Morning Free Association 3/7/16

Hi, I’m Lee Stempniak!

Good morning, everyone!

The Bruins’ playoff chances presently stand at 95.2%, going up half a tick due to Detroit’s loss to the Blackhawks last night.

Frank Vatrano continues to light up the AHL, scoring his third hat trick of the season last night, with all goals coming unassisted. I get the impression the Bruins will keep him in Providence until the Calder Cup playoffs are over, but one can’t help but want to get a look at him with the big kids.

The B’s are on the road tonight against the Rage Cats. Here’s hoping our road record trumps our record against playoff-bound teams.

What’s on tap?

Capitals @ Bruins Period 1 Game Thread

 Happy 98th birthday to Milt Schmidt!

Be sure to check out Satan81’s ode to Milt:

Happy Birthday, Milt Schmidt!

As for the task at hand:

Tonight the Bruins take on the (gulp) Washington Capitals. The Caps are on pace to end the season with 589 points while the Bruins are showing a glimmer of hope that they A) like playing at home and B) can compete against playoff teams.

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