BOSTON - NOVEMBER 05: Paul Mara #22 of the Montreal Canadiens knocks the puck away from Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins on November 5, 2009 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
10:57 a.m.: Brad Marchand was spotted with Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin at morning skate. Milan Lucic was skating with Shawn Thornton and Rich Peverley. Check out the rest of the lines here. –JB
10 a.m. ET: We’ll never forget, but we do have to try and move on at some point. The City of Boston will continue to try and do that Wednesday night when professional sports return to The Hub for the first time since Monday’s attacks at the Boston Marathon.
The Bruins rightfully postponed Monday night’s scheduled tilt with the Ottawa Senators, but they’ll get back to work Wednesday night when Buffalo comes to town. The Bruins to a man spoke about the impact Monday’s horrific events had on them, but the club also talked about how they know they can play a role in the healing process.
“We have to go out there and do our jobs,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said after practice Tuesday. “You want to show people you are proud to represent this city.”
Wednesday night’s game won’t undo what happened Monday, but hopefully for a few hours at least, it offers some sort of temporary refuge for Boston sports fans. With that being said, there is still plenty at stake for the B’s once they hit the ice.
The B’s are still hoping to clinch a playoff spot, and they can do that with just one point Wednesday night. Luckily for the Bruins, they’re starting to get healthy as the regular season winds down. There’s a good chance Patrice Bergeron will be back in the lineup Wednesday for the B’s. All the club was waiting for Monday before clearing the center was the final go-ahead from the team doctors.
Puck drop from what’s expected to be an emotional, heavy-hearted and likely very loud TD Garden is set for 7:30 p.m.