Dion Phaneuf delivered a questionable hit on Daniel Paille in Game 2 of the Bruins-Maple Leafs series.
When it comes to exceeding expectations, which is what the Seventh Player Award rewards, Paille should’ve been the leader in the clubhouse.
You have to imagine the Penguins are sick and tired of hearing about how the Bruins are so deep and perfectly built, especially in the time after Boston won the 2011 Stanley Cup championship.
After their recent two-game losing streak, the Boston Bruins are back to their winning ways.
The Bruins’ offense exploded for three goals in less than three minutes, but it was after taking that 3-0 lead when the team’s character shone through.
The Bruins’ penalty kill once again saved the day, as it has for much of the season, with a perfect 4-for-4 performance.
Brad Marchand, Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille were all back on the ice for the Bruins in Friday’s practice, and so were the new-look lines Claude Julien trotted out in the third period up in Montreal on Wednesday.
The Bruins will be shorthanded yet again when they take the ice Wednesday night in Montreal.
It’s one thing to boast that your team possesses the best fourth line in the NHL. It’s another to be able to prove it.
Shawn Thornton is progressing in his recovery from a concussion.