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The Bruins are set to play their final four regular season games

Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers
Anton Khudobin, in the City of Brotherly Shove
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The weary Bruins got busy near the end of regulation yesterday afternoon, but only managed one loser point against the Flyers in Philadelphia. At 7:30 tommorow night in Tampa Bay, the Bruins and Bolt are at it again on NESN and NBCSN.

  • Were you hunting eggs yesterday, and maybe missed the game? Here are the highlights. Hint- BERGERON! BERGERON! BERGERON! (Video, 8:47) Bruins NHL
  • No time? No problem! The Bruins were tired, but were not out of the game as the clock ticked down. Focus on getting the next goal carried them into overtime. Boston Globe
  • Boston salvaged a point, Zdeno Chara returned to action, and Patrice Bergeron hit the 30 goal mark for the season- not a terrible outcome. WEEI
  • How awful for poor Brandon Carlo to be injured now. Will they just call Riley Nash “Stitch” to keep him and Rick Nash straight? The good news is hope for the return of the latter, along with a projection for Charlie McAvoy. Washington Post
  • Reportedly, Carlo suffered a broken left fibula. Boston Sports Journal
  • Guess who who stepped up for his team in an injury-plagued month of March? NHL Second Star of the Month Brad Marchand. NHL Bruins
  • Marchand has now been fined for his cross-check on Andrew MacDonald. @NHLPlayerSafety
  • Monday’s long read- with the Bruins in the postseason, Mick Colageo ponders how winning half the regular season games does not guarantee a playoff berth, and digs deep into Bruins history to review the seven times the Bruins were reinvented. South Coast Today
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, the PBruins have responded to their injury situation by turning to youngsters, including Joona Koppanen. The Hockey Writers The PBruins were blanked by the division-leading Phantoms on Friday, Providence Journal but bested the Penguins 3-1 on Saturday. Providence Journal
  • 1-1-2. Boston leads Tampa Bay by two, and the Maple Leafs by nine. Only the Predators top the Bruins in points overall in the NHL, by three. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Bolts lost more than just a game to the Predators last night- Steven Stamkos was injured. Will things ever go right for him? This summary of Sunday’s NHL action notes other injuries as well. Portland Press Herald
  • Meanwhile, the last few games of the regular season leave the Leafs’ Mike Babcock saddled with some strategic decisions to make. Sportsnet
  • The NHL wanted more goals? Voila! Tightening rules enforecement has allowed budding young starts to excel, and produce. Bonus- here’s a modest proposal- put in place opponent-specific suspensions for miscreants. New York Post
  • Enjoy Don Cherry’s festive Easter suit, then skip to his praise of Adam McQuaid, David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and the Bruins at the 3:46 mark. He offers his simple key to the Pens’ and Bolts’ postseason success, at the 5:56 mark. And a note to the Soo Greyhounds at 6:32, karma bites hot dogs in the butt. (Video, 8:04) Sportsnet