Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, April 11, 2014


Apr 5, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins left wing

Brad Marchand

(63) skates after the puck during the second period against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins will be playing their final home game of the regular season tomorrow afternoon. They’re still at the top of their game (the last two shootout losses not withstanding), and they’ll be taking on a team that is playing solely for pride now, the Buffalo Sabres. The puck drops at 1:05, and following the game, the annual tradition of the players giving their game worn jerseys to lucky fans will occur. (I’m a little jealous.) (Boston Bruins)

With nothing to lose (but a little more pride), the Buffalo Sabres decide to move their goalies around in anticipation of their last few games. (Buffalo Sabres)

The Bruins are still committed to finishing strong and take the President’s Trophy. Here’s a little snippet courtesy of the Bruins’ pest-in-charge Brad Marchand. Chad Johnson and Gregory Campbell also chime in about the Bruins situation. (NESN)

Congratulations to the Dallas Stars for being the last team to get into the postseason. It’s their first appearance in the playoffs since 2008. When they threw away everything (from the GM to the jerseys), they weren’t expected to perform well. They proved a lot of people wrong and the whole organization has something to be proud of. (Dallas Stars)

While it looks like the Detroit Red Wings will be the likely first round opponent for the Bruins, it’s not entirely set in stone at the moment. There is a chance that the first round opponent could be the Philadelphia Flyers or the Columbus Blue Jackets. These last two games will determine who the B’s will match up against and the team at Comcast takes a look at all the options. (CSNNE)

If it’s Columbus, they’ll be without the services of former Bruin Nathan Horton who will be out for six weeks after undergoing abdominal surgery. It’s been a rough season for Horton who has only played in thirty six games this season for the Blue Jackets (Pro Hockey Talk)