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McKenzie: Here's what Bruins need to do at trade deadline

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McKenzie: Here's what Bruins need to do at trade deadline

The NHL trade deadline is less than three weeks away, and the Bruins' area of need is no secret.

The B's could really use some help offensively. They rank No. 21 in the league in goals per game and the lack of punch outside of the top line could prove costly down the stretch.

TSN's Bob McKenzie echoes that sentiment. "They want offense," McKenzie said on NHL on NBC. "Whether it's a second-line winger, a third-line center, something to bolster the offense obviously beyond that top line, Jake DeBrusk, and David Krejci. They need another guy in their top six. They could use another offensive weapon in their top nine."

McKenzie suggests Los Angeles Kings forward Tyler Toffoli could be a good fit for the B's if L.A. chooses to continue shipping players out of town.

Hear the rest of what McKenzie had to say below:

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Mind-blowing stat shows importance of Jake DeBrusk scoring for the Bruins

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Mind-blowing stat shows importance of Jake DeBrusk scoring for the Bruins

The Boston Bruins are often carried by the efforts of The Perfection Line. Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and David Pastrnak had accounted for 79 of the team's 166 goals entering Tuesday night's game and were a massive part of their hot start to the season.

But secondary scoring is important as well. And in particular, Jake DeBrusk getting goals tends to have a really positive impact on the Bruins.

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According to the "Boston Sports Info" Twitter account, the Bruins are a remarkable 44-5-1 when DeBrusk scores in the regular season.

And in the playoffs, the Bruins are 6-3 when DeBrusk scores at least once. 

DeBrusk was a key for the Bruins in their 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night. He scored the tying goal for the team early in the third period to afford them the opportunity to come from behind to win.

Moving forward, DeBrusk's scoring will be important. The Bruins are simply better when he produces goals and when the second line can impact the game. If this is the start of a hot streak for him, it could coincide with the B's getting hot.

Of course, they'll have to get through a lengthy All-Star break before that can happen. The Bruins won't play again until Jan. 31 when they travel to Winnipeg to take on the Jets.

NHL Highlights: Bruins hit the break on a high with comeback 3-2 win over Knights

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NHL Highlights: Bruins hit the break on a high with comeback 3-2 win over Knights

FINAL SCORE: Bruins 3, Golden Knights 2

IN BRIEF: David Krejci's goal with 7:42 left in the game lifted the Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights as Boston rallied from a third-period deficit and headed to the All-Star break on a high note with a come-from-behind victory at home. BOX SCORE 

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BRUINS RECORD: 29-10-12, 70 points (1st in Atlantic Division)

HIGHLIGHTS

MARK STONE GETS VEGAS ON BOARD EARLY:

ONE GAME, ONE GOAL FOR JEREMY LAUZON:

NICHOLAS HAGUE MAKES IT 2-1 ON 2ND-PERIOD PP:

DEBRUSK PICKS A CORNER TO TIE IT IN 3RD:

KREJCI-ON-THE SPOT, B'S TAKE THEIR FIRST LEAD:

UP NEXT:
All-Star break
(All-Star Weekend at St. Louis, skills competition, Friday, 7 p.m., NBCSN; All-Star Game, Saturday, 7 p.m., NBC)

Bruins resume: 
@Winnipeg Jets, Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m., NESN
@Minnesota Wild, Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m., NESN