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Boston Bruins 3 Up, 3 Down

Welcome to the latest edition of the Boston Bruins’ 3 Up, 3 Down for the 2022-23 season. This will be a weekly column released on Mondays chronicling the highs and lows of the previous seven days.

One of the benefits of having the season the Boston Bruins are is being to withstand adversity when it hits. After having five days off, the Bruins returned from their break losing two out of three games, and in reality, they’re lucky they’re not in a three-game losing streak.

Boston Bruins 3 Up, 3 Down (The Hockey Writers)

In another week of adversity, let’s fire up the latest Bruins’ 3 Up, 3 Down.

Plus One: Bruins Fourth Line Providing Spark

When the Bruins acquired Garnet Hathaway from the Washington Capitals on Feb. 23, he was slotted on the fourth line and he has been as good as they have hoped he would be. He has formed a connection with Tomas Nosek and A.J. Greer. Last week, the trio was one of, if not the best, line for the Black and Gold in three games.

Garnet Hathaway Boston Bruins
Garnet Hathaway, Boston Bruins (Photo by Derek Cain/Getty Images)

After playing well against the Edmonton Oilers on March 9, the trio was the difference in a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Detroit Red Wings on March 11. They provided energy shifts, were good in all three zones, and scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal when Hathaway put home the rebound of a Greer shot.

Minus One: Edmonton Breaks Bruins’ 10-Game Winning Streak

After a five-day break, the Bruins returned to the ice against the Oilers at the TD Garden and despite shutting down Connor McDavid and holding him to zero points, it was the depth scoring from the visitors that turned out to be the difference. After building a 2-0 lead through the first period, Boston did not put together a strong 60-minute effort and lost 3-2 when the Oilers scored two third-period goals.

“I thought we checked pretty good tonight, but I thought the Oilers were the better team,” said Montgomery. “They were good, we weren’t good enough. I thought they outplayed us, outworked us, and out-coached us.”

The loss was just the third on home ice in regulation this season, but it was one of the less-than-stellar efforts of the season by the Black and Gold.

Plus Two: Linus Ullmark

Sometimes there are games during the season when a goalie steals one for their team and that was the case for Linus Ullmark against the Red Wings. He stopped 29 of the 31 shots fired at him, but it was his work in the first period that turned out to be the difference in…

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