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Boston Bruins Playoff Hopes Are Slipping Away with Loss To Ottawa Senators



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Bruins must not like playoff hockey

The Boston Bruins faced the second place Ottawa senators for the third time this season giving Ottawa the season series. Boston needed to win this game to help their playoff chances.


Once again the Bruins out shot their opponent. Boston had 36 shots to Ottawas 22 but yet Ottawa won the game. Boston also won in the face-offs too, winning 54% while Ottawa only won 46% of the time. What hurt the Bruins was they failed to capitalize on the power play. They went 2/5 on the PP. It would have been nice to seem them go 4/5. The thing that killed them though was there 15 giveaways and inability to get the puck to the dangerous areas of the net. Ottawa was able to hold the B’s to the outside for most of the game despite good zone time at points in the game.

Tom Pyatt scored first for the Senators. Then David Krejci answered quickly with a powerplay goal. All of the scoring in the first took place in the first 10 minutes. The rest of the period was fairly boring. Then Kyle Turris took the lead back for the Sen’s with the only goal of the second. In the first few seconds of the third Torey Krug decided to take things into his own hands and tie the game at 2 with a gorgeous goal. Unfortunately the tie did not last long as Turris scored his second of the game a few minutes later which turned out to be the game winner.

Bruins Playoff Picture

Boston is still in third place in the Atlantic but barely. Toronto is only one point back and the Islanders are looking to take that Wild Card Spot. If the Leafs win tonight then they will take over third place and the Bruins will be the second wild card team.  The leafs face the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight who have already secured a playoff spot, so the might be on auto pilot. Also the Islanders are playing the Rangers tonight and the Isle win they move to within 2 points of Boston. The Bruins do not want to be in a situation where their playoff hopes come down to the last game of the season. One because it is not fun and two it is against the Washington Capitals.

If the Bruins are going to make the Playoffs this year they need to win 7 out of their last games. This is not an actual stat this is what I think could get them there. These wins are also counting on a the others teams losing a few games as well.

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Boston plays the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow at home. The Lighting are also fighting for the last wild card spot with 77 points. Boston can not afford to lose the Tampa.

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 Take Down Montreal In Preseason Game 1



Bruins Grab First Win Of The Preseason

Boston took on the Canadiens last night in Quebec City and came out with a victory. Last nights team was all about the kids. Unfortnitally the game was not aired on TV in Boston. the Bruins defeated Montreal 3-2.

From what I have read from people that saw the game is that the kids were very impressive. Tim Schaller, Anders Bjork, and Jesse Gabrielle were the goal scorers. As the whole, the team seems like they are in a good spot to be competitive this season. Especially with all of the prospects on the roster that are eyeing a spot in the big club.

The most impressive was last years NCAA Hobey Baker Finalist Anders Bjork. Bjork scored his first goal in a Bruins uniform last night. Also, the word on the street is that his chemistry with the team is growing. Look for him to grab a top-six spot on the roster heading into the season.

Here is Anders Bjork on his first goal in. A very hockey guy answer:


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Boston Bruins Preseason Game 1 Preview



Boston Bruins VS Montreal Canadiens

Boston looks to take on rival Montreal in their first preseason game of 2018. This will be the first time we are seeing some players in a Bruins uniform. Look for the B’s to have some interesting lines.

The veterans will not be playing tonight like Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, David Krejci, Zdeno Chara, and David Pastrnak. Tonight’s game is all about the kids and what they can bring to the table. The game is not listed on being shown on NESN, but it may be broadcasted on 98.5 the sports hub.

Everything else is up in the air. The B’s have a ton of guys eyeing a spot on the roster and they do not want to let it slip away. The veterans are the only one who is a shoe-in and we may even see some of their jobs taken.

The puck drops tonight at 7 pm in Quebec City.

Game Roster for Tonights Game:

Forwards: Noel Acciari, Kenny AgostinoMatt Beleskey, Anders ‪Bjork, Colby Cave, Jesse Gabrielle, Justin Hickman, Riley Nash, Chris Porter, Tim Schaller, Zach Senyshyn, Ryan Spooner, Jack Studnicka

Defensemen: Chris Breen, Connor Clifton, Tommy Cross, Matt Grzelcyk, Jeremy Lauzon, Kevan MillerPaul Postma

Goaltenders: Zane McIntyre, Malcolm Subban

Non-Game Roster:

Forwards: David BackesPatrice Bergeron, Anton Blidh, Peter Cehlarik*, Austin Czarnik, Jake DeBrusk, Danton Ryan Fitzgerald, Colton Hargrove, Heinen, Jakob Forsbacka KarlssonDavid Krejci, Joona Koppanen, Sean KuralyBrad Marchand, Cedric Pare, David Pastrnak, Teddy Purcell, Jordan SzwarzFrank Vatrano

Defensemen: Zdeno CharaBrandon Carlo, Taylor Doherty, Torey Krug, Charlie McAvoy, Adam McQuaid, Rob O’Gara, Jakub Zboril

Goaltenders: Anton KhudobinTuukka Rask



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Boston Bruins Trying Pastrnak-Krejci-DeBrusk As A Line



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On Saturday morning at Boston Bruins training camp at the Warrior Ice Arena, the team skated an interesting line.

The newly re-signed David Pastrnak, the overpaid veteran David Krejci, and the unknown rookie in Jake DeBrusk all skated together in practice on Saturday.

This is an expected move with the main goal over the next several weeks to build chemistry within the trio.

Of course, this isn’t the only new lineup that Bruce Cassidy is trying out. On the top line, the B’s are skating Brad MarchandPatrice Bergeron-Anders Bjork. Following this logic, the third line center as of right now is veteran David Backes who failed to work out successfully as a wing last season. Backes, of course, could fly out on the wing with JFK centering which is something Boston has worked on in practice.

DeBrusk, like Bjork, will be in a battle for this top 6 role with other players like a Backes or a Frank Vatrano vying for those same spots. Boston’s forward group projects to be younger this year than any other season in recent memory. Aside from DeBrusk and Bjork there are other rookies who will likely find themselves on the Boston Bruins roster to start the season.

Jakob Forsbecka Karlson and Danton Heinen are two other names that come to mind when talking about this young forward group. Their roles with the 2017-18 Bruins is unclear at the moment. But as camp develops their role and potential for this season should start to clarify. But as it currently sits, here is what my forward group lines would look like as of right now based on what Cassidy is rolling in camp.





Spooner on the fourth is a tough move, but it provides for a solid fourth line that can match up with other teams 3rd liners. This is an early look at the potential lines which will likely change as camp develops and exhibition games get underway.

On the outside looking in for now are players like Austin Czarnik, Tim Schaller, and Heinen.

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