Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton joined Toucher & Rich on Friday to talk about a potential playoff series with the Senators, preparing for the playoffs, and whining in the NHL.
Anton Khudobin stopped 44 shots in his Bruins debut and Boston defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-1 Thursday night.
Staying healthy for the playoffs is now the main objective for the Bruins, who will rest several key regulars Thursday night against their likely first-round opponent, the Ottawa Senators.
The Bruins are opting to rest some of their star players, as Tim Thomas, Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara and Johnny Boychuk all stayed in Boston as the rest of the team went to Ottawa on Wednesday.
It seems we really have no idea what to expect from the Boston Bruins these late days of the season, but they better figure out how to bust out of their slump soon.
The Bruins may have a slight – but only slight – advantage to lock up the Northeast Division and the No. 2 seed in the East.
After their 1-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night at the Garden, it’s pretty apparent the Bruins are suffering a power outage.
Robin Lehner stopped 32 shots for his first career shutout and Erik Karlsson scored the lone goal, lifting surging Ottawa to a 1-0 win over Boston on Tuesday night.
The Bruins can help themselves in the drive for another Stanley Cup by claiming a third Northeast title in four seasons, but the Senators are only three points behind.
The Boston Bruins will have two of their three new players in the lineup Tuesday night when they host the Ottawa Senators at the Garden.