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Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, April 18, 2014


Apr 18, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins left wing

Milan Lucic

(17) battles for the puck with Detroit Red Wings defenseman

Danny DeKeyser

(65) during the third period in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden. The Red Wings won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins’ first playoff game finished up with a near last minute goal by Pavel Datsyuk that gave the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 victory. I can’t knock it, it was an outstanding play made by one of the best in the league. While that loss may be to Boston what a Tyler Seguin slap shot is to Ryan Getzlaf, it’s not the end of the season. The Black and Gold will be back at the TD Garden to tie it up on Sunday. Here’s the perspective on the game from the standpoint of the B’s (Boston Bruins)

For fairness sake, here is how the Detroit Red Wings saw their 1-0 win tonight. (Detroit Red Wings)

Even though he’s now an entire conference away and playing for the Edmonton Oilers, Andrew Ference still makes his presence known in Boston. He stopped by Hurricane O’ Reilly’s to chat with the local media to talk shop. While he’d rather be playing than watching, he still bleeds Black and Gold when it comes to watching his former teammates. Here’s his interview, and how he talks about how he learned to hate the Montreal Canadiens. (CSNNE)

While Pavel Datsyuk was the big winner in tonight’s game, Datsyuk faced off against the best two way player currently in the NHL, the Boston Bruins own Patrice Bergeron. Bergeron (being his usually gracious self) talked with New England Sports Network on what a privilege and challenge it is to cross sticks with a player of Datsyuk’s level. (NESN)

While things were disappointing for the Bruins tonight, they were far last satisfactory for the Philadelphia Flyers, who were handed a severe 4-1 drubbing on Thursday. The Flyers will need to pick themselves off, forget game one ever happened and double down their effort if they don’t wish to be the first team eliminated from the Eastern Quarterfinals. (Courier-Post)