Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, April 1, 2014


Mar 30, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Boston Bruins right wing

Reilly Smith

(18) celebrates his game winning shootout goal with center

Chris Kelly

(23) and left wing

Milan Lucic

(17) against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. The Bruins defeated the Flyers, 4-3 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins certainly experienced their own version of March Madness. They went an astonishing 15-1-1 in the month of March, and they climbed over all other teams to stand atop the rankings at the end of the month. While that was an incredible accomplishment in their own right, it only gets better with Patrice Bergeron winning second star of the week honors, and Jarome Iginla winning first star honors for the entire month.  (Boston Bruins)

The Detroit Red Wings are still in playoff contention at the moment, but they need every possible point to avoid missing the postseason. (Detroit Red Wings)

What will the final roster of the Bruins be for the playoffs? Will Dennis Seidenberg be back by the second or third round? Has Kevan Miller officially chased Adam McQuaid out of Boston? Joe Haggerty of Comcast takes a look at all these questions and wonders who is going to be playing, and who is going to be watching. (CSNNE)

Former Bruin and current Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley has been nominated for the Masterson trophy. His response was honest and frankly amazing.

“In terms of being nominated,” said Peverley after finding out today.” I don’t want to have attention for something that happened that isn’t good,” he said. “I think there are so many people who have gone through extremely hard situations and come back, and those are the people who should get the attention. If I come back, maybe I’ll deserve it, but I don’t want to have all of this attention because something bad happened to me.”

Read the whole article here: (Dallas News)

While we’re on a Dallas Stars kick, the Dallas Stars blanked the Washington Capitals further damning the Caps chances to get into the playoffs, and getting them closer to the eighth slot to boot. The Stars have been fighting harder these last few weeks than practically every other team in the league. A lot of credit has to be given to Tyler Seguin and Bruins captain Jamie Benn (and Rich Peverley and Kari Lehtonen) for getting them back in the spirit of things: (ESPN)