Bruins Post-Game Recap: Tampa Bay at Boston: 4/6/19

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

Pre-Game Notes

Arena: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

Home: Boston Bruins (49-23-9)

Away: Tampa Bay Lightning (61-16-4)

Boston’s Lineup

Forwards

DeBrusk-Krejci-Pastrnak

Johansson-Coyle-Senyshyn

Blidh-Frederic-Backes

Heinen-Nordstrom-Kuhlman

Defense

Chara-McAvoy

Clifton-Grzelcyk

Lauzon-Kampfer

Goalies

Rask

Halak

Tampa Bay’s Lineup

Forwards

Gourde-Stamkos-Kucherov

Palat-Johnson-Joseph

Killorn-Cirelli-Callahan

Erne-Martel-Miller

Defense

Coburn-Girardi

McDonagh-Cernak

Gaunce-Rutta

Goalies

Pasquale

Vasilevskiy

First Period

Prior to puck drop, the Bruins organization handed out a bevy of regular season awards to celebrate another successful season in Boston.

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Neither team was too aggressive in the early going, undoubtedly trying to avoid any injuries and not expend too much energy. Scoring chances were few and far between in the opening period as neither team could get consistently good shift in the opponents zone. The Bruins started to get an attacking zone rhythm in the middle stages of the period thanks to a solid shift by the third line. Tuukka Rask made a nice stop on Mathieu Joseph to keep the game scoreless with about 10 minutes left in the period.

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The B’s seemed to be the more aggressive team in terms of scoring chances in the first period as they strung together a couple great offensive shifts. A nice passing sequence by the Bruins resulted in David Krejci knocking home a loose puck in front to give Boston the lead.

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The Bruins continued to be quick to the puck and continued to get chances in the offensive zone as they looked to extend their lead. Danton Heinen doubled the Boston lead with just 19 seconds left in the period on a beautiful shot past Pasquale.

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Score: 2-0 Bruins

Second Period

The Bruins went to the penalty kill as Joakim Nordstrom slashed Steven Stamkos about three minutes into the period as the Lightning looked to get back into it. Erik Cernak cut the lead in half with a dart of a shot past Rask on the man advantage.

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The Bruins seemed to respond well to the Lighting goal as they got their skating legs back under them. The B’s continued to be very hungry on the puck toward the midway point of the game as the looked to assert control. The Lightning looked a lot more comfortable handling the puck in the second period with a lot more noticeably crisp passes. The Bruins would head to their first power play as Nordstrom was hit by a high stick with over seven minutes remaining in the period.

After a bad turnover in the offensive zone, Stamkos skated in on a breakaway that tied the game as the Bruins gave up yet another shorthanded goal on the season.

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The Lightning killed off the Boston power play despite some good puck movement by the B’s. Pasquale continued to have a strong game with a couple huge saves late in the second period. Anthony Cirelli buried a shot in the slot with about three minutes left in the period to give Tampa their first lead of the game.

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The Bruins challenged the goal for goalie interference but unfortunately to no avail. After Krejci was hit hard by Joseph, David Pastrnak took a penalty for roughing with just over two minutes left. The B’s killed it off and kept it a one goal game.

Score: 3-2 Lightning

Third Period

Just 53 seconds into the period, Nikita Kucherov made an incredible individual play in the offensive zone to double the Tampa Bay advantage.

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The Bruins continued to get some good scoring chances in the final period as they moved the puck pretty well in the offensive and neutral zones. The B’s would go to the man advantage with under fifteen minutes remaining in the game as Tyler Johnson was called for tripping. Tampa Bay killed off the penalty despite the Bruins getting some great opportunities.

The game started to get very nasty towards the end of the period as both team began to throw their weight around. Both Joseph and David Backes would go to the box for roughing following a scrum in front of the Tampa Bay bench. Matt Grzelcyk found the back of the net on the ensuing four on four to cut the deficit to one on a nice wrist shot.

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Just mere seconds after the goal, Brayden Coburn somehow found the net on a long wrist shot as Tampa Bay regained their two goal advantage.

