Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, March 20, 2014


Mar 12, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton (22) checks Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin (74) during the second period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins’ Shawn Thornton is getting geared up as he and most of the Bruins are getting ready to get a haircut for charity. The seventh annual Cuts for a Cause will have Bruins fans place bids on a chance to get their favorite player’s head shaved. Shawn Thornton is always happy to help local charities, and he hopes this year will be the best year yet for this event. While all the VIP tickets have been sold, there are plenty of $30 tickets available. C’mon by, meet some Bruins and watch them lose their hair for a good cause. (Boston Bruins)

There is still no word on the final dispensation for injured Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid. He’ll be missing two more games as the Bruins make their west coast road trip, and while things are getting better, the Bruins will need to make a decision on his status and determine if he’ll be done for the season. (CSNNE)

While the Bruins are safely ensconced in a playoff position, the Toronto Maple Leafs are in a fight for their playoff lives. The Leafs started strong this season, but they’ve had a rough time of it the later parts of the season. While the public face in the front office is calm, things have got to be chaotic in the locker room as their coaching staff tries to find the right combination to get them back in the race. (SportsNet)

In a rather funny clip, Buffalo Sabres forward Cory Conacher was in the sin bin in their game against the Edmonton Oilers. When the ref noticed Conacher was without a helmet, he went over to give him a teammate’s helmet. Unfortunately for him, the helmet belonged to uber-goon John Scott. Conacher wanted to play by the rules attempted to put on the helmet and hilariousness ensues. (NHL)

Every call that Peter Chiarelli has made this season, from replacing Jaromir Jagr and Andrew Ference, to trading away Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley has turned out to be a boon for Boston. With the possible exception of not keeping a very hot Anton Khudobin as the backup goaltender (and Chad Johnson has done a rather outstanding job in his own right), every trade or acquisition the Bruins general manager has made has reaped dividends for the team as they approach another post season run. (WEEI)