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Video- Do You Think Brad Marchand Is A Marked Man?

"For what?"

 

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The Boston Bruins Need Some Makeup Calls

from Joe Haggerty of NBCSports Boston,

Like it or not, the officiating has become a major topic of conversation, and consternation, in the Bruins second-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Major non-calls in the moments of truth in both Game 2 and Game 4 have been extremely problematic for the Bruins and really go beyond the simple “things will even out eventually” mistakes that commonly occur on both sides during a heated playoff series.

It’s something that’s clearly aroused the ire of the Bruins players, the Bruins head coach and a visibly steamed Bruins President that was waving his arms and yelling in the Bruins management booth as things slipped away in the third period of Friday night’s Game 4 at TD Garden.

“We tell them not to [dwell on the calls], but we’re human beings. It’s game after game after game,” said Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy after Game 4 when asked how hard it is for his players to move past the officiating clearly hurting them in the four games played thus far against the Lightning. “We’re all kind of tired of talking about it. I think I heard someone say, suck it up and play, and that’s what we’re trying to do. We’re trying to suck it up and play. I thought we did a good job with that. There was no unsportsmanlike [conducts], no warnings [from the officials] and we just tried to keep playing. That’s that.”

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Torey Krug Out For The Remainder Of Round 2

BOSTON - Boston Bruins Head Team Physician Dr. Peter Asnis issued the following update on defenseman Torey Krug:

Torey Krug injured his left ankle during Game 4 of the second round playoff series on Friday, May 4. He will not be available for the remainder of this series as he undergoes additional testing to determine the full extent of the injury. Further information will be made available after all testing is complete.

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Slow Start Dooms The Boston Bruins

from Tara Sullivan of the Boston Globe,

Buy a new alarm clock.

Load up on caffeine.

Maybe take a quick lap around the building before the first puck drop.

Whatever it’s going to take for you to wake up, Bruins, now is the time to try it.

Because for the second straight game in this second-round playoff series versus Tampa, Boston was asleep at the first-period wheel, falling behind early and unable to catch up, a two-goal deficit by the end of the first period holding up until the game’s final seconds, when Steven Stamkos’s empty-netter provided the final indignity of a 4-1 Lightning win.

“You want to be the ones to throw the first punch,” defenseman Charlie McAvoy was saying afterward, a muted Bruins locker room reflecting the players’ disappointment. This is the first time they’ve trailed in a series this postseason, and the home-ice loss Wednesday night negated the advantage they’d stolen after Game 1.

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The NHL Is Returning To China For Preseason Games

NEW YORK/TORONTO (May 2, 2018) – The National Hockey League will return to China in September for a pair of preseason games between the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames as part of the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games™, the NHL®, the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and Bloomage International jointly announced today. On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Flames will play host to the Bruins at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, and on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the Bruins will play host to the Flames at Cadillac Arena in Beijing. The matchups in September will be the third and fourth preseason contests played in China following the 2017 NHL China Games™ presented by O.R.G. Packaging, which included games in Shanghai and Beijing between the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks.

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It’s Only One Loss For The Boston Bruins

from Tara Sullivan of the Boston Globe,

There’s little doubt Brad Marchand will hang onto the egregious no-call on his breakaway opportunity late in a Game 2 loss in Tampa and let it fuel the little ball of anger roiling inside him, fuel it all the way to the puck drop of Game 3 Wednesday night at TD Garden. And there’s similarly little chance the rest of the Bruins won’t have departed Florida’s sunny shores without a hint of regret for the slow start, the sluggish early play, and the occasional lack of physicality and offensive aggressiveness that led to their 4-2 loss in the second-round playoff series with the Lightning.

But there’s something else the Bruins will take home with them to Boston, and when you peel away the layer of frustration that comes with a night when so many things didn’t go their way, it might just matter a whole lot more.

“It’s 1-1,” Marchand said. “We’re in the middle of the playoffs. You’re not going to walk through teams. We have home ice advantage now and we go home.”

We have home ice advantage.

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Video- What Was Tuukka Rask Doing?

Strange movement by Rask.

 

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It’s Just One Game Tampa

from Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times,

Here's the thing: It really wasn't that bad. And believe it or not, the Lightning isn't in as much trouble as you probably fear.

Yeah, I know what you're thinking. The Lightning lost the opening game of the second round playoff series Saturday to the Bruins and it might not be a bad idea to start looking for the button marked "Panic.''

And, well, yes, on paper Saturday's game looked bad. It didn't look all that swell on the ice either. The final score was decisive: 6-2. But it also might have been a little deceptive, too.

"I mean, other than the score,'' Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said, "I thought we played pretty well.''

Okay, that's sort of like saying, "Other than the guy in the hockey mask holding the machete, the summer at Camp Crystal Lake was awesome.''

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Video- Game Highlights Bruins/Lightning

Boston 6 Tampa Bay 2

 

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Video- Tampa Bay Lightning Score After Tuukka Rask Losses A Skate Blade

Score is 3-2 Boston at the end of the 2nd.

 

 

Possible NHL rule on the blade issue is below.

added 5:07pm, Sportsnet's broadcast of the goal is below too.

added 5:22pm, Below, the NHL explains the rule.

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