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Video- The Best Of Brad Marchand

Good and bad, just over 5 minutes long.

 

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Afternoon Line- Kevan Miller

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Chatting With Phil Esposito

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

Ex-Bruins great Phil Esposito, 78, has been a regular visitor to Russia in recent years, traveling there for speaking gigs and sometimes consulting with the Kontinental Hockey League, the country’s top pro league.

“I was supposed to go back over in March,” said Espo, reached at his home in Tampa, “but obviously . . . that got changed.”

Now, provided the world can achieve a post-pandemic norm, the prolific Esposito will head to Moscow in September at the behest, he said, of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

“Because I was awarded this highest award they can give a non-Russian civilian,” noted Esposito. “We’re going to do it now in September, and my buddy Rootin’ Tootin’ Putin is going to present it to me.”

The honor, which Esposito did not identify by name, is likely the Hero of the Russian Federation, given for service to Russia. It’s usually associated with a heroic feat of valor. Russian citizenship or acts performed specifically for Russia are not necessary to win the medal, which is a gold star suspended from a red, white, and blue ribbon.

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Video- Bobby Orr On The ‘Flying Goal’

via TSN's YouTube page,

James Duthie chats with Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Orr ahead of the 50th anniversary of his iconic goal that won the Stanley Cup in 1970 for the Bruins and comments on the possible future of the current NHL season.

 

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Another Year In Boston For Jaroslav Halak

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, May 1, that the team has signed goaltender Jaroslav Halak to a one-year contract extension with an NHL cap hit of $2.25 million.

Halak, 34, has played in 31 games with Boston in 2019-20, compiling a 18-6-6 record with three shutouts, a 2.39 goals against average (T-12th, NHL) and .919 save percentage (6th, NHL). In his first season with the club in 2018-19, the 5-foot-11, 183-pound netminder made 40 appearances, posting a 22-11-4 record with five shutouts, a 2.34 goals against average (6th, NHL) and .921 save percentage (T-7th, NHL).

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Did You Expect Anything Different?

from Joe Haggerty of NBCSports Boston,

It’s been a bad couple of weeks for the Boston Bruins — and more importantly, it’s been even worse for their employees.

First, the Bruins were lambasted by the Massachusetts Attorney General for being the last team in the NHL to account for any kind of financial assistance for their TD Garden and Bruins employees once the regular season was put on pause by the coronavirus.

Now, Delaware North — the parent company for both TD Garden and the Bruins — is among the first NHL teams to announce sweeping layoffs and cuts to arena and hockey club employees on their payroll.

Delaware North announced that as of April 1, 2020, 68 of their full-time salaried associates will be placed on temporary leave, receiving one week of paid leave and eight weeks of full benefits.

Additionally, as of April 1, 82 of their full-time salaried associates will receive an indefinite salary reduction, while contracted employees obviously were not impacted.

It’s perhaps easier to say this when it’s not your own money, but there is no defending that kind of move with so many Americans headed for financial peril due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

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There Is An ‘If’ When It Comes To The Boston Bruins Paying Part-Time Staff

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Video- Penalty Or Not On Zdeno Chara?

via the YouTube page of Sportsnet,

Not once but twice this week, Zdeno Chara launched an opponents' stick into the stratosphere. SN's Justin Bourne breaks down Chara's latest shenanigans and explains the reason why he may have avoided a penalty.

 

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The Tampa Bay Lightning Fight Back

from Diana C. Nearhos of the Tampa Bay Times,

This game had it all. Line brawls, coaches thrown out, shorthanded goals, power-play goals, overstuffed penalty boxes, scrums and wrestling matches. The Bruins and Lightning delivered on entertainment Saturday night.

The Lightning avenged Tuesday’s loss to the Bruins, beating them 5-3 at TD Garden to finish the season series having won three of four against the league’s top team. But the win won’t be the lasting memory of this game. Even the two shorthanded goals scored by the Lightning’s Anthony Cirelli and Mikhail Sergachev on a single penalty becomes a footnote after physicality took over the game.

“I think we’re starting to get a little bad blood here now,” said Pat Maroon, who played a seven-game Stanley Cup Final series against Boston last year. “I think we’re starting to stir the pot a little bit, which is fun going into meaningful games down the stretch.”

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Game highlights are below. and some of the srums from last night are here.

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Video- Scrums Everywhere Bruins/Lightning

Boys being boys.

 

 

added 9:26pm, Then at the end of period two...

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