Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, May 1, 2014


May 1, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; The Boston Bruins leave the rink after being defeated 4-3 by the Montreal Canadiens in the second overtime period in game one of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins fell in double overtime tonight to the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs scored early, but the Bruins fought back hard to take it to double overtime. The Bruins and the Habs will meet again on Saturday. (Boston Bruins)

The Habs took advantage of the power plays at the beginning and the end of the match, and it led them to the 4-3 win. Both of those power play goals were delivered by P.K. Subban. (Montreal Canadiens)

We all saw it coming. John Tortorella and the Vancouver Canucks had a disasterous season. They missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008, and there was going to be a price to pay. Today, recently minted Canucks general manager Trevor Linden ended the speculation and announced the firing of Tortorella after just one season with the Canucks. (Pro Hockey Talk)

Local Montreal writer warns his fellow Canadiens fans that it isn’t really necessary to stir up the animosity between the Montreal and Boston fan bases in order for both teams to have a great series. (Montreal Gazette)

From the team at Comcast, a series of tweets followed by a lot of information that demonstrates just how amazing Zdeno Chara has been to this team, this city, and the Bruins organization. (CSNNE)

The folks at Bleacher Report take a look at the last eight teams left in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They look at their strengths and weaknesses, and put up the odds of them winning it all in June. (Bleacher Report)

Finally, the Boston Globe answers the question that lingers in the back of the minds of some Bruins fans. Why do the Canadiens spell their name with an ‘E’ near the end. You might already know the answer, but if you don’t check it out here. (Boston Globe)