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But Tommy Cross made his playoff debut and earned a point, which is nice

Ottawa Senators v Boston Bruins - Game Three
Heads up, Tim Schaller, Anderson was doing some aggressive stickwork
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Nevermind. The Bruins get another crack at the Senators on Wednesday at 7:30 PM on NESN.

  • Inconceivable! First there was the comeback from a three goal deficit, then the “cheesy roughing penalty.” At least the demoralizing loss happened on an otherwise great day in Boston, where fans greeted new Bruin Charlie McAvoy with cheers. Boston Globe
  • Longtime Providence Bruin Tommy Cross slotted into a depleted blue line for the Bruins. Matt Beleskey was a healthy scratch, joining the cadre of injured defensemen in the press box. Herald News
  • Noel Acciari made his playoff debut and notched a goal. David Pastrnak also sniped his first playoff goal. David Backes also scored, and apparently still has some unfinished business with Dion Phaneuf. Providence Journal
  • Riley Nash graciously took the blame for leaving his team shorthanded in overtime. Boston Globe
  • Tuukka Rask was glad to see his team battle back after the first period. Unseasoned defensemen are playing better than expected under the circumstances. Boston Herald
  • Even “...a patently poor night of officiating” was not the only reason that the Bruins lost. CBS Boston Pierre McGuire was incredulous at the refs- oh, nice elbow to the head, there, Bobby Ryan. (With video) Puck Daddy
  • When they say the outcome of any series isn’t about the results of any given Game 3, the Bruins should know better based on their history. WEEI
  • McAvoy is earning as he is learning, and has been a boon for his team. ESPN
  • Anders Bjork has decided to maintain his amateur status for now. An eye on the IIHF World Championship next month and the 2018 Olympics may be why. Bonus- Anton Khudobin is still hampered by aftereffects of his recent illness. Boston Globe
  • Brad Marchand has got to know by now that all eyes are upon his every misstep. As frustrated as he is on the scoreboard, he needs to keep it clean. WEEI
  • The Bruins need to strategize a way to contain Erik Karlsson. Patrice Bergeron did not have his usual success at the faceoff circle. And as for the officiating, well... NESN