The names on the score sheet will only tell you so much. For an injury-depleted Boston Bruins team, it’s more than just goals, assists, and saves–it’s where they came from.
Out of the 19 players that the Bruins dressed on Thursday night, 11 have spent time playing with the Providence Bruins, Boston’s AHL affiliate. Six of them played an important role in Thursday’s 3-2 overtime win against the Nashville Predators. One of them picked up his first career NHL win in his first start with Boston.