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Shawn Thornton earns an assist in Game 3 | 04/23/2014 8:11 AM
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Shawn Thornton registered an assist and a team-high five hits in Tuesday's win over Detroit.
Boston Herald

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He forecheck helped set up Jordan Caron's goal. Thornton logged only 8:26 of ice time in Game 3, but he played a strong match. He had eight points and 74 penalty minutes in 64 games during the regular season.
Brad Marchand avoids injury in Game 3 | 04/23/2014 8:05 AM
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Brad Marchand was tripped by Brendan Smith's leg in the second and appeared to be hurt on the play.
Boston Herald

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He was able to return, though. Marchand favored his other leg when he went got up, which prompted some criticism on Twitter. "That's why they're on the Twitter-verse and they're not playing in this league," Marchand said. "I twisted my other leg when I landed." He wasn't agitated with Smith for the play and was glad that he escaped without getting injured.
Matt Bartkowski returns from the flu in Gm 3 | 04/23/2014 8:00 AM
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Matt Bartkowski got back in Boston's lineup on Tuesday from the flu.
Boston Herald

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He missed the first two games of Boston's opening round series against Detroit with the illness. "I felt 100 percent the whole time. It was just getting re-acclimated on the first one or two shifts to the speed of the game. It's a pretty fast game," Bartkowski said. "I like playoff hockey. I think it's easier. Everyone's hard on every puck, everyone's hard on every play, so there's nothing really to worry about. You just have to be hard on everything. I like playoff hockey. It's a lot of fun." He was credited with two hits and one shot in 18:34 of ice time.
Torey Krug excited to play vs. hometown team | 04/23/2014 7:53 AM
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Livonia, Michigan-native Torey Krug is pumped up to play in his hometown during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Boston Herald

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"It's going to be exciting. You know you watch a lot of the playoff games growing up and see the octopus thrown on the ice, and as a kid you dream of playing in the playoffs in this building," Krug said before Tuesday night's Game 3. "I probably was thinking I was on the other side. But now I'm excited in the position I'm in and we can come in and be the bad guys." He saw 17:15 of ice time and registered a shot on goal in Tuesday's 3-0 victory. Krug has two assists in three games in the series.
Patrice Bergeron records 2 points in Gm 3 win | 04/23/2014 7:33 AM
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Patrice Bergeron notched a goal and an assist in Boston's 3-0 win over Detroit in Game 3.
Boston Globe

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He assisted on Dougie Hamilton's game-winning tally on the power play and he added an empty net marker to seal the victory. Bergeron has three points in three games in the series.
Jordan Caron nets his 1st career playoff goal | 04/23/2014 7:27 AM
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Jordan Caron scored his first career playoff goal in Tuesday's win over Detroit.
Boston Globe

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Caron has averaged just under eight minutes in three games during the series. He made the most of his limited action (7:45) when he scored Boston's second marker in a 3-0 win. Caron hadn't scored in the NHL since Oct. 5 and that also came against the Red Wings.
Tukka Rask dominates Wings again with shutout | 04/22/2014 10:52 PM
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Tukka Rask fuelled the gritty Bruins past Detroit 3-0 on Tuesday night by stopping all 23 shots directed his way.
Rotoworld.com

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Rask has allowed just two goals through the first three games of the series so far. He has a 2-1 record in the playoffs so far with a whopping .976 save percentage and 0.67 goals against average. Rask and the Bruins will hope to make it a 3-1 series lead on Thursday in Detroit. Meanwhile, the Wings and Bruins learned they are playing for the right to face Montreal in Round 2, as the Habs disposed of the Lightning earlier in the evening.
Dougie Hamilton scores winner for Bruins | 04/22/2014 10:31 PM
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Dougie Hamilton stickhandled down the length of the ice and fired home the game-winning goal to lift Boston to a Game 3 victory over Detroit.
Rotoworld.com

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Hamilton's wrister near the top of the faceoff circle beat Jimmy Howard, and put the Bruins ahead 1-0 in a game they held on to win 3-0. Boston takes the series lead 2-1 as the teams get a day off on Wednesday before Thursday's Game 4 at Joe Louis Arena.
Bartkowski (flu) will take part in warmups | 04/22/2014 1:01 PM
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Matt Bartkowski (flu) will take part in Boston's pregame warmup on Tuesday.
Dan Rosen on Twitter

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It still remains to be seen if Bartkowski will be able to play in the contest. He missed Boston's first two playoff games.
Bartkowski (flu) skates, still day-to-day | 04/22/2014 7:29 AM
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Matt Bartkowski (flu) skated on Monday in an optional practice.
Boston Herald

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He has missed the first two games of Boston's opening round series with Detroit due to the flu and he's still considered day-to-day. "We've talked about Matt Bartkowski being out for that long and being sick," coach Claude Julien said. "We have to allow him to skate a little bit and get himself back into the groove of things before you throw him into a game." As a result, he may not be ready to play in Game 3 on Tuesday night.
Daniel Paille skates Mon. in optional session | 04/22/2014 7:26 AM
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Daniel Paille (upper body) participated in an optional practice on Monday.
Boston Herald

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He didn't take part in contact drills and it sounds like he's still a ways away from returning. "Dan Paille's out there right now skating, so that's the right direction, but we'll have to go about our injuries just like we normally would, in a safe and proper manner," said coach Claude Julien.
Healthier Loui Eriksson has been good for B's | 04/22/2014 7:20 AM
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Coach Claude Julien feels that Loui Eriksson has played more like himself of late.
Boston Herald

