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Boston promotes Justin Florek | 04/15/2014 12:16 PM
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The Boston Bruins have called up Justin Florek.
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Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
"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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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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| 04/14/2014 1:54 AM
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Craig Cunningham was called up from the minors on Sunday April 13.
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| 04/14/2014 1:54 AM
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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.
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Impact
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.
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Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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.
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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.
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Impact
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

Impact
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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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Look for Tuukka Rask to be in goal for the Bruins' Saturday afternoon contest against the Sabres.
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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
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Loui Eriksson, still available in 33% of Yahoo leagues, appears to be a strong pickup to close out fantasy championship weekend.
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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
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Brian Ferlin has agreed to an entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Brad Marchand scored the only Boston goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Jets Thursday night.
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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
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Chad Johnson was excellent Thursday night, but he was the hard luck loser in a 2-1 shootout defeat against Winnipeg.
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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
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Kevan Miller feels ready to return from his undisclosed injury.
Boston Herald

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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
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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
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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
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The Boston Bruins have promoted Ryan Spooner.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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Zdeno Chara collected two assists in Boston's 4-3 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.
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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
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Kevan Miller (undisclosed) will be held out of Tuesday's contest.
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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
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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
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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
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David Krejci scored for the first time in his past 17 games on Saturday night.
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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
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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
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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
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Carl Soderberg (family) returned to action on Saturday.
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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
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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
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Milan Lucic tallied his 22nd goal of 2013-14 in Thursday's extra session loss to the Maple Leafs.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Patrice Bergeron extends point streak Weds. | 04/03/2014 10:03 AM
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Patrice Bergeron picked up an assist on Wednesday's loss to Detroit to extend his point streak to nine games.
Boston Globe

Impact
He finished the match with a minus-2 rating and has a minus-4 mark in his past three outings, which is uncharacteristic for defensively-sound center. Still, this has been quite the successful run for Bergeron from a statistical standpoint. He has eight goals and four helpers during his late-season scoring spree.
Johnny Boychuk scores in loss to Wings | 04/03/2014 9:59 AM
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Johnny Boychuk recorded his fourth goal of 2013-14 campaign in Boston's 3-2 loss to Detroit on Wednesday.
Boston Globe

Impact
He opened the scoring in the contest on a slap shot late in the first period. Boychuk had a rough game against Philadelphia on Sunday when he finished with a minus-3 rating, so scoring a goal was a decent way to rebound. He has 22 points and a plus-30 rating on the year.
Carl Soderberg scores in losing effort for Bs | 04/02/2014 10:56 PM
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Carl Soderberg scored his 16th goal of the season Wednesday in a 3-2 loss to the Red Wings.
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Impact
Soderberg has very quietly been extremely productive this year with 46 points in 68 contests including nine points in his last 10 outings. Johnny Boychuk also netted his fourth goal of the season in the defeat.
Tuukka Rask suffers loss vs. Red Wings | 04/02/2014 10:53 PM
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Tuukka Rask and the Bruins suffered a 3-2 loss against Detroit on Wednesday night.
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Impact
Rask wasn't at his best in this outing as he allowed three goals on just 20 shots in the defeat. Despite his struggles on this night, it's a little unfair to be disappointed in him since his record is still a sparkling 34-15-5 while his GAA is 2.04 and his save percentage is .930.
David Krejci is battling a sore throat | 04/02/2014 9:58 AM
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David Krejci is dealing with a sore throat, according to coach Claude Julien.
Boston Herald

Impact
Depending on the severity of the issue, the Bruins could decide to rest their leading scorer. For the time being, we are still expecting Krejci to play on Wednesday night against Detroit. If his status changes then we'll let you know.
Carl Soderberg, wife expecting a child soon | 04/02/2014 9:56 AM
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Carl Soderberg could be unavailable to play at any moment because his wife is expecting to give birth.
Boston Herald

Impact
The couple may be welcoming a new baby any day now. The Bruins visit Detroit on Wednesday and play at Toronto on Thursday before hosting Philadelphia on Saturday. We'll let you know if he is going to miss any action when the time comes.
Boston recalls Ryan Spooner as insurance | 04/02/2014 9:52 AM
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Ryan Spooner has been called up by Boston.
Boston Herald

