Although he didn’t get first, second or third star honors last night, Bruins forward Gregory Campbell
was the star of the B’s locker room following their 4-2 victory in Pittsburgh.
|Gregory Campbell celebrates with Zdeno Chara, Dennis Seidenberg and Blake Wheeler after scoring an empty-net goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. The Bruins won 4-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) |
Campbell had three points in the game’s final four minutes to help the B’s cement the comeback at the CONSOL Energy Center.
“Gregory competed the whole game and he was very good for us, he’s been good for us all year… and when you have a guy like that you can count on every night it’s a huge plus,” said Bruins forward Mark Recchi, who’s game winning goal with 50-seconds remaining in regulation was the only third period goal Campbell didn’t receive a point on.
Campbell collected his seventh and eighth assists of the season on the Boston’s first two goals, before pushing his own goal into an empty net with eight seconds to go for his fourth of the season.
“He had a great game tonight," said Marchand. "He doesn’t get rewarded enough for how hard he works and he brings it every night, battling to help out his teammates and doing all the little things right.
"So it’s great that he came through tonight and had a great game,” he said.
Although he didn’t make the scorecard until the final minutes of the game, Campbell worked hard all night -- just as he’s done all season for the Bruins.
“Well he’s good he’s a guy you can rely on you know defensively as far as battling is concerned you know we have a lot of faith in him as a play and you know it was nice to see him get rewarded with the empty net goal,” Boston Head Coach Claude Julien said following the game.
Campbell briefly admitted to enjoying his personal success after the game, but quickly focused instead on the teams’ over performance.
“I mean I’m not going to lie it does feel good to get that, but to be honest with you the win feels better, especially after the way Saturday night’s game ended. It was retribution for us, in a sense, to come back from two goals and, and to get that win,” he said. "So it was a big moral victory for our team.
“You know we’re a good team, we had a lot of chances throughout the of that game and credit to us we just kept chipping away.” ---Hannah Becker