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Boston Bruins Receive A Gift From The Arizona Coyotes



Last Night The Arizona Coyotes Defeated The Tampa Bay

Lightning And Help Bruins Catch and Maybe Pass Them

As of last night, the Boston Bruins are now only 2 points back of the Lightning with 2 games in hand. This is all thanks to the Arizona Coyotes whole routed the ning last night 4-1. There is also good news surrounding some injured players and the possibility of a return.

All of us here in Boston extend a great thank you to the Arizona Coyotes for defeating Tampa last night. This was the message from the Coyotes after last nights win.

Now that the Bruins are only 2 points back with 2 in hand with Arizona to thank, their fate is in their own hands. The Bruins still have to play Tampa 2 more times before season end so this battle is going to the end. The reason this is important is it means playing New Jersey or Florida as opposed to Toronto.

The way the playoffs would work if they started today is Tampa would play Jersey/Florida. Washington plays Philly. Boston plays Toronto. This again is if the playoffs started today. Now if the Bruins take 1st from Tampa they would play Jersey/Florida and Tampa would play Toronto.

Boston would get the “worse” of the wild card teams because they will have more point than Washington

Guys Close To Return

With that said the Bruins have been getting some great news as both Charlie McAvoy and Zdeno Chara and Jake DeBrusk have been seen on the ice. David Backes is said to be not far off. The bad news is there is no timetable on Rick Nash. Also, I do not remember who tweeted it but I saw a headline that said “Rick Nash may have played last game in Boston” Here is Cassidy when asked about the three.

“I do believe Zee, Charlie and DeBrusk will join us,” Cassidy said. “I can only speculate is it this weekend? Thursday is maybe. But probably by the weekend we hope.”

Even with a couple guys back the B’s have a very tough schedule ahead of them. Of the eight games, the team has left 7 of them are in playoff contention with Florida being on the bubble. This means no taking it easy for this team if they want first. We saw that they definitely do with last game against Minnesota.

Up Next

Tonight The Bruins will take on the Winnipeg Jets, a team that has just clinched a playoff birth. Do not look for them to take it easy though. The game is tonight at 8 and will be broadcast on NESN.


Justin is a Computer Networking student at Wentworth Institute of Technology and joined the Trifecta Network as an Editor in February of 2016 and is a guest on Down to the WIRE Sports Talk.

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Boston Bruins Have So Much Grit It Hurts



How about this Boston Bruins team?

Who would have thought to start the season that they would be in first place in the Atlantic late in March?

Not this writer.

Thursday nights win over the Tampa Bay Lightening showcased a team that isn’t willing to quit or give-up no matter the circumstances which is certainly a departure of no-shows which were the norm only a few seasons ago.

This season Boston has shown an immense level of grit and determination that makes Thursday’s win over Tampa part of the norm.

I think it was typical. We were competitive, very competitive. Lot of urgency in the first period, got ourselves into a bit of trouble in the second, so we lost some of that. That’s where they picked it up. I don’t know if that describes it accurately, but I just thought we were a determined group, in the third, to play the right way. I don’t think we gave up much five on five. That’s the way it played out.- Bruce Cassidy

Taking down Tampa was huge for Boston in the standings column with the B’s passing the Lightening and grabbing the top spot in the division.

Well, we had our own goals internally. We knew we had a good hockey club the way we finished last year, if we got healthy. We’re adding some young guys; there’s uncertainty there. Would we have said we’d be the number one seed? No, probably not, but we certainly thought we were playoff-caliber team, and where we went from there throughout the year would depend on the growth of some of these younger players. The healthier team, we were able to survive that. What’s it mean now? It’s a nice honor to be in first place, but it could change Saturday. For us, I think we haven’t talked about the standings much this year, and we won’t going forward. When the 82 games are over, we’ll see where we are, who we got, and we’ll go from there. And, I’m not trying to be disrespectful to that either, because it is an accomplishment, but we still have games to go, so we’ll enjoy it for a day or however long we’re there, and hopefully longer.-Cassidy

What was most impressive in their win over Tampa was the willingness to put one own body on the line for the betterment of the team. Tuukka Rask was one prime example of that. Rask has had sort of a tough season overall being bounced in and out of the lineup but seeing some fire out of the netminder lighted a fire under Boston.

Well, I do. I do. It’s not something you want every night because I don’t – it doesn’t happen every night, for obvious reasons, but yeah you want to see some fire, some urgency. He’s defending his territory without being reckless, I didn’t think. He just did what he had to do in that situation, calmed down and played.-Cassidy

As for why Rask threw a few punches, well let us let him describe that one.

In the first period someone fell on my knee there, there was no penalty called – there was a penalty called actually – and that one it felt like to me that I don’t think our own D’s were jumping on me, I felt like they were pushing or something so I just had to let them know I was there because it happened twice. So I jumped in there and threw a couple punches and that was it.- Rask

Another player who laid it all on the line against Tampa was Noel Acciari who is no stranger to putting the team before himself.

He does it every night. Every night. Every game I’ve coached this kid, probably from Providence on. I mean, I’ve seen him block a shot with his face, a one-timer, and it broke his jaw. I think it was in Lehigh Valley. It’s the way he plays, and it wasn’t like he threw it in front of him, but he put himself in harm’s way. It’s what Noel does, and it’s why his teammates love him. -Cassidy

As for the playoffs, Boston is close to ready but needs to iron a few more things out before the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin.

I feel we’re very close, simply because of the road trips we just had. I think – I’ll go the recent past – the Winnipeg was a hard game. Two good teams going at it, not a lot of history of – we talked about that this morning – a rivalry, but it was a good hockey game. Dallas was hard; St. Louis, they played us hard, and I think there’s a lot of nights our guys say, bring it on. We’re comfortable in those games. Even without some of our guys, like Backes wasn’t on that trip, and Zee, and heavier guys. But, we’re okay with it. I think that’s what makes us good is we can – we saw it here at home in that stretch. We scored goals to win games, and now we’re kind of – it’s the game in front of you. I think we’re comfortable playing it. It bodes well. Again, I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but I like the way the team responds in all types of games.-Cassidy

The regular season for the Boston Bruins ends on April 8th.

With playoff hockey on the horizon, plenty of crazy things can and will happen. But what isn’t crazy is the Boston Bruins winning the Stanley’s Cup.

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Boston Bruins Announce Signing Of Wiley Sherman



The Boston Bruins are on a roll right now with multiple of their prospects to contracts.

This time around it was former Harvard Crimson defenseman Wiley Sherman who has signed a two-year entry-level contract with the team starting in 2018-19. Sherman will be joining the AHL Providence Bruins on an ATO for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.

The 22-year-old is 6-foot-7 and appeared in 33 games as a senior for the Crimson. He tallied three goals and four assists for seven points. In his junior season for Harvard, he helped the team win an ECAC title along with establishing a career-high 13 assists in 36 games. His goal high came in his sophomore season when he tallied four goals along with six assists in 31 games played.

At Harvard, he played alongside newly signed Bruins forward Ryan Donato for the entirety of his time in college.

Prior to attending Harvard Sherman played four years of high school hockey at the Hotchkiss School located in Salisbury, Connecticut where he tallied 11 goals and 27 assists in 99 career games. Hotchkiss has pumped out NHL talent in the past with the most recent players being Torrey Mitchell and Luke Glendening.

The Greenwich, Connecticut native was originally selected by the Bruins in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Sherman’s height is very interesting with the d-man just two inches shy of current Bruins captain Zdeno Chara. So yeah this is a big guy.

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