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Bruins Notes: Coming off 27-goal season, Jake DeBrusk believes there’s much more he’s capable of ‘bringing to the table’

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At first glance, there seems to be an awful lot to like about Jake DeBrusk’s second full season up in the NHL.

Boston’s second line might have gone through a revolving door of skaters at right wing during the 2018-19 campaign, but DeBrusk was a constant to David Krejci’s left — with the duo logging 717:12 of 5v5 TOI during the year. 

Boston had plenty of success whenever that pair was deployed on the ice, with the B’s holding a plus-157 shot attempt differential and tallying 32 5v5 goals (and 21 goals against) during that stretch. 

DeBrusk’s final stat line for the regular season boasted 27 goals — good for fourth overall on the Bruins behind the big guns up front in David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron.

And yet, despite nearly breaking through the 30-goal plateau as a 22-year-old winger, DeBrusk was far from satisfied when asked Friday to reflect on the past year.