In hour 2 of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe are joined by Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy fame to discus the Bruins, Boychuk and more. The guys also get into the possible return of Krejci and how the lines will shake up.

[0:14:03] ... matching penalties. In overtime we got to see three on three which Claude Julien wants because he wants anything that in put off. A shoot out. It was. Awesome the Bruins just put their three fastest ...
[0:16:34] ... to technologies everything else and and so it's our turn today mean. Brad May from the which says. And and B singer who got to occupy our comments on your local writer here covers Texas start. ...
[0:19:02] ... Karl Soderbergh. Doing some. Some liners and set the scoring goals. As Claude Julien said yesterday too or asks the pole for the Bruins got his third. Shut out of the season. Is there any doubt ...
[0:25:40] ... and true in this world and one of them is. That when Zdeno Chara Patrice Bergeron on our on the ice the only team that scores is the Bruins like almost literally. You go back to lock notes. That is that a million times I come up with that I think Tyler county. The genius. Staten Island Twitter. Showed it to me in the lockout shortened season. Thomas vanic scored the only goal. That Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara gave up together five on five that's insane 48 games they allowed one goal this year. Bergeron and Chara. I don't have ...






DJ and Joe kick off Sunday Skate discussing how the Bruins have been able to gain some steam in the last week and are now playing much better as a team. They discuss Rask's play in net, how the B's match up with Montreal, Spooner's role, if Gregory Campbell should remain on the 4th line and more.

[0:02:31] ... live I've been saying this whole time. You can say in the Gregory Campbell is going to lead the team in scoring and I'm waiting for it to happen but you know what you have to ...
[0:09:11] ... think we've both talked about him Obama this within a thousand times. Andrew Ference. He's contribution to the Bruins. Was that he was the guy who would. The elevated from third pairing guy to a second pairing guy in the playoffs because the Bruins would traditionally played. The daily chart and Johnny boy took on their first during the regular season. Dennis Seidenberg and somebody else and that Andrew Ference and somebody else. And when a cup post season and he would try to make Betsy preparing a Chara Seidenberg which basically one you with Stanley Cup in 2011 you needed. Guides from the bottom pairing to move up and be able to make an OK second pairing and Johnny boy chuck and Andrew Ference that was the pairing that. It actually got scored on quite a bit birth stretch in the 2011 playoffs but for the most part it held its own and it allowed the team to. Mean that's it preparing. I don't know what the soup preparing is this season after the Bruins I think it right now Zdeno Chara in Doug Hamilton which is the first pairing anyway. Is the best parent you can have I'd rather have that the Chara Seidenberg anyway and given the combination of right left shot to be tricky to move Hamilton off that up Terry. So. You're going to get into a situation where weather toward crew is moving up to place second pairing minutes which they don't like doing with him. Or these days not their pairing you need good pairings aside from Zdeno Chara and toward Kruger is a guy who is he said he's elevated his play. In bigger moments obviously yet that peak flooding ...
[0:11:08] ... up to me as you talked about that defensive pairing of a Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg that's like a mean case this year. I'm sure there will see maybe bits and pieces of that the ...
[0:17:05] ... I'm only 20%. Kidding when I say. Do we really believe that Gregory Campbell injury in training camp actually existed or are they saying. All right kid. We're not even go your competition for this job ...






Greg is calling the show after a long night at SXSW and gives the guys a few things he's witnessed there so far. He then discuss the Boychuk deal and why although he understands where the Islanders were coming from, it's probably not the best deal. Greg discusses the Bruins "flipping the switch", the best matchups for them, Montreal's chances going forward, the Connolly deal and more.

[0:10:52] ... down the stretch especially since he's been a guy who's or wanna Stanley Cup. Then veteran guy is character guy. It's it's not a bad addition I mean it's it's it's the you know fourth lion ...
[0:14:04] ... matching penalties. In overtime we got to see three on three which Claude Julien wants because he wants anything that in put off. A shoot out. It was. Awesome the Bruins just put their three fastest ...
[0:15:19] ... we written about it circled aren't even. The grand sphere of the American Hockey League and successfully together and completely their normalized. Seen this many games are being decided in the form or entry answering you break ...
[0:16:34] ... to technologies everything else and and so it's our turn today means. Brad May from the which says. And and B singer who got to occupy our comments on your local writer here or Texas start. ...






