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The Bruins pause to regroup before heading to Columbus

Columbus Blue Jackets v Boston Bruins - Game Two
There’s still plenty of hockey left in this series
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The Bruins and Blue Jackets are tied at one game apiece in their Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup heading into Game #3. Tune tomorrow on NBCSN at 7:30PM. Here’s to blissful quiet in Columbus for the next two games- NO CANNON.

  • Sunday was a quiet day for the Bruins after a late night on Saturday. But don’t call the Bruins tired- their conditioning will carry them through. Providence Journal
  • Although we’ve appreciated secondary scoring, one distressing trend is that key Bruins players gone quiet on the scoreboard. CBS Boston
  • Weren’t Tuukka Rask and Sergei Bobrovsky stellar in the first overtime period? (With video) NBC Sports
  • By the numbers, Danton Heinen has been effective at all but scoring this postseason. TSN
  • When it came to their opponent’s goals, the Bruins’ wounds were self-inflicted. HockeyBuzz
  • Boston’s game felt forced, and execution was AWOL. 985 The Sports Hub
  • Three observations from the game include a sigh of relief for the Bruins being able to emerge from that lamentable second period. Bruins Daily
  • Brad Marchand’s coach didn’t find the officiating poor, but Cassidy did question why his player is under the microscope during a series in which he has behaved himself. As for Cam Atkinson - Bruce has ya covered, son. Bonus: Grapes donned his best Bruins attire and spoke about Matt Grzelcyk, the Boston Bull Gang, and when he met Red Auerbach. (With video) WEEI
  • Of course Patrice Bergeron immediately stepped up and owned his late penalty. Boston Herald
  • Boston’s Power Play simply was not firing on all cylinders when it could have been a difference maker. WEEI
  • Bruce Cassidy and Blue Jackets assistant Brad Shaw have history. Their friendship is as old as Cooperalls! NHL
  • Yes, that was Aly Raisman serving as banner captain pregame. NHL
  • That was all, folks, for the Providence Bruins in Charlotte following a 4-1 loss that eliminated them from the Calder Cup playoffs. Ominously notable in this series were the futile 10 consecutive PBruin Power Plays- 5 in the final game alone. Stanly News

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In other Stanley Cup playoff series: (Keep track overall with this graphic. NHL) The surprising Hurricanes rallied from behind around their backup goalie Curtis McElhinney to beat the Islanders 2-1. The Canes are now up 2-0 in their series. NBCSports The Avalanche won 4-3 to split their series against the Sharks 1-1. CBS Denver The Stars evened their series up 1-1 against the Blues with a 4-2 win in St. Louis. State Journal-Register
  • You forgot one! How have all the playoff novices performed so far? The Hockey News
  • On “The Simpsons”, Lisa landed in Canada Windsor Star and required hospitalization. While recovering, an RCMP mountie offered her mixed news. @A-Kalnins
  • Hey, good sports- enjoy some “Officer Bobrovsky” humor, even if some is at the expense of Brad Marchand. BarDown
  • There are reasons why the Hockey Hall of Fame has not stepped up to buy CWHL trophies and memorabilia. The Ice Garden