The Boston Bruins put together a beautiful comeback last night against the Washington Capitals and lots of praise was thrown at one young forward.
Bruins' forward Trent Frederic dropped the gloves with Capitals tough guy Tom Wilson and held his own.
Pretty much everybody in the B's locker room attributed the fight to sparking the B's comeback.
Head coach Bruce Cassidy had lots of praise for Frederic.
“I think Freddy had a lot to do [with the comeback]; his scrap with Wilson kind of got everyone’s attention on the bench. Wilson is arguably the toughest guys in the National Hockey League, but Freddy stood in there and gave us a bit of a boost,” said Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy. “I don’t know what it does to their team, but it gives us a boost.
“It’s part of his game. He knows it’s in him. He tried [to fight] the other night. He tried with Wilson the other night, so he’s recognizing what he needs to do to spark us. We’re going to give him some rope with his offensive game, but he needs to bring the assertiveness and the abrasiveness. He’s drawing penalties and he’s annoying people, so that’s just some of the intangibles he can bring. We wanted to be heavier this year and tried to build our club to be a little more abrasive while still holding the speed and skill. If he can bring that when it’s needed without being a goof, then we’re going to relish it. Tonight, it was perfect timing.”
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