Are the Bruins destined for bigger and better things than we thought? What happens with Ryan Spooner when David Krejci comes back? Is 3-on-3 overtime the wave of the future? What in the world is Johnny Boychuk going to do with all that money?

Discuss all these things and more with Pete Blackburn, DJ Bean and Joe McDonald in the Sunday Skate live chat. Click here to listen to the show from 8-10 a.m.

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The Bruins won their fifth straight game Saturday to pull even with the Capitals for the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Bruins won their fifth straight game Saturday to surpass the Capitals for the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. With Boston’€™s 2-0 victory over the Penguins and and Detroit’€™s loss to the Flyers, the B’€™s now trail the Red Wings by three points for the third spot in the Atlantic Division.

The win, which came thanks to a Tuukka Rask shutout, a Milan Lucic first-period goal and a clutch empty-netter from Zdeno Chara, sets up a big meeting between the B’€™s and Capitals Sunday in the nation’€™s capital.

The Penguins had an uphill climb the whole game, as Sidney Crosby was a late scratch (see below) and Evgeni Malkin was limited to just five shifts all game due to an early injury suffered on a hit from Chris Kelly.

Here are four more things we learned Saturday:

SPOONER LINE STRIKES AGAIN

The Bruins’€™ third line of Ryan Spooner between Milan Lucic and David Pastrnak produced the game’€™s only goal, with Lucic beating Thomas Greiss from the left circle at 9:53 of the first period.

The goal was the Spooner line’€™s sixth five-on-five goal in 10 games. It also gave Lucic eight points (four goals, four assists) since the line was united following David Krejci‘€™s knee injury.

The production for Spooner’€™s line is very encouraging and proves that the young center could very well take over for Carl Soderberg next season if the veteran center walks in free agency. The team should still prioritize returning Lucic and Pastrnak to Krejci on the first line once Krejci’€™s back, as Lucic-Spooner-Pastrnak would fare far worse if given the assignments that Lucic and Krejci usually have.

RASK GETS THE SHUTOUT

Rask earned his third shutout of the season and continued a stretch of impressive play of late.

With Saturday’€™s performance, Rask has allowed two goals or fewer in seven of his last eight starts. The Bruins’€™ last loss (a shootout defeat against the Flames on March 5) marks the only time since Feb. 18 that Rask has allowed three goals.

The Bruins can do more damage in the standings with a win over the Capitals Sunday, so Claude Julien would be wise to go back to Rask in that contest.

WHERE’€™S CROSBY?

Sidney Crosby was a late surprise scratch for the Penguins and there was some confusion as to whether the Bruins could put Craig Adams in the game in his place after a lineup was submitted with Crosby playing and Adams sitting.

The change was deemed legal, as officials reviewed and approved the change. The NHL sent out the following explanation Saturday afternoon:

Sidney Crosby took pre-game warmup but determined that he could not play in the Bruins/Penguins game and was replaced by Craig Adams. Since Crosby was in the previously submitted starting line-up, this change had to be made according to Rule 7.1 which states that changes to the starting line-up must be reviewed and approved by the Referee prior to the start of the game. Proper procedure was followed by the Penguins and Adams is now in the game.

TROTMAN BACK TO PROVIDENCE

The Bruins returned Zach Trotman to Providence Saturday. The team had recalled the defenseman Friday for their two-game road trip to Pittsburgh and Washington.

With Trotman now back on the AHL roster, the B’€™s have only their six healthy defensemen for blueline options.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

The Bruins won their fifth straight game Saturday to pull even with the Capitals for the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. With Boston’€™s 2-0 victory over the Penguins and and Detroit’€™s loss to the Flyers, the B’€™s now trail the Red Wings by three points for the third spot in the Atlantic Division.

The win, which came thanks to a Tuukka Rask shutout, a Milan Lucic first-period goal and a clutch empty-netter from Zdeno Chara that went the length of the ice, sets up a big meeting between the B’€™s and Capitals Sunday in the nation’€™s capital. Both teams sit at 82 points on the season, though the Bruins have a game in hand.

The Penguins had an uphill climb the whole game, as Sidney Crosby was a late scratch (see below) and Evgeni Malkin was limited to just five shifts all game due to an early injury suffered on a hit from Chris Kelly.

