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Scrappy in Boston

Not typically a big ‘playoff thing,’ but apparently it’s a bit of a Fight Night in the NHL tonight.  Here’s James Wisniewski taking on Shane Hnidy

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Afternoon Line

“I try to stay hydrated and use different things that kind of give you the minerals and vitamins you need. I’ve never been in that situation myself, but a few guys do it. It doesn’t look too pleasant.

“I’m no MD, so I’m not going to be like Mark Recchi and diagnose the other team.”

-Mike Cammalleri of the Montreal Canadiens when asked if he has experienced dehydration.  More from Matt Kalman of The Bruins Blog.

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Chara Suffering With Dehydration

from the Boston Herald,

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was hospitalized for dehydration last night, two sources told the Herald, and as of this moment is still being evaluated by the Bruins’ medical staff.

Presented with the information, team spokesman Matt Chmura confirmed that Chara was hospitalized last night. Chmura would not speculate on Chara’s availability for tonight’s Game 2 against the Montreal Canadiens.


added 11:05am, via Elliotte Friedman tweet,

Julien:until our medical staff tells me he can’t go, Chara is in tonight

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Relax, Boston: Chara Won’t Be Detained in Canada

From the CP via TSN:

“We’re still doing the investigation, but it’s going to be long,” said Sgt. Ian Lafreniere said Thursday.

Lafreniere said Chara doesn’t need to worry about being detained the minute he lands in Canada.

“It’s not the way we’re going to do things. We know who Mr. Chara is and we don’t have to apprehend him at customs.”

Some stories have surfaced out of Boston that Chara might face legal trouble in Canada, while others have indicated the case against the Bruins captain had been thrown out.

read on

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Video- Melrose Talks Habs/Bruins

I know I will be tuning in, it should be an exciting series.

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Afternoon Line

“Our fans are going to want us to beat the hell out of them and their fans are going to want to see them to beat the hell out of us.  We know the energy is going to be high in both buildings, and I think that’s what makes this rivalry so great, the fans are so pumped up about it. That’s what it makes it fun being a player, being a part of this rivalry.”

Milan Lucic, on the upcoming Bruins/Habs series (source)

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Chiarelli Never Doubted Keeping Julien

From Douglas Flynn at NESN:

By now, no one needs reminding that the Bruins blew a 3-0 series lead and a 3-0 lead in Game 7 at the Garden en route to their ignominious end. The only thing more shocking than that defeat may have been the fact that the team didn’t make wholesale changes in its wake.

While there have been plenty of personnel tweaks in the 11 months since, the team’s leadership remains intact. And with the Bruins set to open their next playoff series Thursday against Montreal, Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli stated he never even considered making coach Claude Julien the scapegoat for that collapse.

“I didn’t consider making a coaching change,” Chiarelli said in a conference call on Monday afternoon. “I felt that there were a lot of variables that were mitigating, so I didn’t even consider making a coaching change.”

A year later, the Bruins are back in the postseason and in a much better position than the start of last year’s playoffs.

read on for more from Chiarelli and Julien

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One Minute Left In Regulation, Game Tied, Sabres/Flyers

Both teams appear happy with getting at least a point…

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Callahan Out with Broken Ankle

From Jesse Spector at The Blueshirts Blog:

One more injury for the Rangers in this MASH unit regular season, and it’s a big one. Ryan Callahan is “out indefinitely” with a broken ankle, and John Tortorella called it a “long-term” issue after the winger blocked a Zdeno Chara slap shot late in the third period of last night’s 5-3 win over the Bruins at the Garden.

Callahan, who returned to the lineup on February 1 after breaking his hand blocking a Kris Letang shot on December 15 in Pittsburgh, will not need surgery.


Video below shows shot block which caused the injury:

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Picking On Kane

from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune,

Patrick Kane said he isn’t the mystery chirper who angered the Bruins’ Shawn Thornton during a game Tuesday in Boston, but the Blackhawks winger nearly paid the price for it anyway.

“I didn’t say anything,” Kane said Friday night before the Hawks played the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. “You have the wrong guy on that one.”

Thornton was upset at something that was said as he made his way to the bench after suffering a deep gash on his forehead that took 40 stitches to close. Several of the Bruins apparently thought Kane was the culprit and confronted the 5-foot-10, 178-pound winger.

“I was going out for the (next) faceoff and the next thing I know three guys are around me,” said Kane, who has not been in a fight in his four NHL seasons. “I don’t know if they thought I said it or what. I was like, ‘What did I do to deserve this?’”


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