Impact
He will join the big club on their road swing in Detroit and Toronto, but it isn't certain if he'll play in either match. Spooner is ready to play if he gets the chance and he feels better than he did the last time he was up with Boston. When I first got sent back, I think I was 170 pounds and I just didn't really feel great. "I got my weight back up and I feel a lot better," said Spooner. "I don't know what I had; I just know I wasn't my best. And my play kind of showed it ... but I played a lot better in the last three or four weeks."
Jarome Iginla isn't sweating a new contract | 04/02/2014 9:33 AM
News
Jarome Iginla has enjoyed his time in Boston, but he's trying to stay focused on this season instead of what will happen in the summer.
Boston Herald

Impact
"I've been put in a great situation to play with (David Krejci and Milan Lucic); they're very competitive and they do a lot of things very well. I've gotten some great back-door passes and things like that. It's been a great experience for myself and my family and I feel very fortunate to be here this year," he said. "Hopefully everything works out. At the same time, I know the best thing I can do is to focus on the now and just enjoy this now, the run that we're on, and getting ready for the playoffs and the goal of winning. That's where most of the focus is, but I've definitely enjoyed it. But those are the decisions that the team, the organization and personally are for after the season." The Bruins have expressed an interest in keeping Iginal beyond this year. He leads the team with 30 goals and sits second on the club with 61 points in 75 games.
Milan Lucic slumping, Bruins still streaking | 04/01/2014 8:17 PM
News
Milan Lucic has just two points in eight games since a streak of nine points in eight games ended on Mar. 15.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Although the slump comes at an inopportune time for fantasy owners, the burly 25 year-old's Bruins are 7-0-1 in their past eight games. Lucic could still pick it up in the near future, as he's been pretty good this season with 54 points and 78 penalty minutes through 74 games.
Jarome Iginla is NHL's first star for March | 04/01/2014 1:37 PM
News
Jarome Iginla has been chosen as the NHL's first star of the month.
NHL.com

Impact
Iginla caught on fire in March with 13 goals and 17 points in 17 games. That's allowed him to reach the 30-goal mark for the 12th straight campaign (not including the shortened season). Iginla has also tied Guy Lafleur for 24th on the all-time goals list with 560 and is just one marker shy of Mike Modano.
NHL names P. Bergeron 2nd star of the week | 03/31/2014 12:52 PM
News
Patrice Bergeron was the recipient of the second star of the week on Monday.
NHL.com

Impact
He scored five goals and added one assist in four games last week to extend his goal streak to seven straight matches. Bergeron is three markers away from hitting the 30-goal plateau for the second time in his career.
Bruins want to re-sign veteran Jarome Iginla | 03/31/2014 10:03 AM
News
The Bruins would like to re-sign potential unrestricted free agent Jarome Iginla.
Boston Herald

Impact
Boston GM Peter Chiarelli said over the weekend that he would like to keep Iginla in the fold and he has had preliminary contract discussions. "He's been terrific for us," Chiarelli said. "He's a veteran guy, he plays our brand of hockey and he fits in seamlessly with that first line. He's been everything we thought he'd be - everything and more. I know Looch (Milan Lucic) and Krech (David Krejci) look up to him. There's a good synergy on that line." He has 30 goals and 61 points in 75 games this season.
B's Patrice Bergeron continues goal streak | 03/31/2014 9:58 AM
News
Patrice Bergeron kept his goal streak alive in Sunday's shootout victory over Philadelphia.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
He has found the back of the net in seven straight contests. Bergeron has eight goals and two assists during an eight-game point spree. That gives him 56 points on the year.
Andrej Meszaros has been solid in Boston | 03/31/2014 9:54 AM
News
Andrej Meszaros has been productive since joining the Boston Bruins.
Boston Globe

Impact
He got his second goal and fifth point as a member of the Bruins in Sunday's shootout win over Philadelphia. Meszaros has skated in nine games with his new club since he was acquired from the Flyers. He also has a plus-6 rating and 20 shots.
Zdeno Chara nets PPG against Philadelphia | 03/31/2014 9:50 AM
News
Zdeno Chara netted his 17th goal in Sunday's shootout win over Philadelphia.
Boston Globe