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The Bruins pulled the goalie with under three minutes to go as they tried desperately to get back into the game. Johnson ended it with an empty net goal with 1:26 to go.

Final Score: 6-3 Lightning

Three Stars Of The Regular Season

First Star: Brad Marchand. The feisty winger had his best career season, surpassing 100 points for the first time and being the best offensive player on the team all year long.

Second Star: Patrice Bergeron. Amazingly, Bergeron set a career high in points this season despite missing a decent chunk of the year. He continues to impress every single season.

Third Star: Krejci. Despite a revolving door of winger at certain moments, the veteran center tied a career high in points and looked to be at his very best at multiple times of the year.

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Bruins Recall Frederic, Senyshyn From Providence

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today that the team has recalled forwards Trent Frederic and Zach Senyshyn from Providence on an emergency basis.

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Frederic has skated in 13 games for Boston this season, going scoreless. He made his NHL debut on January 29th against the Winnipeg Jets at the TD Garden. He has skated in 51 games for Providence this season, posting 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points. He also posted five goals and three assists for eight points in 13 appearances for Providence last season. The St. Louis, Missouri native was selected by the Bruins in the first round (29th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Senyshyn has skated in 62 games for Providence this season, posting 14 goals and 10 assists for 24 points. Last season, he posted numbers of 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 points in 66 games in Providence. Prior to turning pro, Senyshyn spent three seasons in the OHL with the Soo Greyhounds posting 114 goals and 63 assists for 177 points in 195 career games. The Ottawa, Ontario native was drafted by the Bruins in the first round (15th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Senyshyn will likely make his NHL debut tomorrow night in Minnesota as this could be a showcase for him to show what he has in his first career call up. Frederic should also see some playing over the next two games probably on the third line. Senyshyn should see time on the second line perhaps with David Krejci and potentially even time on the power play. Both guys have the ability to truly impress over these next two games and could develop some momentum into the next season when they attempt to make the big club in Boston.

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Bruins Post-Game Recap: Boston at Columbus: 4/2/19

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

Pre-Game Notes

Arena: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Home: Columbus Blue Jackets (45-30-4)

Away: Boston Bruins (47-23-9)

Columbus’s Lineup

Forwards

Panarin-Duchene-Atkinson

Dzingel-Dubois-Anderson

Wennberg-Jenner-Bjorkstrand

Dubinsky-Nash-Foligno

Defense

Werenski-Jones

Nutivaara-Savard

Harrington-Kukan

Goalies

Bobrovsky

Korpisalo

Boston’s Lineup

Forwards

Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak

DeBrusk-Krejci-Kuhlman

Johansson-Coyle-Wagner

Nordstrom-Acciari-Backes

Defense

Chara-McAvoy

Krug-Carlo

Grzelcyk-Miller

Goalies

Rask

Halak

First Period

A wild sequence in front of the Columbus net resulted in Jake DeBrusk banging home a bouncing puck off the top of the goal to give the Bruins the lead not even two minutes into the game.

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A couple great saves by Tuukka Rask kept the Bruins ahead as the Blue Jackets mounted a couple of good answering shifts. The Jackets continued to get chances in the offensive zone but Rask continued his strong start to keep it a one goal game. The B’s got the majority of the possession in the first half of the period but had trouble with giving up a lot of odd man rushes to Columbus.

The Bruins started to get some chances in the offensive zone in the middle stages of the period as the Jackets became a little lax in their own end. The game started to become physical after Noel Acciari was hit hard into the end boards by David Savard but surprisingly no penalty was called. Marcus Johansson doubled the lead after a tremendous shift by the third line, giving him his first goal as a Bruin.

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Score: 2-0 Bruins

Second Period

The Blue Jackets opened the period with some good chances in the offensive zone but came up empty as they looked to get right back in it. Columbus continued their strong start to the period with more chances in front of Rask but the Bruins held firm, maintaining the two goal advantage. The B’s didn’t have the same offensive jump in the early going of the second period and failed to get many scoring chances.

