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With all the injured players, how did the Bruins pull off a win?

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators
He’s a Brad, Brad, Brad man. (Brad Marchand)
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A rowdy crowd at the Canadian Tire Centre left disappointed, as the Bruins dropped the Senators 2-1 last night.

  • NEXT! An apparent knee injury to Colin Miller opens yet another slot for yet another defenseman. Remember Joe Morrow? Might Tommy Cross receive a call? Boston Globe
  • Your bullet points from the game include sticktaps for Tuukka Rask and Zdeno Chara. (With video) NESN
  • With no Bruins shots on goal logged in the second period, goals by Frank Vatrano and Brad Marchand were most welcome in the third. The Senators were stingy with openings. Rask was in playoff form, and Charles McAvoy was steady and effective in his debut. Boston Globe
  • Zero shots in a period of playoff hockey- if it sounds like a Bruins record to you, well, you’re close. Vice Sports
  • McAvoy logged big minutes alongside Chara- the pair led their team in time on ice. WEEI
  • McAvoy’s poised play also contributed to the effort that led to Marchand’s game-winning goal late in the third period, as demonstrated here. CBS Boston
  • David Krejci was a late scratch, which reunited David Pastrnak with Patrice Bergeron and Marchand and also sparked Sean Kuraly ’s playoff debut. WEEI
  • Drawing the Senators as their first round opponent was a stroke of luck for the Bruins- several key points favor the Black and Gold in this matchup. WEEI
  • As a boy who grew up in Quebec, one shared opinion linked Bergeron to the people of Boston forever. Here he looks back at his early years in Boston and marks his team’s return to the playoffs. Players Tribune