The Boston Bruins are finally back in the Playoffs! After two long years of coming up short. The Bruins clinched a playoff berth last week when they beat the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Black and Gold will be lacing up their skates against the Ottawa Senators in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Unfortunately, during the regular season. The Bruins went 0-4 against the Sens and were only able to take one point from them during a shootout. The Bruins look to change their luck. But, it comes at a time where the defensive corps is beat up. Defenseman Torey Krug looks to be out for at least the first round of the playoffs. He has been classified with a “lower body injury” and was seen on crutches. Which means he’s most likely out for the entirety of the playoffs.
Fellow defenseman Brandon Carlo has been classified with an “upper body injury” and is unlikely to play in the first game of the series. With the defense in disarray. The Boston Bruins look to get some magic out of Charlie Mc Avoy, from Boston University. He’s been signed to a three year entry level contract after he played just four games with the Providence Bruins in Rhode Island. He will most likely be paired either with Veteran defenseman Zdeno Chara or John-Michael Liles.
The Bruins hope that he can make an impact immediately and give the team depth on the blue line. Look for the B’s to struggle against the Senators during this series and the 1-3-1 Trap that Guy Boucher utilizes through the neutral zone. But, in the end. The Bruins should come out victorious and renew their storied rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens in the second round. Regardless of what happens. It’s refreshing to see the Bruins back in the playoffs.
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