Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, April 24, 2014


Apr 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Boston Bruins wing

Jarome Iginla

(12) celebrates with center

David Krejci

(46) , defenseman

Zdeno Chara

(33) , left wing

Milan Lucic

(17) and defenseman

Dougie Hamilton

(27) after the game-winning goal in overtime against the Detroit Red Wings in game four of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

It took some serious effort in overtime, but a goal by Jarome Iginla got the Boston Bruins passed the Detroit Wed Wings 3-2 tonight. That win gives the Bruins a 3-1 advantage in the quarterfinal series, and gives the B’s the chance to put it away at the TD Garden on Saturday this afternoon. (Boston Bruins)

Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock minced no words with the media after the game. The Red Wings came out on all cylinders in the first period, but slowly lost power as the game progressed. If it wasn’t for several missed open net shots, it wouldn’t have been necessary to take the game to overtime. (Detroit Red Wings)

Whomever wins this series, they’ll have to take on the surging Montreal Canadiens. It took six years for the Habs to win a playoff series at home, and they accomplished that when they swept the Tampa Bay Lightning. Here’s a quick look at how they achieved their success.  (Montreal Canadiens)

The team at Bleacher Report takes a look at ten players who have not been having a banner 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. One of the Bruins is on that list, and his argument isn’t bad. Take a look here: (Bleacher Report)

I was a little surprised when Tyler Seguin wasn’t even considered for the Lady Byng Trophy. He left Boston under a cloud of fan derision, and it was a question how he would handle starting over in Dallas. He surprised a lot of people having a breakout season for the Stars, leading their team in scoring.  Maybe it’s time for him to double down on the boosters to help Dallas get themselves a first round win. (Sports Illustrated)

Former NHL ref Paul Stewart takes Roy MacLean to task for suggesting that a French-Canadian referee would automatically have a bias for the Montreal Canadiens (or against whom they’re playing). He reminds MacLean of the professionalism (and their imperfections) of NHL refs and tells MacLean that he was flat out wrong. (Hockey Buzz)