Karson Kuhlman nearly tripled the lead with a breakaway opportunity but couldn’t slip the puck past Sergei Bobrovsky and the Blue Jackets responded with a great shift that resulted in a power play. 12 seconds into the man advantage, Alexander Wennberg was called for a questionable tripping penalty to negate the power play. Neither team found the back of the net on the four on four and the score remained 2-0. Another breakaway stop by Bobrovsky this time on DeBrusk kept the B’s from running away on the scoreboard.

Rask continued to have a good night in net after a couple of weak starts as he withstood a couple of big Columbus rallies to keep the Bruins ahead. Brad Marchand buried a loose puck in front to make it 3-0 Boston after a great shift by the first line with under five minutes left in the period.

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DeBrusk made it a four goal game after a sweet feed from Kuhlman just 46 seconds after Marchand’s goal to give Number 74 his second goal of the evening. Joonas Korpisalo replaced Bobrovsky in net following the goal.

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Score: 4-0 Bruins

Third Period

Just 34 seconds into the period, David Pastrnak ripped a wrist shot past Korpisalo for his 37th goal of the season to make it a five spot on the scoreboard for the B’s. Marchand picked up an assist for his 100th point of the season, becoming the first Bruin to reach the plateau since Joe Thornton in 2002-03.

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Marchand picked up an interference penalty under four minutes into the period as the Blue Jackets looked to get on the board. Oliver Bjorkstrand fired a rocket past Rask from the top of the circle to give him a goal for a sixth consecutive game.

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Columbus went to the man advantage soon after the goal as Charlie McAvoy was called for a high sticking double minor to give the Blue Jackets a legitimate shot to get back in the game. The Bruins killed off the first minor penalty without much resistance, giving them some much needed momentum. Matt Duchene made it a 5-2 game after a nice cross ice pass from Artemi Panarin with 10:46 remaining.

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The Bruins responded with a tremendous shift by the second line and Kuhlman knocked home a loose puck for his second career goal to give the Bruins a four goal lead yet again.

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Final Score: 6-2 Bruins

Three Stars Of The Game

First Star: DeBrusk. The young winger was simply awesome in this game, burying two goals and being his usual energetic self.

Second Star: David Krejci. A couple helpers for the veteran center gave him a new career high for assists in a season as he turned in another good, solid performance.

Third Star: Rask. While not incredibly busy, Rask had a good, solid night in goal to stop the B’s recent two game skid.

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Bruins Post-Game Recap: Florida at Boston: 3/30/19

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

Pre-Game Notes

Arena: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

Home: Boston Bruins (47-21-9)

Away: Florida Panthers (34-32-12)

Boston’s Lineup

Forwards

Marchand-Bergeron-Johansson

DeBrusk-Krejci-Pastrnak

Heinen-Coyle-Wagner

Nordstrom-Acciari-Backes

Defense

Chara-McAvoy

Krug-Carlo

Grzelcyk-Clifton

Goalies

Rask

Halak

Florida’s Lineup

Forwards

Huberdeau-Barkov-Dadonov

Hoffman-Trocheck-Hawryluk

Sceviour-Borgstrom-Vatrano

Hunt-Sheahan-Brouwer

Defense

Yandle-Ekblad

Pysyk-Brown

Weegar-Matheson

Goalies

Luongo

Montembeault

First Period

Prior to puck drop, Chris Wagner received the Seventh Player Award for his solid work this season in his first year in black and gold.

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It was apparent that both teams had their skating games ready to go in the early moments of the game as they each got a few chances. The Bruins seemed to move the puck better in the opening moments of the period but weren’t able to solve Roberto Luongo. While the B’s weren’t able to find the back of the net they did put a lot of pressure on the Panthers by forcing a bunch of turnovers in the neutral zone.

The B’s continued to get shots on goal and at one point held an 11-2 advantage in that category. The Bruins would go to the penalty kill as Jake DeBrusk was called for tripping with about eight minutes left in the period. The B’s killed off the penalty as the Panthers failed to gain an offensive rhythm on the man advantage. Immediately following the power play, Riley Sheahan had the puck go in off of his body to give Florida the 1-0 lead.