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"Loui has just been good for us ever since he got over those injuries. He's a player that everybody from our organization saw him as being," Julien said. "He's great up front, he's a smart player, he manages the puck well, he doesn't make many mistakes, and he's a guy that's always been good in front of the net as well. I know we've got him on the half wall because we've got a different type of power play, but the 5-on-3, he's the designated guy to be in front of the net because he's good at it. So that's an area he excels in, and he did a great job." Eriksson finished the regular season with 17 points in his last 22 games. He has an assist and four shots in two playoff contests.
Justin Florek scores first playoff goal | 04/21/2014 10:23 AM
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Justin Florek was gifted with his first NHL playoff goal in Game 2.
Boston Herald

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He opened the scoring on Sunday on a bad turnover by Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard. Howard's clearing attempt hit Brendan Smith in the leg and Florek deposited the puck into a yawning cage. "The puck was chipped out when Howard was coming off the play at the end. I was lucky he was firing to his forehand and I tried to read it," Florek said. "The next thing I knew the puck was on my stick. I just turned and fired on net, and the rest is history." He generated a goal and an assist in four outings during the regular season. Florek, who grew up in Marquette, Mich., will get a chance to play in front of family and friends when the series shifts to Detroit this week.
Torey Krug records 2 assists in Game 2 | 04/21/2014 10:15 AM
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Torey Krug registered a pair of helpers in Sunday's Game 2 win against Detroit.
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His two-point effort featured a power-play helper on a goal by Zdeno Chara in the third period. Krug received 18:27 of ice time in the contest, including 2:07 on the power play.
Reilly Smith pots PPG for first playoff tally | 04/21/2014 10:11 AM
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Reilly Smith netted his first career playoff goal in Game 2 on Sunday.
Boston Herald

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He scored on the power play to give Boston a 2-0 lead after the first period in an eventual 4-1 victory. "It definitely gives you confidence and I'm pretty sure the press in Boston, they can get on you if you're not scoring," said Smith. "I've heard - even from Dallas - enough about (Tyler) Seguin and (Jaromir) Jagr not scoring too much in the playoffs last year. It is good to get that one in the back of the net and kind of keep you guys off my back a little bit." He struggled to produce after the Olympic break, but the playoffs is a whole new season for him to rebound in.
B's Kevan Miller returns for playoff debut | 04/21/2014 10:00 AM
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Kevan Miller (flu) got back in the lineup for Game 2 on Sunday.
Boston Herald

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He missed the playoff opener with the flu bug. Miller recorded two penalty minutes, four hits and two blocks during his 19:52 of ice time. It was his first career NHL playoff game. Miller replaced Corey Potter in the lineup.
Milan Lucic scores in Game 2 victory | 04/21/2014 9:56 AM
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Milan Lucic potted his first goal of the postseason in Game 2's 4-1 victory over Detroit.
Boston Herald

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In Game 1 his spear to Dan DeKeyser was a front and center incident, but he made a much more positive impact on Sunday by scoring on a nice set up from linemate Jarome Iginla. Lucic also recorded four hits and two shots in the contest.
Zdeno Chara nearly fights and scores in Gm 2 | 04/21/2014 9:47 AM
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Zdeno Chara was more engaged in Game 2 against Detroit.
Boston Globe

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He nearly participated in fisticuffs with Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith at the end of the first period and scored a power-play goal in the third. Chara was also credited with four hits and two blocks. He ended up logging 26:04 of ice time in Boston's 4-1 win.
Tuukka Rask looks strong as B's split series | 04/20/2014 6:06 PM
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Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask put forth a strong effort as his team beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in Game 2 on Sunday, tying the series 1-1.
Rotoworld.com

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Rask stopped 34 out of 35 shots to even the series. Rask as only allowed one goal in three straight starts stretching back to one regular season appearance. He's given little reason for people to believe he's anything but a legitimate starter - if not star - in the NHL.
Jarome Iginla collects two assist in BOS win | 04/20/2014 6:02 PM
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Jarome Iginla helped the Boston Bruins cruise to a 4-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 2 on Sunday, tying their first-round series 1-1.
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Iginla collected two assists, two SOG and three hits in a nice all-around effort in 17:12 TOI on Sunday. He's been a great fit for Boston this season and could very well be back with the B's next season (if they can afford him).
Matt Bartkowski won't play in Game 2 Sunday | 04/20/2014 1:56 PM
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The Boston Bruins ruled Matt Bartkowski out of the lineup for Game 2 against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
Boston Bruins on Twitter

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He's not particularly fantasy-relevant right now so JFYI.
Lucic doesn't know why he speared DeKeyser | 04/20/2014 9:31 AM
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Milan Lucic didn't offer an explanation for why he speared Danny DeKeyser in Game 1.
Boston Globe

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"I don't want to say it was too much frustration. It was kind of a heat of the moment thing where you're not thinking when you do something like that," Lucic said. "I've been in the years seven years now, and I think I've only done that three times. I don't know why I did that." Lucic did something similar against Alexi Emelin just last month. He was fined $5,000 for his actions against DeKeyser.
Bruins' top line remains confident | 04/20/2014 9:26 AM
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Detroit was very effective at shutting down Boston's top line of David Krejci, Milan Lucic, and Jarome Iginla in Game 1.
CSN New England

