Here's What Needs To Happen For Bruins To Get No. 1 Seed In Eastern ConferenceThe NHL's playoff picture can get complex. Here's an effort at laying out what can happen for the Bruins to earn the No. 1 seed.
Hurley: Butt-Kicking By Bolts Could Serve Bruins Well In Long Run"It's part of realizing you can't take a night off, no matter what night it is and who you're playing and what happened the night before. You have to be at your best."
Bruins Can Get Very Close To Clinching Division Vs. Lightning On TuesdayIf the Bruins win on Tuesday? You can pretty much pencil them in as Atlantic Division champions.
Unlikely Punch Provided By Tuukka Rask, David Pastrnak In Bruins' Playoff-Style Win Over LightningIt looked and felt like playoff hockey at the Garden, where Tuukka Rask and David Pastrnak were ready, willing and able to get physical.
Kalman: Tuukka Rask Did More Than Just Make Crucial Saves To Help Bruins Reach First PlaceRask is known for being at his best when he’s calm in net, but he can also have a temper that sometimes results in clumsy self-punishment, equipment destruction and the abuse of milk crates. The Bruins benefited from a little bit of both sides of Rask’s personality in their 4-2 win against the Lightning at TD Garden.
Bruins In Driver's Seat To Seize No. 1 Spot In Eastern Conference PlayoffsThe Boston Bruins are remarkably hot right now. Even when they don't play, they still win.
Rask, Bruins Hand Lightning First SO Of Season In 3-0 WinTuukka Rask stopped 23 shots to hand Tampa Bay its first shutout of the season Saturday, lifting the Boston Bruins over the Lightning 3-0.
Kalman: Now We'll See Whether Sweeney's Or Yzerman's Philosophy Works Out BestBruins general manager Don Sweeney has decided to subscribe to a philosophy of quantity over quality when it comes to his defensemen, while his Tampa Bay counterpart Steve Yzerman has decided it’s more important to have an elite top three defensemen rather than have nine capable blueliners available for the playoffs. Now comes the fun part: seeing whether the Bruins or Lightning go deeper in the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs after the decisions their GMs made leading up to the 3 p.m. NHL Trade Deadline on Monday.
Kalman: Bruce Cassidy’s Confidence In Tuukka Rask Pays In Win Against League-Leading LightningIt should’ve been no surprise that when it came time to select a starting goaltender for the Bruins’ showdown with the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, Cassidy was willing to take a risk.
David Backes Returning To Bruins Lineup A Month Ahead Of ScheduleLess than a month after having part of his colon removed, David Backes will return to the ice for the Boston Bruins.
Tuukka Rask To Start In Goal For Bruins Vs. LightningBruce Cassidy told reporters that Tuukka Rask will be back in goal against the Lightning.
NHL Headlines Of The WeekWith the baseball season coming to an end tonight, it's time to shift focus towards the NHL, where things are just starting to heat up.