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The Panthers doubled their lead as Evgenii Dadonov buried a rebound in front of Tuukka Rask for his 27th of the season with under five minutes left in the period.

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The Bruins responded with a couple of great shifts but Luongo and the Florida defense came up huge to maintain the two goal advantage.

Score: 2-0 Panthers

Second Period

The Bruins nearly cut the lead in half in first moments of the period but DeBrusk hit the post after an incredible feed from David Krejci from behind the net. The B’s continued to move the puck very well in the second period as they looked to get back into the game but Luongo continued to be sharp. The B’s skating game was very strong in the middle period as the flow of play continued to be in their favor.

The B’s continued to give the Panthers fits in their own zone but couldn’t find many good scoring chances as they attempted to cut the lead in half. Noel Acciari did just that with an incredible effort in front as he knocked in a loose puck past Luongo.

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The Bruins picked up their first power play of the day as Jonathan Huberdeau went off for interference as Boston looked to tie the game. Troy Brouwer fired home a wicked wrist shot while shorthanded to double the Florida lead yet again.

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The Bruins got their second power play of the game as Sheahan went to the box for slashing with over two minutes remaining in the period. The Panthers killed off the penalty as the B’s got a few chances in the offensive zone but it remained a two goal deficit.

Score: 3-1 Panthers

Third Period

The Bruins continued to have success in the Florida end in the early stages of the final period but still were unable to cut into the lead. Both Charlie McAvoy and Brad Marchand got back to back great scoring chances but couldn’t solve Luongo who stood tall. The Panthers responded with a couple solid shifts as they looked to extend their advantage. The Bruins continued to dominate in the offensive zone but had nothing to show for it almost midway through the third period.

The Panthers continued to turn the puck over a ton in the final period as the Bruins did a good job to create them but just weren’t able to convert them into goals. Rask was busier in the third period and did a good job to keep the Bruins in the game as the clock started to become a factor.

The Panthers finally began to play well defensively as the game drew to a close as they sensed the desperation from the Bruins. Rask went to the bench with about three minutes to play. Dadonov iced the game with an empty net goal with 2:19 to go, his second of the game.

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Final Score: 4-1 Panthers

Three Stars Of The Game

First Star: Luongo. The veteran goaltender was at his very best in this one as he turned back every shot except for the Acciari goal in the second period.

Second Star: Dadonov. The Florida winger had a solid effort with two goals as the Panthers scored a big win against the B’s.

Third Star: Acciari. The fourth line grinder had another solid game as he added a goal to go along with a couple of nice hits.

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Bruins Post-Game Recap: New York Rangers at Boston: 3/27/19

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

Pre-Game Notes

Arena: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

Home: Boston Bruins (46-21-9)

Away: New York Rangers (29-33-13)

Boston’s Lineup

Forwards

Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak

DeBrusk-Krejci-Johansson

Heinen-Coyle-Wagner

Nordstrom-Acciari-Backes

Defense

Chara-McAvoy

Krug-Carlo

Clifton-Kampfer

Goalies

Halak

Rask

New York’s Lineup

Forwards

Lemieux-Zibanejad-Buchnevich

Vesey-Andersson-Strome

Namestnikov-Lettieri-Chytil

Brickley-Howden-Smith

Defense

Skjei-Shattenkirk

Claesson-DeAngelo

Gilmour-Pionk

Goalies

Lundqvist

Georgiev

First Period

The Bruins first line got off to a good start in the opening moments with a couple shots on goal. The B’s would pick up a power play just 2:29 into the game as they looked to establish an early lead. David Pastrnak slammed home his 34th goal of the season on a beautiful cross ice feed from Brad Marchand just 19 seconds into the man advantage.

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The Bruins continued to pressure the New York end after the goal, looking to extend their early lead. The B’s were hungry on the puck in the first period but appeared to be a bit jumpy, committing a ton of turnovers. The Rangers barely had any possession in the first half of the period as the Bruins looked very comfortable. New York started to find an offensive rhythm in the middle stages of the period as the B’s continued to be a bit sloppy.