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"We believe in ourselves and each other. One game isn't going to change that," said Iginla. "We have to find ways to create more, and get more zone time. We have to find ways to battle through it a little more." The Bruins ended up suffering a 1-0 defeat in the playoff opener, but Detroit will have a very tough time pulling off a similar feat in Game 2 on Sunday.
Milan Lucic receives $5K fine for spearing | 04/19/2014 1:51 PM
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Milan Lucic has received a $5,000 fine for spearing Detroit defenseman Dan DeKeyser below the belt.
Chris Johnston on Twitter

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The incident occurred late in the second period of Game 1 on Friday night and it went unpenalized because it was missed by the officiating staff.
Corey Potter made his playoff debut Friday | 04/19/2014 10:10 AM
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Corey Potter made his NHL playoff debut on Friday night.
Boston Herald

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He logged nearly 17 minutes of ice time in the match, which included 1:37 of playing time on the penalty kill. Potter recorded four blocked shots and one shot of his own in Boston's 1-0 loss to Detroit. The 30-year-old rearguard has 123 regular season games of NHL experience under his belt and he was "thankful" that a chance to play in the playoffs finally came.
Tuukka Rask feels he shoud've stopped GWG | 04/19/2014 10:05 AM
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Tuukka Rask feels he should've had Pavel Datsyuk's game-winning goal in Game 1's loss to Detroit.
Boston Herald

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"He was by himself there, so I'm just thinking (it's going to be) a shot," said Rask. "He drags it across and releases from our D's legs. You just try to get the puck in your eyes. I couldn't and it squeaked by me. Usually he tries to make a pass there, but I thought he was by himself there, so I was ready for that shot. I just couldn't see it. But it still went through me, so I should have it." Rask made 23 stops, but the one shot that beat him gave the Red Wings a 1-0 victory.
Jordan Caron opens playoffs on fourth line | 04/19/2014 9:39 AM
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Jordan Caron suited up in Boston's playoff opener versus Detroit on Friday night.
Boston Herald

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He skated on the fourth line because Daniel Paille was unable to play with an upper-body injury, which could be a possible concussion. Caron registered three points in 35 appearances during the regular season.
Flu bug shakes up Bruins' back end | 04/19/2014 9:32 AM
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Kevan Miller didn't play in Game 1 Friday night because of the flu.
Boston Herald

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The Bruins were also missing blueliner Matt Bartkowski due to the flu bug. As a result of absences, Andrej Meszaros and Corey Potter suited up for Boston against Detroit.
Tukka Rask stops 24 of 25 in Game 1 loss | 04/18/2014 10:29 PM
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Tukka Rask made just one mistake on 24 shots during Game 1, but it proved costly as the Bruins lost 1-0 to Detroit on Friday night.
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Rask made several tremendous saves during a back-and-forth series opener that was decided with just 3:01 to go in the third period. The young netminder, who led the NHL in save percentage this season, will look to rebound on Sunday in Game 2.
Rask key to Bruins playoff fortunes | 04/18/2014 9:23 AM
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Tuukka Rask is a key to the Bruins' playoff fortunes.
Boston Herald

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He will of course start in goal Friday against the Red Wings and he has been selected by many Las Vegas oddsmakers as the favourite to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the NHL playoffs. If you are looking to draft a goalie in your playoff pool, we can't think of a better one than Rask.
ReillSmith plays in 1st playoff game Friday | 04/18/2014 9:11 AM
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Reilly Smith will play in his first NHL playoff game Friday against Detroit.
Boston Herald

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Smith was a nice surprise this season. As the player added into the Tyler Seguin-Loui Eriksson deal, Smith exceeded all expectations with 50 points. Boston coach Claude Julien is a big fan of Smith and believes he will have no trouble adapting to NHL playoff hockey. "I don't think that he gets overly excited to a point where it effects him", Julien said. "He's pretty even keeled. Like I said before, if there's anything, he has a tendency to get hard on himself and he demands and expects a lot, but I don't think this is going to be an issue for him". Smith may make a nice late round selection in playoff pools this post-season as he plays on a line with playoff wizard Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.
Kevan Miller good to go Friday | 04/18/2014 9:04 AM
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Kevan Miller should be able to suit up for Game 1 of the opening round of the playoffs on Friday against Detroit.
Boston Herald

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He missed two games of practice this week due to the flu but was able to participate in the team's workouts on Thursday and looks good to go. Although the Bruins are epxected to go deep into the playoffs, we do not anticipate Miller being a key offensive contributor.
Bartkowski has flu may not play Friday | 04/18/2014 9:01 AM
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Matt Bartkowski is listed as questionable for Friday's opening game of the playoffs against the Red Wings.
Boston Herald

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He is battling the flu and did not practice this week. If Bartkowski can't go, Andrej Meszaros will dress in his place.
Paille doubtful for Friday's game v Detroit | 04/18/2014 8:58 AM
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Daniel Paille did not practice this week and is unlikely to play Friday in Game 1 of the opening round of the playoffs against Detroit.
Boston Herald

