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BOSTON –- The Bruins will close out the regular season against the Sabres on Saturday at the Garden, and they'll do it with a lineup pretty close to what they hope to roll out in the upcoming playoffs. Brian Rolston will get the day off, but otherwise, the forward lines will be intact. Jordan Caron will fill in on the third line in Rolston's spot. "We're going to sit Rollie out," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "He's played a lot of hockey for us since he's been here and played well, so I think a rest will do him good."...

Tyler Seguin Wins Friendly Contest with Brad Marchand for Team's Goal, Points Lead

BOSTON -- In the big picture, the points at stake in Saturday's clash with the Sabres didn't mean anything to the teams involved. The Bruins were locked into the No. 2 seed in the East, and Buffalo was locked out of the playoffs regardless of the result of the regular-season finale. But there was another competition that was still up for grabs. Bruins linemates Tyler Seguin...

Bruins Will Open Cup Defense Against Capitals But Are Focused More on Own Game Heading into Playoffs

BOSTON -- The Bruins knew they would be playing a team from the capital, they just didn't know the capital of which nation. It turns out they won't need their passports in the first round after all. After looking like a clash with the club from Canada's capital in Ottawa was going to be Boston's fate, the final day of the regular season produced a different result...

Julien: Chara deserves to win Norris Trophy again

While Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara secured the Norris Trophy in 2009, coach Claude Julien believes he has done enough this season to win it again. “There’s so much - and I know coaches preach for their players - but, to me, a Norris Trophy defenseman has to be a good all-around defenseman, and Zdeno’s plus/minus speaks for itself. He plays the top players on every team...

Bruins Don't Expect Sabres to Seek Revenge in Final Meeting of Season Between Rivals

BOSTON -- The Bruins play one final game with very little significance before what they hope will be many more with ever-growing importance. Boston closes out the regular season Saturday against Buffalo at the Garden. The game with have no impact on the standings with the Sabres eliminated from playoff contention after losing to Philadelphia on Thursday and the Bruins locked into...

Breaking Down Round One: Capitals vs. Bruins

As you know by now, the Washington Capitals have drawn the defending Stanley Cup Champions in the first round of this year’s playoffs.  It’s a very tough matchup for the Capitals, both because of their continued playoff demons and because of the quality of the team across the rink from them.  Read on for my take on this series, broken down piece by piece. Forwards: The Bruins...

Senators Throwing Wrench Into Playoff Plans by Opening Door to Avoid Playing Bruins (Video)

The Bruins' first-round playoff opponent won't be decided until Saturday night, when the Washington Capitals play the New York Rangers. If the Capitals win, they could leapfrog the Senators into the No. 7 spot in the conference, which would mean the long-assumed Boston-Ottawa matchup won't come to fruition. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is a little bummed out that Ottawa...

Playoff Predictions: (2) Boston Bruins Vs. (7) Washington Capitals

Next up, we’re taking on the 2-7 matchup in the Eastern Conference which would be the defending Stanley Cup champion, Boston Bruins, pitted against the under achieving Washington Capitals. Boston Bruins Path To The Playoffs: The defending Stanley Cup Champions had a rough start to this season. With only three wins in their first ten games, it looked [...]

And so it beings... Tim Thomas asked first White House question of series

In what may win the "Most Irrelevant Question of the Year" award, some dumbass reporter decided to ask Tim Thomas about him being MIA for the Bruins White House visit.  Tim Thomas was asked if he was concerned White House questions might kick up w/WASH as their opponent. He promptly shut down media session — Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) April 9, 2012 Tim...

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are set.

Who do you like to win Lord Stanley's Cup? I am taking the Boston Bruins to repeat as the Champs? What do you think? Who is your pick to win it all?

Sabres-Bruins Preview

The Boston Bruins are locked in as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. In their regular-season finale, they'll face a team that also already knows its fate. The Bruins will try to head into their Stanley Cup defense with some momentum when they welcome the eliminated Buffalo Sabres for Saturday's matinee. Boston (48-29-4) wrapped up its third Northeast Division title...

Bruins Live Blog: B's Close Out Regular Season With Showdown With Sabres at TD Garden

3:30 p.m. ET: The B's have had the No. 2 seed locked up, and fans in Boston have been getting ready for playoff hockey. But before the B's finally embark on what they hope will be another Stanley Cup run, they'll be playing host to the Buffalo Sabres in the regular season finale. While the game doesn't mean much for Boston, Tim Thomas will get the start in net as...
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