The Bruins had a few opportunities to double the lead but Henrik Lundqvist continued to have a solid period with a couple big saves. Zdeno Chara would head to the penalty box with five minutes left in the period for a delay of game call. Mika Zibanejad tied the game on the man advantage after a deft pass from Ryan Strome with about three and a half minutes left in the period.

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Score: Tied 1-1

Second Period

The Bruins picked another early period power play as Pastrnak was tripped down in the neutral zone and the B’s looked to regain the lead. The Rangers killed off the penalty but the Bruins did get a few chances and moved the puck very effectively. The B’s continued to have the majority of the chances but had a hard time solving Lundqvist for the second time. Pastrnak made it 2-1 after an incredible move by David Krejci, giving him his second goal of the game nearly midway through the period.

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The Bruins seemed to be sharper defensively in the middle period as the Rangers struggled to maintain an offensive rhythm. The B’s went to the penalty kill for the second time in the game as Pastrnak went off for hooking. The Bruins killed the penalty as the Rangers got a few shots on net but it remained a 2-1 game.

Charlie McAvoy was called for hooking with four minutes left in the period as the Rangers got yet another opportunity on the power play. The B’s completed yet another successful penalty kill as the Rangers failed to get any significant scoring chances. Both Lias Andersson and Patrice Bergeron were called for coincidental minors late in the period and the Rangers picked up an extra penalty for roughing resulting in a Boston power play.

Score: 2-1 Bruins

Third Period

The Rangers killed off the early penalty to keep it a one goal game as the Bruins again failed to extend their lead. Another incredible passing sequence by the newly formed second line resulted in Jake DeBrusk doubling the Boston lead just 3:19 into the final period.

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The B’s began to impose their will after the third goal as they stormed the New York end trying to put the game out of reach. The Rangers put that to bed quickly as Strome buried a loose puck in front of the net to cut the Boston lead in half.

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The Bruins started to become sloppy again in their own end as the Rangers pushed very hard for the tying goal but Jaroslav Halak was up to the challenge. The B’s responded with a couple good shifts that nearly resulted in another two goal lead but it remained 3-2 after a puck hit the crossbar behind Lundqvist. The Bruins would pick up yer another power play as Strome went off for holding with 7:22 to go. Pastrnak made it a hat trick after a slick feed from Torey Krug just 14 seconds into the man advantage.

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The Rangers were called for yet another penalty, this time for too many men as the game began to completely unravel for New York. Brendan Smith was called for a high stick during the man advantage which resulted in a five on three for the Bruins. Bergeron found the back of the net on a tipped shot by Pastrnak to give the B’s a three goal lead with over three minutes to go.

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Another power play marker, this one by McAvoy put the icing on the cake for the Bruins less than a minute after Bergeron’s goal.

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Zibanejad banged home a loose rebound to give the Rangers something to be happy about with about five seconds to play.

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Final Score: 6-3 Bruins

Three Stars Of The Game

First Star: Pastrnak. The winger had one of his best games of the season, putting up five points and was easily the best player on the ice.

Second Star: Krejci. With Pastrnak on his side, Krejci had another strong game and continued his great season.

Third Star: Marchand. Three assists for the feisty winger in another very solid performance.

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Bruins Sign Paul Carey To Two Year Extension

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced this afternoon that the team has signed forward Paul Carey to a two year, two way extension through the 2020-21 NHL season with an annual cap hit of $700,000.

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Carey has skated in a pair of games for the Bruins this season and has skated in 23 games for Providence since being acquired from Ottawa on January 11th in exchange for defenseman Cody Goloubef. Carey has posted 16 goals and seven assists for Providence since the trade. Carey skated in five games for the Senators this season prior to the trade and had appeared in 29 games for AHL affiliate Belleville where he posted five goals and 22 assists for 27 points.

