Playoff Game Day Thread: Game 1, Bruins at Senators

And so it begins…

Tonight the Bruins experience playoff game action for the first time in three seasons, this time in the Canadian capital of Ottawa.

Bruins defensemen Torey Krug and Brandon Carlo along with forward Noel Acciari have all been ruled out for Game 1; Carlo and Krug did not travel with the team to Ottawa. According to interim head coach Bruce Cassidy, Dominic Moore and David Krejci had maintenance days yesterday and are expected to suit up and play in this first game of the series. Jimmy Hayes, Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, and Joe Morrow are all scratches.

The start of the Charlie McAvoy era is at hand. This is not a drill. Cassidy had some thoughts on him and the nature of the game.

On the back end, Charlie McAvoy is expected to make his NHL debut. He’ll start the game paired with Kevan Miller.

“Every kid goes through it, their first game,” said Cassidy. “But he’s the type of kid who’s got some of that built-in composure, and hopefully that comes through for him tonight.”

“But at the end of the day, once the puck drops, it’s hockey,” said Cassidy. “That’s what we’ll tell him: you’ve got to play to your strengths and understand that you’ll be playing against men, so they’ll be much harder on the puck, but he’s has the luxury of playing some games down in Providence. It’s not the National Hockey League, but they’re older players, it’s older than college, so he has that under his belt.”

“And then Charlie’s a special talent. He’s a guy that has rose up to those big moments, so he’s probably less bothered by the spotlight than others, so again, we’ll find out soon enough.”

Brad is back and ready to get down…

to business.

Longtime linemate Patrice Bergeron had a lot to say about Brad and how it feels to be back in the playoffs. Hint: it feels right.

Anyway, I’ll end with a helpful hint: BEAT THE TRAP!

LINES

BRUINS FORWARDS

Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – David Backes
Drew Stafford – David Krejci – David Pastrnak
Matt Beleskey – Ryan Spooner – Frank Vatrano
Tim Schaller – Dominic Moore – Riley Nash

BRUINS DEFENSE

Zdeno Chara – Adam McQuaid
Kevan Miller – Charlie McAvoy
John-Michael Liles – Colin Miller

BRUINS GOALTENDERS

Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin


SENATORS FORWARDS

Mike Hoffman – Jean-Gabriel Pageau – Mark Stone
Clarke MacArthur – Kyle Turris – Bobby Ryan
Alexandre Burrows – Derrick Brassard – Viktor Stalberg
Tom Pyatt – Zack Smith – Tommy Wingels

SENATORS DEFENSE

Marc Methot – Erik Karlsson
Dion Phaneuf – Cody Ceci
Mark Borowiecki – Chris Wideman

SENATORS GOALTENDERS

Craig Anderson
Mike Condon

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Muffinman3
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Muffinman3

Habs are losing!

phonymahoney
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Woooo
(But I want them next round!)

DrHandgrenaid
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Habs Delenda Est!

Satan81
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I want them gone.

Muffinman3
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Muffinman3

LOL It was Tanner fucking Glass too!

DrHandgrenaid
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Well, time to fold the team and scratch their records off the Cup, they gave up a goal to Tanner Glass in the playoffs.

The London Bear
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Former Banska Bystrica forward Tanner Glass with the goal!

Do you prefer we play Habs next or that they lose in first round?

Muffinman3
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Muffinman3

Phoney says she wants it. I kinda just want them to be swept right now. Maybe they freak out and do something stupid after winning the division and getting swept. So thats my hope, it would be an enjoyable summer to hear Quebec keep suffering on it

The London Bear
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I agree. Would be nice to play them but if they’re already gone… even better!

Muffinman3
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Muffinman3

Anytime they lose is good for me. Every habs loss is like a sunny day, shame to waste it

Muffinman3
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Muffinman3

Holy crap! Most fun I’ve had in one period all year! Some many chances and some many great saves! McAvoy is looking good

Satan81
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That was a much, much more free-wheeling period than I expected.

The London Bear
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That was quick!

Satan81
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Yeah, fast action, few whistles.

DrHandgrenaid
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eeeeeeekkkkkkkkk

Muffinman3
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Muffinman3

Christ, dont give me a heart attack you guys. Two breakaways? Jeez

Satan 81's Sister
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HOLY MY GOD MY HEART

phonymahoney
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PLAYOFF HOCKEY IS THE BEST

Muffinman3
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Muffinman3

I forgot how much my pulse elevates! And another penalty!

phonymahoney
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Ahhhhh Crazy Eights almost!
TUUUUUKK

Muffinman3
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Muffinman3

He has lost an edge and whiffed twice. Poor guy is having some bad luck or trying to hard in his first post season game

Muffinman3
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Muffinman3

I love Nash and Moore.

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