Here are four more things we learned Saturday:

SPOONER LINE STRIKES AGAIN

The Bruins’€™ third line of Ryan Spooner between Milan Lucic and David Pastrnak produced what was the game’s only goal until Chara’s dagger, with Lucic beating Thomas Greiss from the left circle at 9:53 of the first period.

The goal was the Spooner line’€™s sixth five-on-five goal in 10 games. It also gave Lucic eight points (four goals, four assists) since the line was united following David Krejci‘€™s knee injury.

The production for Spooner’€™s line is very encouraging and proves that the young center could very well take over for Carl Soderberg next season if the veteran center walks in free agency. The team should still prioritize returning Lucic and Pastrnak to Krejci on the first line once Krejci’€™s back, as Lucic-Spooner-Pastrnak would fare far worse if given the assignments that Lucic and Krejci usually have.

RASK GETS THE SHUTOUT

Rask earned his third shutout of the season and continued a stretch of impressive play of late.

With Saturday’€™s performance, Rask has allowed two goals or fewer in seven of his last eight starts. The Bruins’€™ last loss (a shootout defeat against the Flames on March 5) marks the only time since Feb. 18 that Rask has allowed three goals.

The Bruins can do more damage in the standings with a win over the Capitals Sunday, so Claude Julien would be wise to go back to Rask in that contest.

WHERE’€™S CROSBY?

Sidney Crosby was a late surprise scratch for the Penguins and there was some confusion as to whether the Bruins could put Craig Adams in the game in his place after a lineup was submitted with Crosby playing and Adams sitting.

The change was deemed legal, as officials reviewed and approved the change. The NHL sent out the following explanation Saturday afternoon:

Sidney Crosby took pre-game warmup but determined that he could not play in the Bruins/Penguins game and was replaced by Craig Adams. Since Crosby was in the previously submitted starting line-up, this change had to be made according to Rule 7.1 which states that changes to the starting line-up must be reviewed and approved by the Referee prior to the start of the game. Proper procedure was followed by the Penguins and Adams is now in the game.

TROTMAN BACK TO PROVIDENCE

The Bruins returned Zach Trotman to Providence Saturday. The team had recalled the defenseman Friday for their two-game road trip to Pittsburgh and Washington.

With Trotman now back on the AHL roster, the B’€™s have only their six healthy defensemen for blueline options.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

The Bruins recalled defenseman Zach Trotman on an emergency basis Friday, giving them a seventh defenseman for their two-game road trip.

Trotman has played 17 games for the Bruins this season but has spent the majority of the 2014-15 campaign in Providence. In 35 games for Providence, he has two goals and 10 assists for 12 points.

The 24-year-old posted four assists with the NHL club earlier this season, as he played for Boston from late October through mid-December over multiple callups while the B’s dealt with injuries on their blue line.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

Bruins forward Max Talbot joined Middays with MFB on Friday to discuss the team’s recent strong play. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Max Talbot

Max Talbot

Bruins forward Max Talbot joined Middays with MFB on Friday to discuss the team’s recent strong play. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Talbot joined the Bruins at the trade deadline. Since he arrived, the team is 4-1-0 after struggling in the month leading up to the deadline.

“[The Bruins are] a team that’s won before and that’s still very hungry to win,” Talbot said, adding: “We know what it takes to win and to be a good team, and that it’s crunch time. That’s the feeling you like to have. It’s not just, ‘OK, we win, let’s move on.’ It’s, ‘We can do better, let’s be better,’ and that’s obviously the sign of a great team.”

The Bruins are the fourth team that Talbot has played for in his 10-year NHL career.

“I didn’t really expect to be traded, it was kind of a surprise,” Talbot said, adding, “When I learned it was to Boston, I got pretty excited because of the team. I’ve competed for eight, nine years against the Bruins, and I don’t think there was one easy game.”

Talbot is not known as someone who shies away from confrontation on the ice. In the past, he has had several run-ins with current Bruins.

“I had a couple fights against [Gregory] Campbell before, I remember Chris Kelly as well, and you know, obviously a couple chirping matches against [Brad Marchand],” Talbot said, adding: “Usually the guys you get in battles with on the ice are usually the guys that are more welcoming.”

For more Bruins news, visit the team page at weei.com/bruins.

Blog Author: 
Nik Beimler