Morning Free Association: Playoffs Are Here!

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The Bruins wrapped up their season on Saturday at the Garden against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The game itself was not important, so we’re just going to ignore it.

What is important is that some Bruins players received awards! Jake Debrusk won the Eddie Shore Award for exceptional hustle and determination. Zdeno Chara won the John P. Bucyk Award for outstanding charitable contributions off the ice. Brad Marchand won two awards: The Elizabeth Dufresne Award for outstanding performance in home games and the First Star Award. Brad is just so excellent and that suit was awesome, too. David Pastrnak was awarded the Third Star Award and Patrice Bergeron the Second Star Award.

Tuukka Rask was honored with his family for becoming the all-time winningest Bruins goalie this season.

During yesterday’s game, several Bruins were rested including Bergeron, Marchand, and Brandon Carlo.

You know what that means! MY BOY IS GOING TO PLAY IN HIS FIRST PLAYOFFS!

And we didn’t even have to kidnap him and infect him with the flu.

Anton Blidh and Trent Frederic were called up to play on Saturday…

and sent back down on Sunday with Zach Senyshyn. Providence still has three games to go.

On Sunday, the Bruins released their playoff schedule:

  • Game 1: Thursday, April 11th 7pm (Home)
  • Game 2: Saturday, April 13th 8pm (Home)
  • Game 3: Monday, April 15th 7pm (Away)
  • Game 4: Wednesday, April 17th 7pm (Away)
  • Game 5: Friday, April 19th TBD (Home)
  • Game 6: Sunday, April 21st TBD (Away)
  • Game 7: Tuesday, April 23rd TBD (Home)

Don’t forget that we’ll have game threads! Make IW happy because he works hard on them!

Don’t forget to fill out your brackets! Bobby to Bergy and Bearly on Topic. Brackets are live and have to be completed by Wednesday at 7pm.

Playoffs are here!

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Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

US U-18 National Championship Game about to start!!!! There’s supposed to be a free link, but I can’t find it.

Quaider4ever
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Central Connecticut (South Kent Selects) vs North Jersey Avalanche!!!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I live in North Kent…

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I love that the first frame from the first Tuukka tweet has him kinda scowling.

Quaider4ever
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Hi Pals!
Great weekend!!! Lots of work on Jo’s house (almost sellable, now!!), plus some recreation!!! Surfing!!!!

Carlo in the playoffs makes me happy!
Carlo on the ice makes me smile! (to the tune of John Denver’s “Sunshine”)

I need the games to be more often!!! The waiting!!!!!!!?

A P Bruin playoff game, providing they make it, would be fun!!

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BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

Nice helmet!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

There are lots of errant pucks around the Deerfield river to watch out for!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

The waiting…

The London Bear
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The London Bear

It’s the hardest part!

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

Every day you see one more card

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

Good morning,

I slept like POOOOP last night, and because of it, I hit my deep sleep around 6:30 and I slept through my alarm. I was 30 minutes late for work. OH WELL.

I haven’t seen a Bruins game since the 6-3 Rangers game. School is about to take control of my life, but so will playoff hockey. Goodbye family and friends

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. I said an internal “fuck yeah!” when I got the text from Satan81 that Carlo was sitting for the last game. Kid deserves some playoff time. (Hopefully lots of playoff time and raising the Cup playoff time.)

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Oh and I found my favorite winter hat this weekend that I thought I’d lost. (Just in time for the end of winter.)