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He is still experiencing concussion-like symptoms. Jordan Caron skated in Paille's place on the Bruins' fourth line during scrimmages Thursday and will likely take his place in Friday's contest against the Red Wings. Consider Paille day-to-day until further notice.
Chris Kelly likely out for Game 1 Friday | 04/18/2014 8:53 AM
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Chris Kelly will likely be out of the Boston lineup for Friday's opening game of the playoffs.
Boston Herald

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He is still nursing a back injury that prevented him from practicing Thursday. Justin Florek skated for Kelly on the Bruins' third line during practice on Thursday and may suit up in his place Friday against Detroit. Consider Kelly day-to-day for now.
B's want to get Jarome Iginla his first Cup | 04/17/2014 10:23 AM
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The Boston Bruins have some extra motivation to the win the Stanley Cup this season for 17-year veteran Jarome Iginla.
Boston Herald

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Coach Claude Julien is fine with that, but he doesn't want his players to lose sight of the bigger picture. "Let's focus on what we need to do here to get the goal that we want because we'd like to get it for Iggy, but we'd like to get it for our fans as well, and the rest of the team," said Julien. "So it's a little bit more than that, but he's certainly one of those people that I think everybody's going to be cheering for."
Justin Florek skates on the third line | 04/17/2014 10:18 AM
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Justin Florek skated on Boston's third line at practice Wednesday.
Boston Herald

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He could play in Game 1 against Detroit on Friday if Chris Kelly isn't ready to return from back spasms. Kelly didn't participate in the session and missed the last three games of the regular season.
Patrice Bergeron returned to practice Weds. | 04/17/2014 10:14 AM
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Patrice Bergeron was back on the ice Wednesday for practice and he reported that his undisclosed injury won't be a problem.
Boston Herald

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It's believed that he missed Tuesday's skate with the flu bug. Bergeron had a great end to the regular season and he got some time off to rest a "minor" injury. He's expected to be ready to play in Game 1 on Friday.
Boston promotes Justin Florek | 04/15/2014 12:16 PM
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The Boston Bruins have called up Justin Florek.
Bruins.nhl.com

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Florek has 19 goals and 38 points in 69 AHL games this season. He also had a goal and an assist in four contests with Boston.
Dougie Hamilton will be a top D-man, GM says | 04/15/2014 9:35 AM
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Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli is pleased with the trajectory of the development of 20-year-old Dougie Hamilton, who has been paired mostly with superstar defenseman Zdeno Chara on defense and has played against top lines.
Boston Herald

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Hamilton had 7-18-25 totals and was plus-22 in 64 games in the regular season. "You hear me talk a lot, you hear (coach Claude Julien) talk a lot about defending, and defending is so important in the playoffs. I think that's an area that Dougie's really improved, and he will continue to improve," said Chiarelli. "He's just getting stronger. . ., he's getting more confident with his body and with his strength and his play with the puck on the offensive side of the blue line has been terrific. His little in-tight plays starting the break-out. . .they've been good and they've been getting better. He can skate out of trouble. I saw him skate the other game . . . with the puck, it's the fastest I've seen him skate, so his skating's been improving. . .The biggest thing is his defending and his strength on the puck and it's gotten so much better. It still has to get better because I project him to be a top defenseman, but he's on the right track."
Bruins' Patrice Bergeron never better: GM | 04/15/2014 9:27 AM
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Patrice Bergeron should be considered for post-season awards because of his two-way play in 2013-14, according to his general manager with the Boston Bruins.
Boston Herald

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Bergeron, who's shaking off a minor injury and will play Friday when the Bruins' post-season begins against Detroit, soared after the Olympics. He finished on a 13-game point streak, including 11 goals. He scored 30 for the first time since 2005-06. "It's the best I've seen him, period," Boston GM Peter Chiarelli said of Bergeron. "The Olympics helped us out on a couple of different fronts. Loui (Eriksson) was another one, his pace and his game really took off. Bergy, he started maybe as the 13th forward over there in Sochi, and everyone saw what he can do and he was basically on the top line at the end of the day. It helped his pace, it helped his tempo. You see him shoot the puck better this year. He's had a terrific year. And of course, the whole two-way component of his game is so good, it's always good. It's not by accident you hear his name in the Hart Trophy conversation. That doesn't surprise me at all. But this is the best I've seen him play."
Bruins' Adam McQuad doubtful for first round | 04/15/2014 9:18 AM
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Adam McQuaid's quad injury was not expected to be such a long-term issue but it has turned out to be quite a struggle.
Boston Herald

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The Bruins' defenseman has not played since Jan. 19, and, while he appeared close to coming back after the Olympics break, he had a setback and did not resume skating until last week. It does not appear as though the Bruins expect him to return for their first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings, which opens Friday. "We want to be careful on it," Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli said of McQuaid's quad. "It is not a major injury, it is a soft tissue injury and we've been doing OK with the `D' we have so we want to be cautious with it."
Dont expect Dennis Seidenberg to return soon | 04/15/2014 9:14 AM
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Don't expect veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to be back in the Boston lineup for the Bruins' first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings, or for any of the postseason.
Boston Herald

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Seidenberg has not played since he suffered and ACL/MCL knee injury on Dec. 27. "We're not counting on Dennis to be back," Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli said. "We're going to be very cautious with this injury. He has been skating and that's pretty much all I can say on it. It really hasn't changed."
Wings play Euro-style, Dougie Hamilton says | 04/15/2014 9:08 AM
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The Detroit Red Wings play a European style of hockey, according to Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton.
Boston Herald

