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Brad Marchand’s OT Goal Gives The Boston Bruins A 2-1 Series Lead

from Matt Porter of the Boston Globe,

They revere tradition here, from the four Stanley Cup banners — now about four decades old — to the newer hallmarks of Islanders Hockey, namely: hang in there, get some gigantic saves, grind out a tight win.

Brad Marchand stomped on the script.

As Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov was trying to steal Game 3 in a duel with Tuukka Rask on Thursday night, Marchand sent a shot from outside the left circle, some 6 feet before the goal line. It floated over Varlamov’s glove, top corner, far side, at 3:36 of overtime.

A sniper’s touch. The final: Bruins 2, Islanders 1, a 2-1 series lead for the Black and Gold, and a chance to take a commanding lead in Game 4 on Saturday night.

“Any puck,” said Marchand, who scored his third career playoff OT winner, “has a chance to go in.”


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Video- Boston Bruins Take A 2-1 Series Lead

With a 2-1 OT win tonight.

added 10:55pm, game highlights below...




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Video- Jake DeBrusk Fined For A Cross-Check

NEW YORK (June 1, 2021) – Boston Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield during Game 2 of the teams’ Second Round series in Boston on Monday, May 31, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 13:04 of the third period.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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it’s A Series Now

from Tara Sullivan of the Boston Globe,

Playoff hockey guarantees that nothing comes easy, even if the Bruins had started to make it look that way.

One bad mistake and one overtime breakaway brought an end to their era of good feeling Monday night, a 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders ending their five-game postseason winning streak and knotting their second-round playoff series at a game apiece.

From a strong first period when it seemed good feeling would hold, across an ugly second period when it seemed all hope was lost, through a resurgent third period when hope was rallied again, it was an overtime mistake by young defenseman Jeremy Lauzon that punctured the Bruins balloon for good.

Lauzon’s “ill-advised” (Bruce Cassidy’s description) cross-ice pass to nobody was picked off by Casey Cizikas and deposited at 14:48 of the OT into Tuukka Rask’s net, a mistake that brought another of playoff hockey’s truisms to life for the Bruins.

It’s not a series until the home team loses.

This is definitely a series now.


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Video- Game Highlights Of The Boston Bruins 5-2 Win Over The New York Islanders

David Pasrnak with a hat trick.  Bruins go up 1-0 over the NYI.


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Videos- The Boston Bruins Advance To Round 2

Handshakes first, highlights are below.

Boston wins the series 4-1 after beating Washington 3-1 today.


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Video- Dimitry Orlov Check On Kevan Miller

The refs reviewed the major call, made it a double minor.  Right call?


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Boston Bruins Battle Back To Even Their Series

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

First some grit, then some finesse, and the Bruins on Monday night muscled their way right back to front and center in their first-round series with the Capitals.

Taylor Hall brought grit, charging in from the right side to mash in the 3-3 equalizer late in the third period. Then Matt Grzelcyk and Brad Marchand worked their magic with Grzelcyk sending a perfect diagonal feed from above the left wing circle for Marchand to ram home with a one-timer. All of it set up by an alert play around the blue line by David Krejci, getting the puck over to Grzelcyk with the Capitals in disarray in their own end of the ice.

The 4-3 overtime win, only 39 clicks into the extra session, evened the best of seven series, 1-1, and now it’s back to Boston for Games 3 and 4.

“We had to play better,” said coach Bruce Cassidy. “Everyone came to play. A little bit of a tough start (in the first period), and we’ll have to address that, but we played better.”


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Open Post- Day One Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Boston Bruins vs. the Washington Capitals kickoff the post season at 7:15pm ET on NBC, CBC, SN and TVAS.

Feel free to discuss the game, the playoffs or anything NHL.

Below, see the playoff broadcast teams for NBC Sports and Sportsnet.

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Jack Eichel Could Be A Fit In Boston

from Matt Porter of the Boston Globe,

Turning talk into trade, when it comes to a potential Eichel-to-Boston deal, is another matter.

Can the Bruins afford the cost of one of the game’s premier centers? From a cap-space perspective, sure. The 24-year-old Eichel has been hurt much of this season, but is paid like a player who put up 36 goals and 78 points in 68 games last season on a struggling team. He carries a $10 million hit for the next six years.

One way to afford him: let unrestricted free agents David Krejci ($7.25 million), Jaroslav Halak ($2.25 million), and Sean Kuraly ($1.275 million) walk, which would free up $10.775 million in cap space. That’s without considering a Hall extension, and other UFAs (Mike Reilly, due a raise on his $1.5 million AAV). The Bruins will also shed David Backes’s $1.5 million retained cap hit this summer. Money doesn’t have to be the holdup.

Do they have a need for Eichel? Certainly not at this moment. The Capitals entered Saturday’s Game 1 against the Bruins trying to find ways to stop Patrice Bergeron’s line and the Hall-Krejci-Craig Smith connection, both firing with equal fury. Imagine if that continues this postseason, Krejci takes a haircut ($5 million on a short-term deal) and Hall falls a bit behind Brad Marchand ($6.125 million) on the salary scale. That’s one formidable top six entering 2021-22.

Given the ages of Bergeron (36 in July) and Krejci (35) and their mileage, it wouldn’t last forever. Bergeron’s contract expires after next season. Krejci, if he returns, could be year to year. Bringing in a 24-year-old, all-world talent from North Chelmsford, and showing him how Bergeron and Marchand operate (see: Hall, Taylor), could be ideal.

Whether they want to ante up for Eichel, the Bruins do need centers.

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