In Carolina's first three games of the year, it's been mainly the big guns (Staal, Skinner, Jokinen) who have been getting on the score-sheet. However, there's been a few bottom-sixers who have been creating chances but not converting. One of whom is Jiri Tlusty, who is quietly having a pretty solid start to the year. Personally, I didn't see him getting past the fourth line this season but Paul Maurice elected to put him on the second line with Jussi Jokinen and Chad LaRose to start the year. The lines have already been jumbled countless times but Tlusty has still seen himself bounce between the second and third lines. He's been on-ice for 14 of Carolina's even strength chances and that's partially due to him feeding off linemates but that wasn't the case this game. He was on-ice for three chances and created them all by himself, one of which was a goal. Good to see the points come to him.
As for the rest of this game, it could have been better from the first line's perspective but the Canes managed to barely outchance the Bruins in this game and come away with the victory, too. Amazing what killing penalties can do.
More after the jump.