Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, April 4, 2014


Apr 3, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender

Jonathan Bernier

(45) gets hurt as defenseman

Paul Ranger

(15) knocks over Boston Bruins forward

Patrice Bergeron

(37) in the third period at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Boston 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins will be back at home tomorrow defending the TD Garden against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Bruins are locked in and ready, and they’ll be working hard to shake off the two game losing streak. The Flyers are still trying to secure a playoff slot, and they’ll be playing the same sort of desperate hockey that helped the Maple Leafs squeak by the B’s the other night. Check out all the things going on in the upcoming week from the source of all things Bruin. (Boston Bruins)

‘The goals will come.’ It’s a sentiment that is felt by the Flyers and their fans. They’ve also dropped their last two games, and like Boston, they’re also known for strong third period efforts and gritty comebacks. The only difference here is that the Bruins had their ticket to the playoffs punched weeks ago, and the Flyers are by no means secure. The Flyers organization takes a look at what’s coming up, and talk about why they’ve got to beat our Bruins. (Philadelphia Flyers)

While the big Bruins are safe and secure going into the post season, their little brothers in the AHL are just hanging in there. The AHL Providence Bruins are still holding on the final spot in their Eastern Conference in a fight for the Calder Cup. They took on their local rivals, the Worcester Sharks and beat them 3-2 in the shootout this evening at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. (Providence Bruins)

Some serious fallout for the Leafs in their overtime victory against the Bruins. After Paul Ranger threw Patrice Bergeron on top of goaltender Jonathan Bernier, he was slow to get up and had to leave the game. While Reimer hasn’t been the best goalie this year for Toronto, he going to need to be near perfect now.  Bernier’s loss (an expected three weeks) is the last thing the Leafs needed as they’re also in a fight to crack the eighth spot in the playoffs (and earn the chance to take on the Bruins in the first round). (Pro Hockey Talk)

The Washington Capitals are in trouble. They could very likely miss the playoffs, and the recent spat where former Bruin and Caps head coach Adam Oates said “Ovi [Alex Ovechkin] quit on the play.”, calling out one of the better players in the league for not playing two way hockey. Will the Capitals solve their problems in time to save their season. (Comcast Washington)