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Back on the Blueline

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON -- After sitting out against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night, Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid made his return to the ice on Tuesday night against the Ottawa Senators.

“It felt good obviously, you never want to be out of the lineup. Of course it was a big win and it was a lot of fun and so it was nice to be a part of it,” McQuaid said.

The B’s blueliner was sidelined in Pittsburgh due to an undisclosed injury for just a single game, but returned with 15:05 of ice time against Ottawa with his physical style of play still intact. 

“You know it’s part of my game," said McQuaid. "It’s something I have to bring and you know if I’m not playing that way then I’m not going to be effective."

McQuaid will look to continue that hard-nosed play when the B’s go up against the very physical Philadelphia Flyers in TD Garden tonight.

The Flyers are on a four-game winning streak coming in to tonight’s contest and sit on top of the Eastern Conference with 59 points. 

“They’re a hot team right now and you know they have a lot of depth," said McQuaid. "They can be physical, they have finesse and… they’re gonna come hard on the forecheck.

"We've got to be ready for it and just try and match their work ethic and hopefully we’ll come out on top." 

The Bruins will be playing game two of a four game home stand tonight and look to gain some points and continue their own climb up the Eastern Conference standings.

“I mean it’s nice to be home for a bit here, you know? We want to take advantage of it,” McQuaid said. "Obviously you know we have great fans here and they’re always supporting us, so we want to put a good product on the ice.

"But the main thing here is that we want to keep climbing up the standings and that’s got to be our mindset.”

---Hannah Becker
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