, but they aren’t Bruins’ best unit in Game 1 win August 12, 2020 9 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp A day and two overtimes later than expected, the Bruins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes to kick off their playoff campaign. Here are nine observations from the Bruins’ 4-3 double-overtime Game 1 win. 1. The No. 1 line had a forgettable round-robin segment. David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand, No. 3 and No. 6 in league scoring during the regular season, went pointless against Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and Washington. Patrice Bergeron had one assist. They made up for it in Game 1. On Bergeron’s winning goal, Marchand and Pastrnak played catch through the neutral zone, disrupting Carolina’s gap. Pastrnak, usually the finisher, made the critical dish when he pulled the puck to his backhand, drew Joel Edmundson his way and hit Bergeron in stride. The unmarked Bergeron took care of the rest. “That’s the beauty of that line,” Bruce Cassidy said. “They can all make plays. They can all finish.” 2. The top… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR [The Washington Times] – Alex Smith feels 'emboldened' by comeback season Alex Smith had bone bruise on injured leg, not calf strain? Knight: Where do Jared Goff, Sean McVay and the Rams go from here? [The Washington Times] – Ron Rivera Dan Snyder and question of who picks QB Alex Ovechkin scores, Zdeno Chara’s PK role and more Capitals observations Patrick Mahomes’ injury: What happens next with concussion protocol? Steven Stamkos’ terrific start, new look power play: Lightning film session [SB Nation: Hogs Haven] – NFL Divisional Playoffs Weekend: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints Michigan finds a fresh face to run its defense in 35-year-old Mike Macdonald [SB Nation: Hogs Haven] – Which WFT players provided the best value in 2020? Lowetide: Oilers’ No. 3 line has been a source of anxiety early this season [SB Nation: Hogs Haven] – NFL Divisional Playoffs Weekend: Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.