The Bruins are going to have to work their way into a playoff frenzy without much in the way of external sources of venom.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs are here, and the Bruins finally have some issues to worry about.
Not since P. J. Axelsson became a salary cap casualty and deserted the NHL for his homeland after the 2008-09 season had a Swede pulled on a Bruins sweater before Carl Soderberg put an end to everyone’s anticipation and joined the Bruins late last season.
It wasn’t surprising that when the Bruins searched for a defenseman to play up front for a couple periods during their shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday they chose Torey Krug.
Matt Kalman of CBSBostonSports.com and NHL.com joined Adam Jones to discuss what’s expected of the Bruins over the final stretch of regular-season games, who their first-round playoff opponent will be, and more.
Milan Lucic’s two-goal, one-assist performance helped the Bruins clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
Claude Julien probably won’t win the Jack Adams Award, but he’s certainly worthy of being a finalist.
The Bruins’ worst loss of the year came in Detroit, where they’re headed this week for another matchup with the Red Wings.
The Bruins have won 13 of their last 14, but they’re still not perfect.
The last time Patrice Bergeron’s goal total ventured to the heights it’s at right now, he was a 20-year-old without a letter on his sweater.