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Boston Plans To Rest Some Of Their Key Players

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

The Bruins played 17 games jammed into a 31-day month. They played six sets of back-to-backs, all involving travel. They reeled off a 15-1-1 run that plopped them 9 points ahead of second-place Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference.

“When you play 17 games in 31 days and you lose one shootout game, that’s pretty impressive for this group,” said coach Claude Julien. “They’ve stayed focused. They’ve stayed humble. They’ve stayed determined. So I’m pretty proud of the way we handled this month.”

They will now reap the benefits of that run. Starting Wednesday against the Red Wings, they will begin the process of resting their lead dogs. It’s possible that some players may not make the two-game swing to Detroit and Toronto. It’s just as likely the big boys will stay home for the two-game trip the following week to Minnesota and Winnipeg.

The Bruins can make three more recalls from Providence before the conclusion of the regular season. They will exercise all or part of that option.

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Well let’s hope they sit Bergeron, chara, errikson and lucic. smile

Posted by Pasha1277 on 04/01/14 at 10:26 AM ET

alwaysaurie's avatar

Pasha, they can play all of those if they sit Rask as far as I’m concerned.

All 5 would be best, of course.

Posted by alwaysaurie on 04/01/14 at 04:27 PM ET

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