Perhaps the Boston Bruins’ first two games were the ultimate microcosm of this season to come. There was first the high of beating the defending Western Conference champion Nashville Predators in the Oct. 5 season opener at TD Garden, then a Columbus Day shutout loss to the Colorado Avalanche, the worst team in the National Hockey League.
With a slew of rookies stepping into key roles and injuries having quickly impacted the lineup, those ups and downs are to be expected. No matter what this year brings, the team’s future is certainly bright.
Just weeks into the season, it is clear that Anders Bjork is a key piece to the puzzle, ready to ride the rookie roller coaster and reap the benefits of the on-the-job training more than a handful of players are receiving at this stage of the team’s development.