Found April 25, 2013 on NESN.com:
8 a.m. ET: Perhaps the best news for the Bruins heading into Thursday’s game with the Tampa Bay Lightning is that there is no snow in the forecast. Thursday’s game was originally scheduled for Feb. 9, but a snowstorm of historic proportions pounded Boston and forced a postponement. Now it’s part of what’s been a jam-packed schedule for the Bruins all the way up into the final week of the season. Thursday’s game will mark the second of the week for the Bruins, a week in which they will play four games in six days, including back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday. At the very least, it might give the Bruins a chance to straighten things out. The B’s have are playing their worst hockey at the worst time of the season right now, and it isn’t inspiring much faith among Bruins fans. Fatigue is no doubt playing a role, but Boston coach Claude Julien finally cut that down as an excuse following an embarrassing 5-2 loss Tuesday in Philadelphia. “Let’s stay away from excuses because it’s n...
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