A trio of young defensemen filled in nicely for the Boston Bruins in their Game 1 win over the New York Rangers on Thursday night , but there is a possibility one of them could be back on the bench - or in Providence - for Sunday's Game 2. Bruins head coach Claude Julien said it was too early to tell if any of his three injured veteran blue-liners ... (more)
The motto stuck with Andrew Ference after befriending Staff Sergeant Lucas Carr and a group of Army Rangers in 2007.
For the Bruins, it was a defining moment. For the Maple Leafs, it was a shocking step into a playoff abyss that one day will go down as a learning experience.
Whether or not the news changes tomorrow night remains to be seen, but the Bruins held their one and only practice in preparation for their second-round matchup against the New York Rangers and they were missing the three regular defensemen who were banged up in the Toronto series - Dennis Seidenberg , Andrew Ference and Wade Redden .
With Andrew Ference and Wade Redden out, the Bruins defense was already hurting when coach Claude Julien inserted the two rookies into his Game7 lineup Monday against Toronto.
Boston was down 4-1 after Nazem Kadri scored 5:29 into the third period, but the Bruins scored three unanswered goals and tied the game on Patrice Bergeron's marker with 50.2 seconds left in regulation.
You will fail to tell the story, to capture the moment, to even come close to describing what took place in Boston on Monday night.
Given the uncertain state of affairs on the Bruins blueline with injuries to Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference and Wade Redden, Adam McQuaid looms rather large at this point.
It's not clear if injured Bruins defensemen Dennis Seidenberg , Andrew Ference or Wade Redden will be able to play Game 1 of Boston's second-round series on Thursday versus the Rangers at TD Garden.
Boston will debut a citywide advertising campaign this week that uses prominent landmarks and local athletes to encourage residents and businesses to adopt more environmentally sustainable habits, like driving less and recycling more.
They'll take a series to seven, put up two losses in a row, have to overnight it in hostile territory, go down by three goals, make the fans start thinking about getting on the train early, cause other fans to start thinking this is the end of everything this season and it's going to end so ignominiously-and then.
Patrice Bergeron tied it with 51 seconds left in regulation then scored the game-winner 6:05 into overtime on Monday night to give Boston a 5-4 victory over the Maple Leafs in Game 7 as the Bruins turned back Toronto's comeback with a rally of their own.
Toronto Maple Leafs left wing James van Riemsdyk celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Boston, Wednesday, May 1, 2013.