Impact
He registered his 10th power-play marker of the year to give him his first goal in his last nine games. Chara has hit double digits in goals nine times in his career, with his personal best coming in 2008-09 when he got 19.
Jarome Iginla generates variety of stats | 03/30/2014 3:59 PM
News
Jarome Iginla provided a nice mix of fantasy stats in the Boston Bruins' 4-3 shootout win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Iginla generated one assist, five PIM, one SOG and three hits to help fantasy owners in a variety of categories.
Tuukka Rask makes 49 saves, wins 100th game | 03/30/2014 3:30 PM
News
It was quite a milestone performance by Tuukka Rask on Sunday, as he earned his 100th career win and set a career-high with 49 saves as the Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 (SO).
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Rask was especially outstanding from the second period on, stopping 40 out of 41 shots in that span alone.
Jarome Iginla hits 30-goal mark Saturday | 03/29/2014 3:38 PM
News
Jarome Iginla tallied two goals to lead Boston to a 4-2 victory against Washington on Saturday.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
The veteran winger has 30 goals this season. Iginla has been outstanding for the Bruins in 2013-14, where he's amassed 60 points in 74 games. Carl Soderberg had a strong game against the Capitals as well with a goal and two helpers, while Patrice Bergeron posted a goal and an assist. David Krejci finished the match with two helpers.
Chad Johnson makes 31 stops in win over Caps | 03/29/2014 3:31 PM
News
Chad Johnson helped the Bruins win another game on Saturday by making 31 saves against Washington.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
He has won his last six contests to earn an impressive 17-3-1 record on the year. Johnson also has a .926 save percentage and a 2.04 goals-against average. He has been one of the better backup options this campaign.
Johnson will start Saturday v Caps | 03/29/2014 11:56 AM
News
Updating an earlier item, Chad Johnson will start Saturday afternoon against the Capitals.
Bruins Twitter

Impact
The game starts at 12:30 pm EST so make sure you adjust your goaltending rotation in the next few minutes.
Julien still has faith in Reilly Smith | 03/29/2014 8:49 AM
News
Boston coach Claude Julien still has faith in Reilly Smith.
Boston Herald

Impact
This, despite the fact that Smith has scored only one goal in the Bruins' last 21 games and has registered only one assist while playing alongside the white hot Patrice Bergeron. "I thought Reilly played well (in Thursday's 3-0 win over Chicago). I liked his game," said Julien. "He was on the puck more, he was creating things, and I thought the pace of his game was better. To me, Reilly took a step in the right direction (Thursday) night. We've got a few weeks to go here and, if he finds his stride like he was finding it (Thursday) night, he'll be OK." If Smith is not OK, look for Julien to move Loui Eriksson up a line and demote Smith to the Bruins' third unit.
Chad Johnson possible starter Saturday v Caps | 03/29/2014 8:39 AM
News
Although there is nothing official from the Bruins at this hour, we are speculating that Chad Johnson will get the start Saturday afternoon against the Capitals.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Boston plays a 12:30 matinee against Washington and then plays again Sunday against the Flyers. We are betting Claude Julien starts Johnson in one of those games and it seems more likely he'll get the call against the Caps.
McQuaid ramping up workouts | 03/29/2014 8:35 AM
News
Adam McQuaid may be able to start skating in the next few days.
CSN New England

Impact
He has been limited to off-ice workouts due to a quad muscle strain that has kept him out of the Bruin lineup since January 19th. Once he recovers, McQuaid will have to fight for ice time as the Bruins have seven other NHL caliber defensemen they can play. Given that his only value to poolies is his propensity to be penalized, McQuaid is not rosterable at this time.
B's may give players a break down the stretch | 03/28/2014 8:01 AM
News
Zdeno Chara logged 21:32 of ice time in Thursday's 3-0 win over Chicago.
Boston Herald

Impact
It was still enough playing time to lead the Bruins on the night, but it was well below his season average of 24:47 per contest. "I'm trying to play as hard as I can every game and do my job while I'm out there," Chara said. "If I get less or more ice time, I don't really care." The Bruins have rested their top players before down the stretch, so don't be surprised if it happens again and a player like Chara gets a game off before the playoffs begin.
Patrice Bergeron extends point, goal streaks | 03/28/2014 7:53 AM
News
Patrice Bergeron has found the back of the net in five consecutive games.
Boston Herald

Impact
He has accounted for six goals and two assists during a six-game point streak. Bergeron has 53 points and a league-leading plus-38 rating in 73 games this season.
Patrice Bergeron scores twice in win | 03/27/2014 9:48 PM
News
Patrice Bergeron recorded a pair of goals for the Bruins in Thursday's 3-0 shutout of the Blackhawks.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Bergeron has now tallied 25 times on the season, an impressive feat for one of the league's most responsible defensive players, as evidenced by his plus-38 rating. Carl Soderberg also chipped in with his 14th of the year in the win.
Tuukka Rask stifles Blackhawks in shutout | 03/27/2014 9:42 PM
News
Tuukka Rask was stellar for the Bruins on Thursday as they blanked Chicago by a score of 3-0.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Rask steered away all 28 shots he faced on the night to improve his record to 33-14-5 for the year. After having his winning streak halted in Monday's loss to the Canadiens, Rask got himself back on track in this contest and now holds a 9-0-1 record in his last 10 appearances. His GAA is now 2.01 while his save percentage is .931.
Adam McQuaid (leg) hasn't resumed skating yet | 03/27/2014 9:54 AM
News
There's nothing to report on the status of Adam McQuaid and his ailing quad strain.
Boston Herald

