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Video- Richard Panik Almost Prevented A Chicago Goal

Gord Miller with the call...


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Video- Reto Berra Now A Candidate For Bad Goal Of The Day

The Bruins did win the game 5-2.


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Maintaining High Performance In Hockey

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

Adam McQuaid plays best when he’s angry. When he feels a teammate has been slighted, McQuaid turns into the Hulk.

But as soon as the final buzzer sounds, McQuaid’s blood plummets from full boil to room temperature. Even after a high-intensity affair, the Bruins defenseman can usually count on a good sleep when he retires to his home or hotel room.

“It can be hit or miss sometimes,” McQuaid said between back-to-back games earlier this year against Florida and Carolina. “But we got in relatively late last night. So it was pretty easy to wind down. Probably got about 7½ hours. Not bad.”

It is easier said than done to shut off the postgame adrenaline. But there are few things more important than winding down promptly and rebooting for the next game, especially this year because of the compressed schedule. A player’s performance for one game depends greatly on how he recovers from the previous match. 

continued plus many more hockey topics...

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Boston Bruins Losing Streak Hits Four

from Matt Kalman of CBS Boston,

For a team that’s not thinking about its late-season collapses of the past two seasons, the Bruins sure look like a team going through déjà vu.

Here’s a scarier thought than the Bruins missing the playoffs again: what if they’re not thinking about the past two years? What if they’ve forgotten how easily their season can end in mid-April?

That could explain why they lacked urgency and focus — words that came directly from coach Bruce Cassidy after a 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay at TD Garden.

“At the end of the day I think it is a focus and it’s urgency and it’s understanding time and score,” Cassidy said after the Bruins lost their fourth in a row. “We did not have a good comprehension of that tonight, and of late. We’ve let games get away.”

The Bruins are three points up on the Lightning with Tampa Bay holding one game in hand. The lead on the idle New York Islanders stayed at two points, with the Islanders holding two games in hand.


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The Playoff Battle In The Eastern Conference

from Rob Vollman at NHL.com,

There's a fierce battle for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. The Boston Bruins hold the second wild card with 82 points, followed by the New York Islanders, who have 80 points and a game in hand. Each team trails the Toronto Maple Leafs, who are third in the Atlantic Division with 83 points with 10 games remaining.

If the standings remain this way, Toronto will make the playoffs for the second time since 2003-04, Boston will end a two-season absence, and New York will miss the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

The Bruins and Maple Leafs have an edge in the standings and in most statistical categories, but neither team is out of the woods yet. The Islanders have been one of the NHL's best offensive teams since Doug Weight replaced Jack Capuano as coach Jan. 17, and the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are five behind the Bruins with 77 points, are one of several teams within striking distance if some should fade down the stretch.

Let's break down the numbers behind each team's key advantage.


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Playoffs Talk Surrounding The Toronto Maple Leafs

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

With this playoff push growing more tense and exciting by the day, it is widely being painted as on-the-job training for Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander and friends.

But from the philosophical locker stall in the corner, where a quiet intensity burns like an ember from Boyle, this is about much more than that. All he sees are the 11 games left on the schedule following Monday’s 4-2 victory over Boston and the chance to go on a playoff run now.

“You’re not automatically going to be a better team from one year until the next,” said Boyle, with the wisdom of a veteran among rookies. “I learned that. We had a great year my first year in Tampa, we kind of struggled the next year and we picked it up (in the playoffs), and then this past year you look what happens and a bunch of guys get moved.

“It wasn’t where we thought we’d be.”

This wasn’t where many figured the Leafs would be, either, back when Matthews scored four goals on opening night in a game his team still managed to lose. The expectations were non-existent in November, grew steadily through December, January and February and dipped again as recently as last week following a 7-2 loss in Florida.

Yet here we had the young Leafs navigating playoff-like conditions in back-to-back games while grabbing three out of a possible four points from Boston and Chicago.

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Afternoon Line- Zdeno Chara

"I think every player wants to be part of the Olympics, it's one of the biggest stages that any athlete can participate in and compete in. It makes it so special when you have your best athletes all over the world competing against each other.

"Any time there's some sort of interference, it looks bad on the sport and it looks bad on the people making the decisions. We are at a point where people need to really sit down behind one table and find a solution, instead of always kind of being defensive I would say, or finding ways not to find solutions. That's what I'm hoping for and believe that it will eventually happen. Things will find a way and fall into place for the Olympics, for the sport and for the history of all the nations being in the same place; come together and we will see the best hockey players for their countries at the Olympics.''

--Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins.  Pierre LeBrun of ESPN has more on this topic.

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Video- Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Gene Principe Style

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Winnipeg Sends Drew Stafford To Boston

added 3:45pm,


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GIF- Colin Miller Hit On Alex Burmistrov

Five for charging and a game for Miller...


added 8:36pm, video added below...

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