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Bruins overcome injuries to clinch third straight playoff berth

Resurgence of Rask, 19-game point streak among reasons why Boston second into postseason from East

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- There were times this season when qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs seemed a dicey proposition for the Boston Bruins. 

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Pastrnak could return for Bruins against Islanders

Forward, who has missed past 16 games following thumb surgery, is game-time decision

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- David Pastrnak, who practiced with the Boston Bruins on Monday for the first time since injuring his left thumb after a team sponsorship dinner on Feb. 10, is a game-time decision against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; SNE, SNO, MSG+, NESN, NHL.TV).

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Chara has no plans to retire, eyes second Stanley Cup title with Bruins

Veteran defenseman stays hungry at 42

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- It was last year, last spring or summer, that Zdeno Chara reached out to Nicklas Lidstrom. 

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Gender Equality Month

Parker to make Bruins history as first woman PA announcer

Veteran Boston TV host will fill in against Blue Jackets

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- When the first announcement comes over the PA at TD Garden on Saturday, it might sound a little different than usual. That's because it will be veteran Boston TV host and reporter Jayme Parker's voice booming over the public address system -- and because she's a woman.

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Senators learning difficult lessons while preparing for future

Final games this season are 'building blocks for next year'

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- The tug-of-war is between the present and the future, between playing the 13 games remaining in the 2018-2019 schedule for the Ottawa Senators and building for what comes next. 

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NHL officials of future sought by roving evaluators

League managers who are part scout, part coach work with hopefuls in minor leagues

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The four officials slumped on folding chairs in a cinderblock room. Exhaustion was on their faces as they stripped off their gear, sweat having pooled on their skin. On a table sat protein bars and other necessities: towels and Arrid Extra Extra Dry deodorant.

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Williams front and center for resurging Hurricanes

37-year-old captain big reason Carolina may end long playoff drought

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- It was deep into the night, maybe 4 a.m. by his recall, when the phone of Carolina Hurricanes forward Justin Williams rang. It was his former teammates on the Washington Capitals, raging through the night in Las Vegas, having just won the Stanley Cup. Their faces popped up on his screen, the FaceTime showing their joy and exhilaration at the ultimate goal, accomplished.

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Bruins brace for 'clash of the titans' against Lightning

Can extend point streak to 15 games when they face NHL-leading Tampa Bay

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- The gulf is almost unimaginably wide at this point in the season. Nineteen points separate the Tampa Bay Lightning (102 points) and the Boston Bruins (83), even though they are No. 1 and No. 3 in the NHL standings.

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Nyquist receives helping hand from Karlsson after trade to Sharks

Forward, who spent eight seasons with Red Wings, excited to join All-Star defenseman, new team

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- There was no "Nyquist" sign, but still Gustav Nyquist appreciated the effort. When he arrived at the airport off a flight from Detroit on Monday evening, there was San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson waiting to pick him up, a gesture of welcome from a new teammate who knows what it's like to be traded from the only NHL home you've ever known.

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Karlsson expects to play for Sharks against Bruins

Defenseman missed one game after re-aggravating groin injury

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Erik Karlsson expects to play for the San Jose Sharks against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; SNE, SNO, SNP, NESN, NBCSCA, NHL.TV).

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