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Is it time to book those tee times and beach vacations?

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins
Are beaches and golf in the Bruins’ immediate future?
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The Senators host the Bruins at 7:30 PM on NESN. It’s winning time, boys.

  • The Bruins aren't going to win a game without scoring goals, and those goals will be the result of second and maybe third attempts on initially missed shots. Boston Globe
  • SHOOT! With little left to lose, tonight’s visiting team needs to come out blazing- even missed shots can turn into useful rebounds, although the home team feverishly blocks shots on goal. Patriot Ledger
  • On a similar note, even the Bruins’ power play has gone limp. Providence Journal
  • Bruce Cassidy is juggling lines looking to spark some offense. Boston Herald
  • We all thought defense was going to be the problem this series after all the injuries and battlefield promotions. No, it turns out that an offense gone stone cold is the real issue. WEEI
  • The hero of the series? The Senators’ Erik Karlsson. Boston Globe
  • And don’t forget the notable emergence of new guy Charlie McAvoy, who has only been faulted with one giveaway in the series. The Score
  • Every game is the only game going forward. Bruins Daily
  • Meanwhile, in Providence tonight, the PBruins face their own nemesis, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. Providence Journal

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Help Wanted: General Manager and Coach. Might the Sabres tap Pierre McGuire for GM? Here’s a listing of some likely candidates. Buffalo News
  • Former Bruin Dennis Wideman and the Calgary Flames are now the defendants in a lawsuit filed by the NHL referee seriously injured in an incident last year that cost Wideman a record setting 20 game suspension. TSN
  • Malcolm Subban’s little nephews were so excited to see their uncle P.K. and the Predators advance in the playoffs! BarDown