Carey has played for four teams prior the Bruins in his NHL career, Ottawa, New York Rangers, Washington and Colorado. He has appeared in 99 games, posting eight goals and eight assists for 16 points. The Boston native has also skated in four playoff games in his career. He was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Carey has looked pretty good in his short time in Boston and should be a valuable depth piece for the near future.

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Pastrnak, Grzelcyk Among Other Returnees To Bruins Practice

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy announced a bevy of updates at practice this morning, including the possible return of David Pastrnak who has been out since February 10th due to surgery on his injured thumb. The B’s have posted a record of 12-3-1 in his absence.

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Cassidy also announced that defenseman Torey Krug will travel with the team on their upcoming four game road trip after suffering an upper body injury during the B’s last road trip. Marcus Johansson and Matt Grzelcyk could potentially play on the road trip as well. Grzelcyk has been out for the last week after suffering an arm injury against the Penguins last Sunday night. Johansson has been out for the last two weeks since suffering a lung contusion against the Hurricanes on March 5th.

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Kevan Miller is unlikely to travel with the team this week and remains out since February 23rd. Tuukka Rask will start tomorrow night in New York when the Bruins face the Islanders. Cassidy expects Pastrnak to return to the first line when he comes back to the lineup. The B’s have been waiting to get healthy for nearly the entire season and today looked like a good sign that the team is getting close to being fully healthy.

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Bruins Recall Connor Clifton and Paul Carey from Providence

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

On Wednesday afternoon, Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy announced that the team had recalled defenseman Connor Clifton and forward Paul Carey from Providence.

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Clifton has skated in nine game for the Bruins this season, going scoreless. He made his NHL debut on November 16th in Dallas against the Stars. Clifton also has spent 53 games with Providence this season, posting six goals and 21 assists for 27 points. Carey has skated in 21 games for Providence since being traded from Ottawa, scoring 14 goals and adding six assists for 20 points. Carey made his NHL debut with the Colorado Avalanche on March 12th, 2014 against the Chicago Blackhawks

Clifton was originally drafted by the Arizona Coyotes in the fifth round (133rd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Carey was originally drafted by the Avalanche in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry draft. Both players should see ice time as soon as tomorrow night as the Bruins continue to be banged up on the recent road trip. Clifton looked fairly solid in his time in Boston this season so he should be a good addition. Carey being an experienced player, should bring some stability to a lineup that desperately needs it.

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Bruins Recall Trent Frederic From Providence

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced Tuesday morning, that the team has recalled forward Trent Frederic from Providence on an emergency basis.

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Frederic has skated in 11 games for the Bruins this season, making his NHL debut on January 29th in Boston against the Winnipeg Jets. The 21-year-old has also skated in 45 games for Providence this season, posting 11 goals and nine assists for 20 points. He also skated in 13 games for Providence last season, posting five goals and three assists for eight points. Frederic spent two season at the University of Wisconsin, totaling 32 goals and 33 assists for 65 points in 66 career games.

The St. Louis, Missouri native was selected by the Bruins in the first round (29th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Frederic played pretty solid hockey in his time with the varsity club, despite not posting any points. With the Bruins needing an extra body after sending down Lee Stempniak yesterday, Frederic got the call. It’ll be interesting to see where the young forward slides into the lineup but it’s probably assumed he takes up the third line center spot. This should mean that we see Charlie Coyle on the second line tonight against Columbus.

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Bruins Post-Game Recap: Boston at Pittsburgh: 3/10/19

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By: Garrett Haydon | Follow Me On Twitter @thesportsguy97

Pre-Game Notes

Arena: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Home: Pittsburgh Penguins (36-23-9)

Away: Boston Bruins (42-17-9)

Pittsburgh’s Lineup

Forwards

McCann-Crosby-Guentzel

Aston-Reese-Malkin-Kessel

Simon-Bjugstad-Hornqvist

Blueger-Cullen-Wilson

Defense

Dumoulin-Trotman

Johnson-Schultz

Pettersson-Gudbranson

Goalies

Murray

DeSmith

Boston’s Lineup

Forwards

Marchand-Bergeron-Heinen

Cehlarik-Krejci-Stempniak

Kuraly-Coyle-Backes

Nordstrom-Acciari-Wagner

Defense

Chara-McAvoy

Krug-Carlo

Grzelcyk-Moore

Goalies

Halak

Rask

First Period

Just 1:33 into the game, Nick Bjugstad gave the Penguins the lead off a bad turnover in the Boston end.

