Bruins Come Back to Win First Game of Playoffs

Bruins sign BU's Charlie McAvoy with Torey Krug, Brandon Carlo hurt

Boston should have the edge.

Judging by Friday's 45-minute twirl at the Bell Sensplex, Methot looked a lot better skating beside captain Erik Karlsson than he did before the club's 2-1 loss in Game 1 Wednesday.

In 2016-17, the Senators had a negative goal differentail. Moreover, they won two of their three games against the Columbus Blue Jackets. To me, it was the only glaring and notable hole in Ottawa's opening game, and if that's the case, there's still some real opportunity to survive and advance.

Fleury was able to keep the door shut long enough for the Penguins to regroup between periods and come out flying in what would turn out to be a three-goal second period. Boston's power play was ranked No. 7 (21.7%) in the National Hockey League and their penalty kill was No. 1 (85.7%). "They continued to push and found a way, and we've got to get back on track and we will". Their Stanley Cup odds are actually tied for fifth with the Chicago Blackhawks. Though he denied that was the case, you can't help but think the Boston coaching staff follows the line combinations being tweeted out by reporters at practice so they'd be curious about what's happen.

"Depth is one thing, but quality depth is another and we feel that we've got quality depth now".

- Down David Krejci, who was a late scratch because of an upper-body injury, the Bruins went back to load-up mindset with David Pastrnak reunited with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron.

Don't sleep on the Boston Bruins! After Torey Krug (lower body) and Brandon Carlo (concussion) went down with injuries, McAvoy's signing of an entry-level contract with the B's on April 10 made it apparent that he'd soon see ice time on the professional level.

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The Bruins had said earlier in the day that Krejci and left winger Dominic Moore were both good to go against the Ottawa Senators after they had missed Wednesday's practice for what the team called "maintenance days".

"We've got a lot of different assets that are going to need to step up at different times". Join the Chowder and Champions team! The Bruins and Sens ranked among the NHL's most penalized teams this season, so the Sens would be wise to slow the game down and force Boston into an ugly street fight. Still, the prospects are bright for what the 19-year-old can do.

"It's always a concern coming into the lineup at this time of the year when you're a young guy, whether you've played or not", said Cassidy. By the way, Chara was the only player to log more ice time than McAvoy. McQuaid or Colin Miller could also be moved up to the first defensive pairing. "We can get him for Game 2 if we want to, but is it the right thing?"

"Those are the guys you want in your lineup - the guys who want the puck when the game is on the line", said Bruins interim coach Bruce Cassidy.

Down the stretch, Rask did what he had to do in order to get Boston into the playoffs. All have played 40 or more playoff games. His.936 mark sits behind only Braden Holtby (.939) and well above the likes of Carey Price (.916). "That's an element of his game that he does well and we needed it".

The night wasn't complete without a few more highlight-quality saves from Rask, though, as he finished with a point-blank stop with just seconds left in a 26-of-27 winning effort.

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