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"They've got a lot of speed, a lot of skill and puck possession," Hamilton said. "It's kind of a Euro-style of game, where they don't want to dump it in. When they do, they're fast and get on you. I think we just have to push the pace against them instead of letting them take it to us. And, obviously, be physical. We should be fine." The Bruins face Red Wings in Round 1 of the NHL playoffs, beginning Friday night.
Brad Marchand picks up a PPG Sunday | 04/14/2014 10:29 AM
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Brad Marchand picked up his first power-play goal of the season in Sunday's regular season finale.
Boston Herald

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He also earned an assist on Loui Eriksson's power-play tally late in the first period. He received an average of just 29 seconds of ice time per match with the man advantage this season. Marchand registered 25 goals on the year, including five shorthanded. He had a tough start, but found his form as it progressed.
Daniel Paille (UBI) is expected to be fine | 04/14/2014 10:19 AM
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The Bruins apparently received "good news" regarding Daniel Paille after he had to be helped off the ice Saturday.
Boston Herald

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He is doing "very well" and it sounds like he could be ready to play when the postseason begins. The Bruins and Detroit don't open their first-round series until Friday. It was initially feared that Paille may have suffered a concussion after he was belted by Buffalo's Jake McCabe, but he reportedly passed those tests.
Chad Johnson likely to test free agency | 04/14/2014 10:14 AM
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Chad Johnson probably won't be back with the Bruins next season.
Boston Herald

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He has done a very good job as the team's backup goaltender this season, but Niklas Svedberg is expected to be promoted to the NHL in 2014-15. Johnson will probably be permitted to test the market as an unrestricted free agent after he backs up Tuukka Rask during the postseason.
| 04/14/2014 1:54 AM
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Matt Lindblad was called up from the minors on Sunday April 13.
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Craig Cunningham was called up from the minors on Sunday April 13.
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Alexander Khokhlachev was called up from the minors on Sunday April 13.
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Chad Johnson sputters a bit toward the end | 04/13/2014 6:22 PM
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After being an outstanding short-term pickup for almost all of this season, Chad Johnson struggled to get what could have been big head-to-head playoff wins for fantasy owners.
Rotoworld.com

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His Boston Bruins fell 3-2 to the New Jersey Devils on Sunday. Johnson hasn't been bad, yet he's lost three in a row (0-2-1). His season has been surprisingly strong overall, though, with a 17-4-3 record and .925 save percentage.
Loui Eriksson collects two poins in defeat | 04/13/2014 6:20 PM
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Loui Eriksson scored a goal and an assist in the Boston Bruins' 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.
Rotoworld.com

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While Eriksson's offensive numbers pale in comparison to Tyler Seguin's this season, he could still be a great fit for Boston, especially in the tight playoffs. He's been showing flourishes of being a true offensive threat, too, with seven points (two goals, five assists) in his last five games.
Boston Bruins win second Presidents' Trophy | 04/13/2014 9:53 AM
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The Boston Bruins have won their second Presidents' Trophy.
CSN New England

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Boston never lost more than two games in a row this season. With one game left, they have an outstanding 54-18-9 record. "I think that's what it's all about. The President's Trophy identifies a team who's been good for the [entire] regular season. The other thing is, it also guarantees home ice as long as you're in the playoffs," said Claude Julien. "Those are two things we're really proud of, but that's where it stops. The next step is we still got to do some work here in order to get the trophy that we all really want here." Two of eight Presidents' Trophy winners have gone on to win the Stanley Cup in the salary cap era, including the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks.
Gregory Campbell nets his 8th goal of 13-14 | 04/13/2014 9:47 AM
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Gregory Campbell scored a goal in Boston's 4-1 victory against Buffalo on Saturday.
Boston Globe

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It was Campbell's first goal since March 6. He now has eight goals and 21 points in 81 games this season.
Torey Krug reaches the 40-point milestone | 04/13/2014 9:44 AM
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Torey Krug had two assists in Boston's 4-1 win over Buffalo.
Boston Globe

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Krug became the fourth rookie to reach the 40-point mark. He's also easily the league scoring leader in rookie defenseman as the next highest is Hampus Lindholm with 30 points.
Patrice Bergeron's injury is 'very minor' | 04/12/2014 4:43 PM
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Patrice Bergeron's undisclosed injury is "very minor," according to coach Claude Julien.
Boston Bruins on Twitter

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He didn't play after the second period in Saturday's win over Buffalo. Bergeron was also rested on Thursday. He scored his 30th goal of the season before leaving.
Daniel Paille hurt Saturday in win vs. Sabres | 04/12/2014 4:39 PM
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Daniel Paille had to be helped off the ice after he was nailed by Buffalo defenseman Jake McCabe on Saturday afternoon.
Boston Globe

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He appeared to be wobbly when he left and he has had some concussion issues this season. McCabe got a five-minute major and a game misconduct for interference on the play. There wasn't an update on Paille's condition after the contest.
David Krejci scores twice in win over Sabres | 04/12/2014 4:30 PM
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David Krejci potted a pair of goals in Boston's 4-1 win over Buffalo on Saturday.
Rotoworld.com

