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Singular Skill Cements Tomas Nosek's Spot on the Playoff Roster


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Dorin Canaday
April 11, 2023  (5:23 PM)
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Tomas Nosek may not be the most dazzling player in the NHL, but his vital skillset has made him a crucial asset for the Boston Bruins throughout the season, potentially securing his spot on the playoff roster.

Master of the Faceoff Circle

Nosek is recognized as a "defensive specialist" for the Bruins, and while he may not be the best in the league, he consistently delivers for coach Jim Montgomery.
As Ty Anderson of 98.5 The Sports Hub recently highlighted, Nosek's performance in the latest game against the Philadelphia Flyers perfectly exemplified his contribution to the team.
Tomas Nosek went 15-for-16 on faceoffs tonight (93.8%). It's the third-best night by any Bruin (min. 15 faceoffs) since the league began tracking faceoffs in 1997-98. Only two better: Patrice Bergeron (17-for-17, Apr. 4, 2017) and Brian Rolston (17-for-18, Apr. 9, 2002).

As Bruins coach Montgomery alluded to in early March, Nosek's proficiency in winning faceoffs allows the team's stars to shine. According to Montgomery:
«He's so good at winning draws, so it allows us to hold the Bergeron and (David) Krejci lines for offensive situations, and it allows me to use him in defensive situations.''

Although faceoffs and plus-minus are increasingly considered "useless" statistics in the hockey world, Nosek's nearly 94% success rate demonstrates their potential impact on individual games.
While Patrice Bergeron is the Bruins' top faceoff taker, and arguably the best in the entire NHL, Nosek has also shown his worth at the faceoff circle. Bergeron leads the team with a 60.6% success rate, while Nosek follows closely at 59.3% (the second-highest mark of his career).
This is why Tomas Nosek has claimed the role of Boston's fourth-line center as the postseason approaches.
As read on Bruins Insider - Nosek's Playoff Roster Spot Solidified by a Single Skillset.
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