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Fresh Links: Torey Krug injured, a “Staffaround” goal in Bruins shootout loss to Senators

But a playoff berth is guaranteed, which is nice

Ottawa Senators v Boston Bruins
Drew Stafford’s “Staffaround” goal
Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

We gather one final time this regular season at 3:00 PM on Saturday at TD Garden as the Bruins host the Capitals, on NBC and NESN.

  • Last night’s vaunted potential first-round playoff matchup preview was dulled by the absence of Brad Marchand and Erik Karlsson. The game we saw lacked spark, and the Bruins lost in the shootout. WEEI
  • Frank Vatrano returned to action just in time to slot in for Brad Marchand . In a game that shifted from an energetic Bruins push to a slog through the neutral zone, he assisted on the Drew Stafford’s “Staffaround” goal. Boston Globe
  • Torey Krug was lost to injury. Marchand was lost to stupidity. Is a Charlie McAvoy callup in our future? Boston Herald Cam Neely advises us to hold our horses. MassLive
  • Don’t call him an offensive defensemen, at least not to his face. Krug spoke about the motivation he got from not being drafted, and why he chats with his dad postgame. Boston Globe
  • Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson is cleared for takeoff, his visa situation has been resolved. WEEI
  • Jack Edwards has been calling Bruins games since 2007. He addressed the homerism issue, his willingness to tackle social discourse on Twitter, and how he cut his teeth calling soccer.