Apr 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Boston Bruins wing Jarome Iginla (12) celebrates with center David Krejci (46) , defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) , left wing Milan Lucic (17) and defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) after the game-winning goal in overtime against the Detroit Red Wings in game four of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, April 24, 2014

It took some serious effort in overtime, but a goal by Jarome Iginla got the Boston Bruins passed the Detroit Wed Wings 3-2 tonight. That win gives the Bruins a 3-1 advantage in the quarterfinal series, and gives the B’s the chance to put it away at the TD Garden on Saturday this afternoon. (Boston Bruins)

Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock minced no words with the media after the game. The Red Wings came out on all cylinders in the first period, but slowly lost power as the game progressed. If it wasn’t for several missed open net shots, it wouldn’t have been necessary to take the game to overtime. (Detroit Red Wings)

Whomever wins this series, they’ll have to take on the surging Montreal Canadiens. It took six years for the Habs to win a playoff series at home, and they accomplished that when they swept the Tampa Bay Lightning. Here’s a quick look at how they achieved their success.  (Montreal Canadiens)

The team at Bleacher Report takes a look at ten players who have not been having a banner 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. One of the Bruins is on that list, and his argument isn’t bad. Take a look here: (Bleacher Report)

I was a little surprised when Tyler Seguin wasn’t even considered for the Lady Byng Trophy. He left Boston under a cloud of fan derision, and it was a question how he would handle starting over in Dallas. He surprised a lot of people having a breakout season for the Stars, leading their team in scoring.  Maybe it’s time for him to double down on the boosters to help Dallas get themselves a first round win. (Sports Illustrated)

Former NHL ref Paul Stewart takes Roy MacLean to task for suggesting that a French-Canadian referee would automatically have a bias for the Montreal Canadiens (or against whom they’re playing). He reminds MacLean of the professionalism (and their imperfections) of NHL refs and tells MacLean that he was flat out wrong. (Hockey Buzz)



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  • Kevin L.

    Reading the Detroit news reports this morning was fun! Whining at its best. Turns out Detroit sports writers are pretty good at whining, for a city that hasn’t had to do all that much of it in the past. Although making a pissing match out of a triple-deflection goal is unbecoming of them. But like Derek used to say, “They don’t ask how — only how many.”

    In any case, it ain’t the Red Wings of old. Speed be damned.They no longer have the big bodies they used to have, and the B’s seem to be able to ‘hand it to them’ on cue, and when needed.

    A B’s fan since 1961, I now live in The Netherlands where I stay up all night to watch the streams online. Awesome!! Though I sure do miss going to the games.

    GO B’ssssssssssss !!!!!!!!!

    BTW: Cheers to Paul Stewart for setting the record straight re: officials. I used to hate that guy… he was too good!

  • Kevin L.

    One more thing:
    Would someone back home please stop by the FOX “News” offices and tell them to stick it for me? Read their online headlines about last night’s game… What a bunch of biased losers.