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Rolston reacts to redemption: “More than any words can say”

Apr 17, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

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Sports fans might know that putting on the New York Yankees’ pinstripes can rejuvenate a player, but the Boston Bruins’ “spoked-B” could have similar results. Mark Recchi was one of the team’s leading scorers in his final season during the 2011 Stanley Cup run, yet Brian Rolston‘s twilight tide turn is even more surprising.

Kirk Luedeke caught up with Rolston, who has three points in three playoff contests, a five-game points streak and 17 points in 15 games since March 15.

Asked Brian Rolston after the game how gratifying it was to be back in Boston- he paused & then quietly said: “More than any words can say.”

Rolston admitted that he might have been too young to appreciate his Stanley Cup run with the New Jersey Devils all the way back in 1995. Scoring 17 points in 15 games is impressive in just about any context, but considering the fact that Rolston’s career seemed flat-out over with the New York Islanders during this same season, his turnaround is nothing short of stunning.

And much like Recchi’s last hurrah, it could be worth savoring.

  1. habsman - Apr 17, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    I wonder if Rolston will have a successful medical career when he retires, ala Dr. Recchi?

    • erk877 - Apr 17, 2012 at 12:57 AM

      Keep cryin’, Habsman.

    • bigbadbruins1968 - Apr 17, 2012 at 9:37 AM

      So, how are your Canadiens doing in their playoff series? Oh that’s right, they’ve been on vacation for two weeks already. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  2. arbruins - Apr 17, 2012 at 5:19 AM

    I wonder if Slewban has beaten anyone up (and turtled) at the annual best ball tournament in Montreal yet this year?

  3. BurkieInBoston - Apr 17, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Thank god for the Rolston pickup at the deadline. His presence makes Horton’s absence a little bit more bearable, especially in playoffs. I like Caron, but Rolston brings more intangibles & versatility to B’s lineup.

  4. odj810 - Apr 17, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    It was a low risk high reward move at the deadline but in no way could PC see this ressurgance coming. The 3rd line has been on FIRE. Hounding the puck. It’ll be interesting to see in the offseason how much kelly/ pouliot (restricted free agent) are going to get.

  5. mcmurphy22 - Apr 17, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Yea the third line, aka the PC free agent line. Great addition, great locker room guy, and just a classy player who has been there before.

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