Patrice Bergeron was again absent from Bruins practice on Thursday as he continues to recover from a mild concussion suffered in the Game 4 series-clinching win last Friday against the Flyers. He has yet to do any on-ice or off-ice workouts. 

"All I can say is he keeps progressing on a daily basis," coach Claude Julien said of the 25-year-old center. "He hasn't been on the ice or done any of that stuff yet, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that thing will be clear and more optimistic as we move forward."

When it comes to the Bruins and special teams this postseason, everyone knows that the power play has been a huge lightning rod for criticism. With only one 5-on-4 goal through the team’s first 11 playoff games, it’s been easy to see the power play has been far from a specialty for the Bruins’ special teams. 



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NESN announced that it has reached a multiyear extension with Jack Edwards. Edwards has been the play-by-play man for the network's coverage of the Bruins since 2005.

“For the past six years, Jack has been an energetic and important part of NESN’s Bruins hockey coverage,” Sean McGrail, NESN President and CEO, said in the press release announcing the agreement. “We are very happy to extend his contract, and look forward to his passionate presence in the broadcast booth for years to come.”

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was at TD Garden Tuesday, and while he did not practice with his teammates, his mere presence is something the team is taking as a positive sign for the concussed the25-year-old.

"He's doing better," coach Claude Julien said. "He's here and he's doing better, so again, he's dealing with the concussion symptoms and everything else, the protocol of it. He's here today because he's feeling better. I think we're getting some positive feedback from him." 

The NHL announced Tuesday that the Bruins will host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday night at 8 p.m. at TD Garden. 

Game 2 will also be in Boston Tuesday night at 8 p.m. before the series shifts to St. Petersburg for Games 3 and 4. The Lightning will then host the Bruins Thursday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET and Saturday, May 21 at 1:30 p.m. ET at the St. Pete Times Forum.

The Bruins are four wins away from something big that just might make the city of Boston crazy.  

They are just four victories away from giving Toronto even more for Tomas Kaberle



WILMINGTON — Way back when Tyler Seguin was a hotshot OHL star coming off a disappointing playoff exit against the Taylor Hall-led Windsor Spitfires last May, he knew what was ahead of him. Or at least he could narrow it down. 



WILMINGTON -- Bruins center Chris Kelly skated in Patrice Bergeron's place on the second line Monday at Ristuccia Arena, centering a line with Brad Marchand and Mark Recchi. Kelly, who has seven points since Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, hopes to find success on the second line, but recognized after Monday's practice that he can't simply replace the concussed Bergeron. 

Hockey fans in Boston are growing restless. The beards are getting itchy. It has been nearly three days since hockey has been played in this town.