BOSTON - A simple eye test makes it clear that Charlie McAvoy had a pretty solid game on Wednesday night against Tampa Bay. The rookie blueliner tallied a goal and an assist to help the Bruins to their fifth win in six games.
But a more in-depth look at his night will catch your attention, particularly after a quick glance at the scoresheet. McAvoy played a game-high 28 minutes, 11 seconds, which was over four minutes higher than the next closest Bruin (Zdeno Chara). It was the third time this season he has surpassed the 28-minute mark and is first in the league in rookie time on ice (23:42), almost four minutes higher than Colorado's Samuel Girard.