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Boston Bruins Could Clinch A Playoff Birth With A Victory Over The Tampa Bay Lightning Tonight

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Bruins Trying To Clinch Their Ticket To The Playoffs

The Boston Bruins have been playing some great hockey as of late. They have seen highs and lows this season. The Bruins are currently on a 5 game win streak.

The Boston Bruins need to win tonight’s game in order to lock up a spot in the playoffs. Tampa is 4 points back of the B’s. If Boston wins tonight, the Lightning will be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. if they want to win then the B’s will have to bring their A game tonight. We all know Tampa is going to bring theirs and give it everything they have. Steven Stamkos who was a possible for tonight’s game has been marked as out. Cue a big sigh of relief from the Bruins. This is according to CBSBoston.

I would like to see the veteran players step up here. I am talking about David Backes, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Brad Marchand, and Zdeno Chara. These are the guys that the rest of the is going to look to. These are the guys that are going to get the B’s back to the playoffs and beyond. The other guy on that list is Tuukka Rask he needs to play like a $7.5 million goalie, I know he can we have seen it before.

Lets all hope that this game goes nothing like the last one. Last time around the Ning routed the B’s 6-3. The defense was just horrendous during that game, and they also gave up two power play goals.

Keys to tonight’s game

  • would be to stay out of the box
  • Come out hard and take the lead early
  • once ahead keep the pressure on
  • If they fall behind push do not sit back
  • concentrate on playing solid defense, and help Tuukka out

The bruins participated in this mornings skate and here were the lines.

Forwards:

Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron- David Backes

Drew Stafford- David Krejci- David Pastrnak

Matt Beleskey- Ryan Spooner- Sean Kurarly

Dominic Moore- Riley Nash- Noel Acciari

Tim Schaller- Frank Vatrano- JFK- Jimmy Hayes- Not available to play still. JFK has to way on immigration approval.

Defense:

Zdeno Chara Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug- Adam McQuaid

John-Michael Liles – Kevan Miller

Joe Morrow –¬†Colin Miller

Goalies:

Tuukka Rask

Anton Khudobin

here is what Marchy said about tonight’s game and the possibility of making the playoffs.

 

 

Justin is a Computer Networking student at Wentworth Institute of Technology and joined the Trifecta Network as an Editor in February of 2016 and is a guest on Down to the WIRE Sports Talk.

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Boston Bruins Going Down Quick, Spooner and McQuaid Hurt

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The Boston Bruins season hasn’t exactly¬†gone according to plan so far. As of the writing of this post the team is 2-3 on their season. Not exactly a deep hole, but the way they have gotten to it is mildly¬†concerning.

Injuries have plagued the team thus far with players like Patrice Bergeron, David Backes, and Torey Krug missing time to start the season. But on Sunday the injuries continued to pile up with forward Ryan Spooner and defensemen Adam McQuaid going down against the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

Spooner went down in the second period having suffered a lower-body injury after just 6:42 ice time. In five games he has one assist as the primary third line¬†center. If Spooner is down for an extended period of time it looks like Austin Czarnik will get the first crack in his place. This year is crucial to Spooner’s career with it likely being his last real shot at proving himself to Boston.

Spooner’s injury was not realized on TV and was only noticed after the second period was concluded. McQuaid, on the other hand, was visibly in pain and had to be helped off the ice. McQuaid went down in the third period after going to block a Colin Miller slap shot that hit him in the inner knee.

The Boston Bruins have until Thursday to get ready for their next game which will be against the Vancouver Canucks at home in TD Garden.

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Boston Bruins Defeat The Arizona Coyotes End Losing Streak

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Boston Bruins Veterans¬†Respond¬†to Bruce Cassidy‘s Call Out And Step Up

Boston came into this game looking to end a two-game losing streak. Once again Patrice Bergeron was absent from the roster. This was a must-win game.

The game started off really bad. The team looked terrible. Passes¬†were not connecting the breakouts¬†were atrocious. first period summary in one word. Awful. Luckily the B’s were able to salvage a goal off David Pastrnak‘s hip.

Then is the second it was like a completely¬†different team. Not sure what Bruce said in that locker room but it sure worked. Boston came out in full scoring just 1:39 into the second with a power play¬†goal from Jake Debrusk. Zdeno Chara followed up Debrusk just a few minutes later with a goal of his own to give the Bruins a two-goal lead. This was Chara’s third point of the night. The goal also put him on a list of legends. The list is Bruins Players who have scored at the age of 40. The other being Johnny “the chief” Bucyk, Mark¬†Recchi, and Jaromir Jagr.

After that, the teams continued to trade chances as both goalies came up big. Brad Marchand¬†then found himself on a breakaway and put the team up three with the B’s fourth goal of the game. The Black and Gold were able to hold the Coyotes and head into the third with a nice three-goal¬†cushion.

The third was relatively quiet for most of it. Arizona had some pressure early on but Anton Khidobin made some key saves. Chances were traded by both teams the Arizona went on the power play late in the third and got a goal back from Oliver Eckman-Larsson.

23 seconds later Tim Schaller answered with another B’s goal to keep a three-goal¬†lead. Boston then goes on the power play and put the nail in the coffin with a goal from Anders Bjork. This is Bjork’s¬†first career goal.

Up Next:

The Bruins will head to Vegas to take on the Vegas Golden Knights for the first time. The game is at 7 pm and will be broadcast on NESN and 98.5 the Sports Hub.

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Boston Bruins Season Just Started No Need To Jump Ship

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The Fans Need To Relax

Boston Bruins fans have already started to jump ship after just three games. It is only three games and it the start of the season. We knew this could happen. Can the Bruins find their game?

Off To A Tough Start

The main problem is the B’s have been missing star center and “captain” Patrice Bergeron to a lower-body injury. Bergeron has been the centerpiece of the team for a long time now. The only problem with that is he is getting old. His age and injury history¬†is starting to put more pressure on other guys like Ryan Spooner, David¬†Krejci who also has a history of injuries as well as being up there in age and the rookies. This has shown in the past two games against Colorado, especially¬†defensively.

This a very young Bruins team, the average would be on of the lowest in the league if it was not for old guys like Zdeno Chara and David Backes. Which means mistakes are going to happen. Now, these mistakes have to lead to two loses but that does not mean that this is a bad team. We need to remember that this is Bruce Cassidy first full year as Head coach. He and the players need to build confidence in each other as well as the players with the other players. Hockey is a game of chemistry and the Bruins are clearly lacking some.

What also has not helped them is the missing David Backes who would have served as the number one center in place of Bergy. With him out the B’s are really lacking that veteran leadership on the ice and in the locker room. This has made Cassidy make a bunch of line¬†switches which messes with the chemistry.

This lack of chemistry is what has led to the defensive breakdowns and the missed passes and goals. Now is not the time to jump ship tough as it is still early and the team is developing that chemistry. Bergeron is rumored ready to go for Saturday so if that happens it should bring a spark to the lineup.

When To Panic

The time to panic would be late November early December and the ten is under .500. Then Panic and jump ship. When the defense continues to be sub-par. These past two games the defense has just not been there leaving Tuukka Rask out to dry. There has been to many second opportunities for the opposing team.

The offense is not doing any better. The forwards seem to lack sharpness in their play. The passes are often not on target and not crisp. Hopefully the Black and Gold can get their act together sooner rather than later. This is starting to become a very interesting season.

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