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He was given Tuesday's game off to rest, but he's registered at least one point (three goals, three assists) in each of his past four appearances. Krejci has 19 goals and 69 points in 80 games this campaign. Patrice Bergeron and Gregory Campbell had Boston's other goals in the contest, while Torey Krug had two assists.
Tuukka Rask makes 24 saves for 36th win | 04/12/2014 4:21 PM
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Tuukka Rask made 24 saves in a 4-1 win over Buffalo on Saturday afternoon.
Rotoworld.com

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Rask should garner plenty of Vezina Trophy consideration after posting a 36-15-6 record to go with a .930 save percentage and a 2.04 goals-against average. He also leads the league with seven shutouts heading into Saturday night's action. It's probably a safe bet that Chad Johnson will start Sunday's regular season finale against New Jersey to give Rask a rest before the playoffs.
Patrice Bergeron exits Sat. after 2 periods | 04/12/2014 2:53 PM
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Patrice Bergeron didn't come out for the third period of Saturday afternoon's game against Buffalo.
Kevin Paul Dupont on Twitter

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He won't be back in the contest and the Bruins haven't provided any details on his status. Bergeron had been dealing with an undisclosed injury when he skipped Thursday's game.
Chara to play Saturday afternoon v Sabres | 04/12/2014 9:36 AM
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Look for Zdeno Chara to return to the Bruins lineup Saturday afternoon against the Sabres.
CSN New England

Impact
He was given Thursday night's game against the Jets off. The Bruins are hoping to keep Chara rested and healthy for the start of the playoffs so there is a chance he won't play in Sunday's season finale against the Devils.
Bergeron will play Saturday v Buffalo | 04/12/2014 9:33 AM
News
Patrice Bergeron is expected to play Saturday afternoon against the Sabres.
CSN New England

Impact
He did not dress for Thursday's game against the Jets as he needed the game off to let a few minor injuries heal. If you need Bergeron, make sure he is active by 12:30 pm EST as the game has an early afternoon start.
Spooner returned to Providence of AHL | 04/12/2014 9:30 AM
News
The Bruins re-assigned Ryan Spooner to Providence of the AHL.
CSN New England

Impact
He played in Thursday's contest against the Jets spelling a weary Patrcice Bergeron. Spooner will finish the season in the AHL but will be the first call up should the Bruins suffer an injury in the playoffs.
Marchand turns around season after slow start | 04/12/2014 9:24 AM
News
Brad Marchand turned around his season after a particularly slow start.
Boston Herald

Impact
The Bruin sparkplug registered only four points in 12 October games and looked as lost as he looked in the 2013 playoffs. However, since the beginning of November, Marchand registered 46 points in 68 games. With 50 points overall he is only five off his career high of 55 set in the 2011-12 season. What is even more impressive about Marchand's offensive output is that not a single point was registered on the power play. Marchand remains a solid mid-round fantasy pick.
Rask likely to start v Sabres Saturday | 04/12/2014 9:11 AM
News
Look for Tuukka Rask to be in goal for the Bruins' Saturday afternoon contest against the Sabres.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Boston is in the midst of a mini-losing streak and coach Claude Julien will likely turn to Rask to reverse his team's fortunes. The Bruins play again Sunday afternoon against the Devils and Chad Johnson will likely draw in for that contest.
Loui Eriksson enjoying strong final week | 04/11/2014 7:32 PM
News
Loui Eriksson, still available in 33% of Yahoo leagues, appears to be a strong pickup to close out fantasy championship weekend.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Eriksson has a goal and four assists over the past seven days, and the Bruins play on both Saturday and Sunday to cap off their season. The dynamic center has fallen a bit off the fantasy radar this season due to injuries and just 35 points through 59 games, but is a good bet to contribute against two non-playoff teams on the horizon.
Brian Ferlin signs entry-level contract | 04/11/2014 6:11 PM
News
Brian Ferlin has agreed to an entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins.
Bruins.nhl.com

Impact
Ferlin had 13 goals and 27 points in 32 games with Cornell University this season. He was taken by Boston in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
David Krejci draws back in for Bruins | 04/11/2014 7:28 AM
News
David Krejci was back in Boston's lineup Thursday night after he was given Tuesday's game off to rest.
Boston Herald

Impact
He picked up his 50th helper of the season in a 2-1 shootout loss to Winnipeg. Krejci hasn't hit 50 assists since the 2008-09 campaign when he had 73 points in 82 games. This has been his second-most productive year with 67 points in 79 contests.
Chris Kelly (back) should return for playoffs | 04/11/2014 7:23 AM
News
Coach Claude Julien expects Chris Kelly (back) to be ready for the start of the playoffs.
Boston Herald

Impact
He missed most of the third period on Tuesday night at Minnesota because of back spasms. Kelly probably shouldn't be expected to play in Boston's remaining two regular season contests.
Bruins got Jarome Iginla back in SO loss | 04/11/2014 7:17 AM
News
Jarome Iginla (lower body) got back into Boston's lineup Thursday night.
Boston Globe

Impact
He sat out three of the Bruins' previous four games to rest the ailment, but felt ready to play after practicing on Wednesday. Iginla registered five shots and had a minus-1 rating in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Jets.
Bruins rested Zdeno Chara against Jets | 04/11/2014 7:13 AM
News
Zdeno Chara didn't dress in Thursday's shootout loss to Winnipeg.
Boston Globe

