Fraser is determined to continue producing for the B's
Fraser celebrates his overtime goal,
After scoring a crucial overtime goal for the Bruins in his first NHL playoff appearance, Matt "Fro-Yo" Fraser is determined to keep producing for the B's. With Game 5 approaching on Saturday night in Beantown, Fraser wants to be a part of a Bruins victory once again.
“You don’t want to be a one-hit wonder,” Fraser said. “I think you always envision scoring those goals, but you never think it’s going to be you. I think, for myself, you want to be a guy who wants to contribute every night and bring something to the lineup.”
Fraser was all smiles after scoring the goal, and gave us a fantastic interview with Pierre McGuire, which has earned his his nick-name. However, the shock continued throughout the night for the 23-year-old forward, who admitted that he didn't quite get his eight hours last night.
“You get in bed and you kind of digest it all when you’re alone,” Fraser said. “You just kind of lay there and you can’t really dream it up a better way.”
Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien, along with most Bruins fans, were impressed with Fraser's performance in Boston's 1-0 Game 4 victory. Fraser, who spent mot of the year in Providence, aside from fourteen games with the NHL Bruins this season, made a big splash with his goal Saturday night, but his play leading up to then was also on point.
“He just had to improve in certain areas, and when guys do that, they see the results and they see what it can do for them,” said Julien. “He has come in here, and for a guy who maybe said he was nervous for the game, he certainly didn’t look it. He seemed poised out there, and I said he made some good strong plays throughout the game.”
Fraser is looking to continue his success throughout the remainder of the series, and would like to help send the Bruins to the Eastern Conference Final.
“Scoring a goal like that (helps), but even more so I think it’s finding a little bit of chemistry with those players, it always gives you confidence moving forward,” Fraser said. “Especially in playoffs when a team has confidence, then it’s a dangerous team. You’ve just got to roll with it. It’s only one goal and the series is tied now. We’ve got a whole new day (Saturday).”
The Bruins return to Boston for Game 5 on Satrurday at 7:00 pm at T.D. Garden.