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Off-Day Notebook: Bouncing Back on Offense

Bruins stay off the ice; Cassidy provides update on Grzelcyk

by Michael Tolvo @NHLBruins / - In a game that saw them outshoot their opponents, 42-30, the Bruins fell to the opportunistic Maple Leafs on Monday night, 4-2 in Game 3 of their first-round series. While Games 1 and 2 of the series saw the Bruins find the back of the net seemingly at will, Game 3 provided an entirely new challenge. From hitting posts to spectacular saves, Boston seemed to be on the wrong end of things for the duration of the contest.

"We've obviously seen some pucks go in the net for us," defenseman Torey Krug said in reference to the Bruins' 12 combined goals in the first two games of the series. "This whole season we've been confident in scoring goals. It's one game. We've got to move on to the next one, get ready to go and make sure that we are capitalizing on those chances when we do get them. I don' think it's a frustrated group at all."

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Short Shifts

Budaj's son declares Kucherov as his favorite Lightning player

Goalie's kid chooses Tampa Bay forward before quickly adding dad @NHL

Peter Budaj Jr. may love his dad, but his favorite Tampa Bay Lightning player is Nikita Kucherov.

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Gaborik has herniated disk surgery for Senators

Forward expected to be ready for start of 2018-19 season @NHL

Marian Gaborik of the Ottawa Senators had surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back Thursday.

Gaborik, who has missed the past seven games, is expected to resume training in approximately eight weeks.

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Chara contract makes perfect sense for him, Bruins

Captain, 41, is unique fit in Boston

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / Staff Writer

BOSTON -- There is a risk in just about every free agent signing, in every contract extension and new deal. Will the player perform up to expectations? Will his play be commensurate with his salary? Will he still be the same player in three years or five years or eight years?

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Chara signs one-year contract with Bruins

Defenseman, 41, could have been unrestricted free agent July 1

by Matt Kalman / Correspondent

BOSTON -- Zdeno Chara signed a $5 million contract for next season with the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.

The 41-year-old defenseman, who is the Bruins captain, could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He can earn $1.75 million in incentives.

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game recap

Panthers score seven against Senators, closer to wild card

Move one point from playoff position in Eastern Conference

by Callum Fraser / Correspondent

OTTAWA -- The Florida Panthers moved one point from an Eastern Conference wild card with a 7-2 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre.

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Shorthanded Bruins Again Look to Next Man Up

Chara, DeBrusk both out against Florida, Krug a game-time decision

by Michael Tolvo @NHLBruins /

SUNRISE - While the Bruins notched another win on Tuesday in Carolina, it came at a cost, as they suffered a few more injuries to key players.

Zdeno Chara, Jake DeBrusk and Torey Krug all left Tuesday's game and did not return. While Torey Krug will potentially play Thursday against the Florida Panthers, DeBrusk and Chara will not.

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Marchand Extends Game-Winning Goals Streak to Three

Notches winner with 22 seconds left against the Flyers

by Michael Tolvo @NHLBruins /

BOSTON - Patrice Bergeron, David Backes and Charlie McAvoy have accounted for over one-fifth of all Bruins goals this year.

With all three out of the lineup on Thursday, Brad Marchand was happy to pick up the slack.

For the third consecutive game, the dynamic winger has provided the late-game heroics. Against the Montreal Canadiens on Mar. 3, he scored the OT-winner in a thrilling 2-1 victory. Two day's later, the 5-foot-9 All-Star was the difference against the Detroit Red Wings, when he roofed a backhander in the extra period to seal the two points.

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Notes: Tatar returns and the Wings are eager to face him

Red Wings expect former teammate to be chirping away on the ice

by Dana Wakiji and Art Regner @Dwakiji and @ArthurJRegner /

DETROIT- It will be a strange homecoming for Tomas Tatar when he skates onto the Little Caesars Arena ice Thursday night as a member of the Vegas Golden Knights.

Tatar was acquired by Vegas with minutes left at the trade deadline on February 26 for three high draft picks, including a first-round pick at this year's draft in Dallas.

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Notes: Wings offer new dad DeKeyser some advice

Bertuzzi and Frk welcome new opportunities with Tatar now in Vegas

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- Life is about to get more hectic but a whole lot sweeter for Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser and his wife, Melissa.

"We got back late from the Rangers game there on Sunday night, I went straight to the hospital that night," DeKeyser said. "I met my wife there and ultimately she gave birth Monday night around 10:30 to a baby girl, McKinley Ann. They're both doing well."

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