The Bruins’ youth motion has continued to pay dividends on the ice.
A bit over two weeks after 19-year-old heart Matthew Poitras buried his first two NHL objectives in the identical recreation, two extra Bruins rookies recorded their first profession tallies in the identical interval on Monday night time towards Dallas.
Boston constructed itself a 2-0 lead within the opening 20 minutes due to a pair of milestone objectives from Johnny Beecher and Mason Lohrei, with each skaters lighting the lamp lower than 4 minutes aside at American Airways Middle.
Beecher, enjoying in his twelfth NHL contest on Monday, opened the scoring for Boston at 10:21 within the opening body.
After gathering the puck as soon as it careened off the glass, the 22-year-old pivot minimize laborious towards the web and snapped an providing previous Stars goalie Jake Oettinger for his first aim.
“I used to be type of simply seeking to go low to excessive there,” Beecher said during NESN’s intermission report. “After which their winger was type of chopping it off. So I figured simply type of attempt to assault the center as finest I might after which simply try to snap one off fast earlier than they received a stick on it. So it labored out. … Which may have been one of many higher objectives I’ve ever scored.”
To not be outdone, Lohrei joined Beecher on the scoresheet at 14:09 within the first interval.
Danton Heinen jumpstarted the scoring sequence, hitting the rookie defenseman with a crisp feed after Lohrei skated off the offensive blue line and into the excessive slot. The shot-ready skater didn’t hesitate, uncorking a blistering wrist shot that beat Oettinger and doubled Boston’s lead.
Lohrei, referred to as as much as Boston final week amid a string of accidents and suspensions on the Bruins’ D corps, dominated in his NHL debut final Thursday towards the Maple Leafs — recording an help and logging 21:28 of ice time in Boston’s shootout win.
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