Impact
He as given the night off with the regular season drawing to a close and the playoffs quickly approaching. Chara has averaged 24:42 of ice time in 76 games this season. The 37-year-old defenseman has 17 goals, 39 points and a plus-24 rating.
Patrice Bergeron got the night off Thursday | 04/11/2014 7:08 AM
News
The Boston Bruins rested Patrice Bergeron Thursday night.
Boston Globe

Impact
In doing so they ended his 12-game point streak. Bergeron generated 10 goals and six helpers over that span. The Bruins have two games left before the playoffs start.
Brad Marchand scores lone goal in loss | 04/11/2014 12:55 AM
News
Brad Marchand scored the only Boston goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Jets Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Marchand's 24th of the season brings him to within four of his career high of 28, something he has accomplished extremely quietly this season. Reilly Smith and David Krejci picked up helpers on the goal.
Chad Johnson shines in SO loss to Jets | 04/11/2014 12:51 AM
News
Chad Johnson was excellent Thursday night, but he was the hard luck loser in a 2-1 shootout defeat against Winnipeg.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Despite garnering only occasional starting assignments, Johnson has proven to be useful in fantasy leagues by winning virtually every game he starts. Despite not earning a W in this outing, he did turn away 36 of the 37 shots he faced in the loss. His record is now 18-2-3 while his GAA is 2.07 and his save percentage is .926.
Kevan Miller feels ready to return Thursday | 04/10/2014 9:49 AM
News
Kevan Miller feels ready to return from his undisclosed injury.
Boston Herald

Impact
He will be a game-time decision for Thursday's match in Winnipeg. "It was just something minor that we were just trying to maintain," he said. "If it was the playoffs, I think it would be a different story."
Jarome Iginla will be a game-time call Thurs. | 04/10/2014 9:46 AM
News
Jarome Iginla (lower body) will be a game-time decision on Thursday night.
Boston Herald

Impact
"I felt good," said Iginla after he participated fully in Wednesday's skate. "I haven't talked to Claude yet, so I don't know for sure. But I felt good, and it's coming along well, and I look forward to getting back in. Hopefully that's (tonight)." He's been resting a lower-body ailment recently, which has held him out of three of Boston's last four games.
Chris Kelly doubtful to play Thursday | 04/10/2014 9:43 AM
News
Chris Kelly is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
Boston Herald

Impact
He was injured in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild. "It's nothing major, but it's something that needs to be addressed," coach Claude Julien said. He's considered doubtful to play Thursday in Winnipeg.
Ryan Spooner has been called up by Boston | 04/09/2014 5:08 PM
News
The Boston Bruins have promoted Ryan Spooner.
Bruins.nhl.com

Impact
Spooner has 11 goals and 45 points in 45 AHL games this season. He has another 11 points in 22 contests with Boston in 2013-14.
Adam McQuaid (leg) resumes skating | 04/09/2014 7:33 AM
News
Adam McQuaid (leg) got back on the ice on Tuesday for the first time since he suffered a setback just after the Olympic break.
Boston Herald

Impact
There's no timetable for his return. McQuaid has been sidelined with a quad injury since Jan. 19.
Source: Seidenberg returns to the ice Tuesday | 04/09/2014 7:29 AM
News
According to a source, Dennis Seidenberg skated for the first time on Tuesday since undergoing knee surgery.
Boston Herald

Impact
He took to the ice for about 15 minutes. If he's able to return this year then Boston will probably have to advance far into the playoffs. He has been sidelined since Dec. 27 when he suffered a torn ACL and MCL against Ottawa.
Jarome Iginla continues to rest with LBI | 04/09/2014 7:23 AM
News
Jarome Iginla is dealing with a lower-body injury.
Boston Globe

Impact
It has kept him out of the lineup for three of Boston's last four games, but he's essentially being rested for the playoffs. However, it's unfortunate for his fantasy owners that he wasn't available for Tuesday's game against Minnesota. He has 67 points, including 37 goals, in 71 career games against the Wild.
Reilly Smith nets his 20th goal Tuesday | 04/09/2014 7:18 AM
News
Reilly Smith reached the 20-goal mark on Tuesday night.
Boston Globe

Impact
He snapped a 10-game goalless drought in the process. Smith has 50 points in 79 games this season, but he's been ice cold since the NHL returned from the Olympic break.
Patrice Bergeron scores, extends spree | 04/09/2014 7:14 AM
News
Patrice Bergeron had eight shots and scored his 29th goal in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Minnesota.
Boston Globe

Impact
He has been scorching hot with the regular season drawing to a close. Bergeron has 10 goals and six assists during a 12-game point streak.
Tukka Rask makes 21 saves in B's SO loss | 04/09/2014 1:30 AM
News
Tukka Rask had an off night on Tuesday, allowing three goals on 24 shots before allowing the shootout winner in a 4-3 loss to the Wild.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Rask has lost two of his past three, and allowed three goals in three of his past four games. Nonetheless, the 27 year old is still putting together a masterful season. He is 35-15-6 with a .929 save percentage and a whopping 2.06 goals against average.
Zdeno Chara's two assists not enough for B's | 04/09/2014 1:26 AM
News
Zdeno Chara collected two assists in Boston's 4-3 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Chara's pair of helpers brings him up to 39 points in 76 games this year. The giant Slovakian is also +24 this season with 52 penalty minutes.
Kevan Miller expected to miss Tuesday's game | 04/08/2014 1:30 PM
News
Kevan Miller (undisclosed) will be held out of Tuesday's contest.
Bruins.nhl.com on Twitter