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Jaroslav Halak was under siege in the first few moments as the Bruins were incredibly lax in their own zone. The bad start continued as the B’s were called for a too many men on the ice penalty as Pittsburgh looked to double the lead. The Bruins killed off the man advantage as the Penguins failed to get any significant scoring chances. The Bruins continued to struggle in their own zone as the Penguins got chance after chance but Halak kept it a one goal game.

Matt Grzelcyk went off for hooking with about 11 minutes to go in the period as the Penguins looked to extend the lead. The Bruins killed the man advantage yet again and even got a few shorthanded opportunities. The Bruins finally got their legs moving in the latter half of the period and they even picked up a power play as the Penguins were called for a delay of game penalty. After a turnover in the offensive zone, Jared McCann scored on a shorthanded breakaway to double the Pittsburgh lead.

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The Penguins killed the Boston power play without giving up any great scoring chances. Almost immediately after the man advantage, Chris Wagner was called for tripping which resulted in the third Pittsburgh power play of the opening period. Evgeni Malkin negated the man advantage as he tripped Charlie McAvoy which resulted in a four on four. The Bruins were unable to score on the abbreviated power play, keeping them down by a pair.

With 33 seconds left in the period, McCann went off for interference as the B’s looked to cut into the Pittsburgh lead. The period ended with the Bruins still on the man advantage.

Score: 2-0 Penguins

Second Period

The Penguins killed off the early power play as the Bruins continued to struggle to get scoring chances. With 17:41 to go in the period Grzelcyk went down after a shot to the arm from Patric Hornqvist and went down the tunnel. The Bruins would get yet another power play as Zach Trotman went off for slashing. David Krejci cut the lead in half after a scramble in front as the Bruins found the back of the net on the man advantage.

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Patrice Bergeron was called for a delay of game penalty which resulted in another Pittsburgh power play with over 13 minutes left in the period. The B’s killed the penalty as the Penguins failed to generate any chances. The Bruins started the move the puck quicker towards the end of the period as they looked better than they had at any point in the game.

Brandon Carlo was called for tripping with under four minutes to go in the period as the Penguins looked to regain their two goal lead. Jake Guentzel finished off a two on one after a great feed from Sidney Crosby to double the Pittsburgh lead on the man advantage.

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Score: 3-1 Penguins

Third Period

Halak made a couple of important saves in the opening moments of the period to keep the Bruins in the game. Wagner drew a penalty in the attacking zone as Trotman took him down, resulting in another Boston power play. The Penguins killed off the penalty as Matt Murray made a couple great stops to keep it a two goal game. The Bruins started to get their skating game going as the period went on but continued to have trouble getting chances.

Another huge stop by Halak on Guentzel kept it a 3-1 game as the Bruins tried desperately to look for some kind of positives as the period drew to a close. The Bruins got some chances towards the end of the period as they looked to get back into it and extend their point streak. The B’s pulled the goalie with over three minutes to go trying to get a pair.

John Moore cut the lead in half with a shot from the point that beat Murray with 1:01 to go as the Bruins tried to pull off another last minute comeback.

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McCann iced it for Pittsburgh with an empty net goal with about 20 seconds to go as the Penguins put an end to the Bruins streak.

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Final Score: 4-2 Penguins

Three Stars Of The Game

First Star: Murray. The Pittsburgh goalie was at his best in this one, stopping 39 shots in all.

Second Star: Halak. The Bruins were kept in the game especially in the third period by Number 41 who had another strong night despite the three goals against.

Third Star: McCann. Two goals including the empty net goal from McCann was the difference in the game for the Penguins.

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