Impact
"Nothing," Julien said. "He's still working out off-ice, but he hasn't been on the ice yet." He was given a few weeks off to try to rest after suffering several setbacks in his recovery. McQuaid hasn't played since Jan. 19.
Patrice Bergeron scores lone goal in loss | 03/24/2014 10:55 PM
News
Patrice Bergeron was the lone Boston goal scorer Monday as the team dropped a 2-1 shootout decision to the Canadiens.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Bergeron's 23rd of the season came during a third period power play and was assisted by Dougie Hamilton and Loui Eriksson. With tallies in four straight games, Bergeron has raised his point total to 51 on the year in a span of 72 games.
Tuukka Rask loses goaltender's duel to Habs | 03/24/2014 10:51 PM
News
Tuukka Rask was the victim of his own team's inability to score in Monday's 2-1 shootout loss to Montreal.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Rask blocked 21 of 22 shots through 65 minutes of action, but his teammates could only push the puck past Peter Budaj once, leading to a defeat for the Finnish netminder. His record falls to 32-14-5 while his GAA is 2.05 and his save percentage is .930.
Jarome Iginla earns the 3rd star of the week | 03/24/2014 1:50 PM
News
Jarome Iginla has received the third star of the week.
NHL.com

Impact
He potted five goals in four games. The veteran winger has been excellent this season with 28 markers and 58 points in 71 contests.
Carl Soderberg has been productive since OLY | 03/24/2014 9:42 AM
News
Carl Soderberg had his four-game point streak snapped in Saturday's win over Phoenix.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Soderberg has been productive since the Olympic break with four goals and seven assists in his past 14 games. In his first full season of NHL play, he has 41 points in 63 appearances. Soderberg has helped solidify Boston's depth down the middle by filling in well as the team's third-line center.
Tuukka Rask stands tall in win over Coyotes | 03/23/2014 8:12 AM
News
Tuukka Rask was sharp in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Rask blocked 31 of 33 shots en route to his seventh straight victory and the 12th in a row for the Bruins as a whole. The Finnish netminder now possesses a record of 33-14-4 accompanied by a GAA of 2.07 and a .929 save percentage. That is the definition of a fantasy stud.
Bruins scratch Torey Krug Saturday | 03/23/2014 5:32 AM
News
Torey Krug was a healthy scratch on Saturday.
Boston Herald

Impact
The Bruins got Johnny Boychuk back from injury, so Krug took another turn in the press box. Boston has lots of healthy bodies on the blueline, so a capable defender will be scratched each game down the stretch.
Trip to press box motivates Dougie Hamilton | 03/23/2014 5:30 AM
News
Dougie Hamilton has played very well since getting back into the lineup from the press box.
Boston Herald

Impact
After he was scratched for two games, he's posted a plus-7 rating and four assists in the six matches. "I think I've tried to be more physical and you're just focusing on doing your best so that you're in the lineup," said Hamilton, who recorded an assist in Saturday's win over Phoenix.
Jarome Iginla nets two goals vs. Coyotes | 03/23/2014 5:23 AM
News
Jarome Iginla scored a pair of goals in Boston's 4-2 victory over Phoenix on Saturday.
Boston Herald

Impact
He registered his second marker into an empty net to give him 28 on the year and nine in his past eight contests. Iginla has amassed 58 points with the Bruins.
| 03/23/2014 2:34 AM
News
Johnny Boychuk returned to action on Saturday March 22.
Rotoworld.com

Bruins first team to clinche playoff spot | 03/22/2014 8:44 AM
News
With their 2-0 win over Colorado Friday night the Bruins were the first team to clinche a playoff spot.
CSN New England

Impact
The Bruins has been on fire for the past month winning 11 consecutive games and are now tied with the Blues for the President's Trophy with 12 games left in the season. The pursuit of top spot in the NHL should be enough to keep Boston sharp over the next month.
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