Impact
Miller also missed Saturday's contest. He has six points and 38 penalty minutes in 44 games in 2013-14.
Jarome Iginla will sit out Tuesday | 04/08/2014 1:28 PM
News
Jarome Iginla (undisclosed) won't return on Tuesday.
Bruins.nhl.com on Twitter

Impact
Iginla has already missed two of Boston's last three games. The good news for Bruins fans is that he would reportedly be playing if this was the playoffs.
Look for Corey Potter to play this week | 04/08/2014 7:45 AM
News
Corey Potter will probably get some playing time for the Bruins in their final four games.
Boston Herald

Impact
He may play one or two games depending on how generously Boston chooses to rest their top players. Potter has played in just one contest with the Bruins since he was acquired off waivers from Edmonton in early March.
David Krejci ends lengthy goal drought | 04/07/2014 9:57 AM
News
David Krejci scored for the first time in his past 17 games on Saturday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
He had a goal and a helper in a 5-2 win over Philadelphia. Krejci picked up nine assists going into Saturday's contest, so he wasn't completely silent offensively. Still, he has enjoyed one of his better seasons in 2013-14, with 17 goals and 66 points in 78 games.
Reilly Smith captures Seventh Player Award | 04/07/2014 9:50 AM
News
Reilly Smith was given Boston's Seventh Player Award before Saturday's game against Philadelphia.
Boston Globe

Impact
The award goes to the player who performs "above and beyond" expectations and it's voted on by the fans. Smith's production has slowed considerably coming out of the Olympic break, with one goal and six assists in his last 21 games, but he has been a pleasant surprise this campaign. He has 19 goals and 49 points in 78 games during his first year with Boston.
Patrice Bergeron has 11-game scoring streak | 04/07/2014 9:42 AM
News
Patrice Bergeron will carry an 11-game point streak with him into the NHL's last week of the regular season.
Boston Globe

Impact
He has generated nine goals and six assists during that span to give him 60 points in 78 contests this year. Keep him active while he's going strong.
Carl Soderberg returns from birth of child | 04/06/2014 2:35 AM
News
Carl Soderberg (family) returned to action on Saturday.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Soderberg missed Thursday's game to be with his wife for the birth of a child. He was held pointless in 13:03 minutes of action. Soderberg has 17 goals and 46 points in 59 games this season.
Ryan Spooner returns to the minors | 04/04/2014 1:55 PM
News
Ryan Spooner has been sent to AHL Providence.
Bruins.nhl.com

Impact
Spooner has 11 points in 22 games with Boston this season. He's a point-per-game player in the minors.
Milan Lucic ends goal slump Thursday night | 04/04/2014 7:27 AM
News
Milan Lucic tallied his 22nd goal of 2013-14 in Thursday's extra session loss to the Maple Leafs.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
He also had seven penalty minutes in the contest to give him a total of 85 in 76 games. Lucic ended a nine-game goalless drought when he scored against Toronto.
Brad Marchand picks up 2 points in OT loss | 04/04/2014 7:22 AM
News
Brad Marchand snapped a seven-game goalless slump in Thursday's overtime loss to Toronto.
Boston Globe

Impact
The pesky winger has 23 goals and 48 points in 77 games this campaign. Marchand also added an assist in the match to give him a three-game scoring streak.
Patrice Bergeron adds 2 more points to spree | 04/04/2014 7:19 AM
News
Patrice Bergeron notched a goal and an assist in Boston's 4-3 overtime loss against Toronto on Thursday.
Boston Globe

Impact
He has potted nine goals during his 10-game point streak to give him a total of 28 on the year. Bergeron has added five assists during his late-season scoring spree as well. If he can hit the 30-goal mark then it will be just the second time in his career that he's accomplished that feat.
Jarome Iginla will return Thursday at Toronto | 04/03/2014 6:37 PM
News
Jarome Iginla will be back in the lineup Thursday after missing one game with a lower-body injury.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter

Impact
He didn't play Wednesday because of the ailment. Iginla has been excellent for the Bruins this season and he'll rejoin David Krejci and Milan Lucic on the top line.
Carl Soderberg (personal) is out Thursday | 04/03/2014 6:34 PM
News
Carl Soderberg won't play Thursday night because he's returned home for the birth of his child.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter

Impact
His wife was slated to give birth at some point this week. Soderberg was able to play Wednesday and he registered his 16th goal of the year. He should be back for Saturday's game versus Philadelphia.
Bruins will play Chad Johnson against Leafs | 04/03/2014 6:31 PM
News
Chad Johnson will get the nod for Boston on Thursday in Toronto.
Stephen Whyno on Twitter

Impact
Tuukka Rask was in goal for the Bruins' 3-2 loss to Detroit on Wednesday and he'll get the night off. Adjust your roster accordingly.
Jarome Iginla sits Wednesday with minor LBI | 04/03/2014 10:11 AM
News
Jarome Iginla was a late scratch for Wednesday's game against the Red Wings because of a lower-body injury.
Boston Herald

Impact
He is listed as day-to-day and coach Claude Julien said that Iginla would have played had it been a playoff game. The veteran winger took part in the team's morning skate. It's unclear if he'll play Thursday versus Toronto, but if he sits again then it doesn't sound like he will be out for very long.
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