BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins do not feel that they necessarily need to send a message. They do not feel that they need to prove their worth. Not against the Toronto Maple Leafs, even though they are not only one of the best teams in the NHL, and the team ahead of the Bruins in the Atlantic Division, they are their most likely opponent in the Eastern Conference First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. --Patrice Bergeron had just finished a lengthy explanation of the late second-period sequence that led from one end of the rink to the other, from a backcheck breakup of a shorthanded bid by the Chicago Blackhawks to a game-tying power-play goal by Bergeron at the other end, when Tuukka Rask leaned down into his mic.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The idea sprouted on Halloween, when a group of the younger players on the Boston Bruins showed up in coordinated outfits, inspired by the BBC series "Peaky Blinders." It snowballed from there, with defenseman Torey Krug enlisting a tailor and the entire Bruins team ordering suits for the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- When the Boston Bruins walk out onto the ice at Notre Dame Stadium for the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday (1 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVAS), the names on the backs of their jerseys will make sense, will be the right ones.
BOSTON -- Charlie McAvoy has been ruled out and forward Brad Marchand has been deemed unlikely for the Boston Bruins game against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday at KeyBank Center (7 p.m. ET; MSG-B, NESN, NHL.TV).