Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, April 12, 2014


Apr 12, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Members of the TD Garden Bull Gang paint on the Stanley Cup Playoffs logo after the Bruins clinched the best record in the NHL with a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins battled hard against the Buffalo Sabres this afternoon at the TD Garden. The Bruins won 4-1, and secured themselves the President’s Trophy for having the best record in the NHL for regular season play. The only other time the Bruins won the award since its inception was in the 1989-90 season. It was a rough and ugly game for the Bruins who lost Daniel Paille to an ugly concussion(on a clean hit). (Boston Bruins)

The Sabres knew it was going to be a rough game, and their injuries piled up hard for Buffalo. They’ll finish out the regular season this week and will try to figure out where they can go from here. (Buffalo Sabres)

While things are rough for the Sabres franchise, at least they can breathe a sigh of relief that Ryan Malone is not on their roster. The Tampa Bay forward was caught in possession of cocaine and driving under the influence. It’s a total mess for him and the franchise and it’s not going to get better any time soon. (Puck Daddy)

While the Bruins secured their win, they still had to wait to see who was going to be their first round opponent for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. After several games in the league played it out across the ice rinks in North America, it became clear that the Detroit Red Wings would be the first round opponent for the Black and Gold. The team at Comcast take a look and worry a little about Detroit, who has had the Bruins number most of the season. (CSNNE)

In the rumor mill, could Bruins executive (and former teammate of Trevor Linden) end up as the new Vancouver Canucks general manager? It’s quite possible. Check out the story and the possibilities here. (Fan Nation)