Mar 21, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) against Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) in the second period at the Pepsi Center. The Bruins defeated the Avalanche 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, March 21, 2014

The Boston Bruins are the first team offically in the NHL post season. Their 2-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche gave them their eleventh straight win, and that’s tied with the third longest streak in the ninety year history of the franchise. Patrice Bergeron and Carl Soderberg get the goals in a game where both teams played to their strengths. Chad Johnson stopped all thirty one shots as he earned his second shutout of the season. Here’s how the hometown team saw their win tonight. (Boston Bruins)

Here’s our take on the big win tonight. The Bruins played to their strengths, and Dougie Hamilton played as flawless of a game as I’ve seen him play this season. (Causeway Crowd)

The Colorado Avalanche was the last team in the NHL to get shutout in a game, and that defeat was handed to them by our own Black and Gold. The Avalanche fans registered their unhappiness and no doubt wondered why Avs’ coach Patrick Roy decided to bench his goalie Semyon Varlamov with over five minutes left to play in regulation. (Colorado Avalanche)

Tonight during the game, we were teased on NESN on the possibility of Dennis Seidenberg coming back during the playoffs. It would be great for the Bruins to have their own Steven Stamkos story, and even better to have the German Hammer doing what he does best. Here is one of those reports backing up that possibility. Courtesy of Joe Haggerty and Comcast. (CSNNE)

There was big talk about acquiring Alex Edler from the Vancouver Canucks just before the trade deadline. When all was said and done the Bruins “missed” their chance, but I argued back then that it was a good thing. The Globe and Mail take a look at Edler’s and the Canucks season and try to figure out where it went wrong. (The Globe and Mail)

 

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