Charlie McAvoy: Charlie McAvoy will make National Hockey League debut Wednesday

Charlie McAvoy: Charlie McAvoy will make National Hockey League debut Wednesday

Charlie McAvoy: Charlie McAvoy will make National Hockey League debut Wednesday

The Bruins' second game against the Senators is set for Saturday at 3 p.m. McAvoy is likely to be on the ice again.

Stat of the Night 2: The Bruins had scored exactly one goal during 5-on-5 play during 275 minutes of action against Ottawa this season, counting the first two periods Wednesday night. It's hard to picture the last time that an actual teenage defenseman stepped into the fire of the Stanley Cup Playoffs (with zero games of prior National Hockey League experience) and played such a major role in his team's victory, simply because it just doesn't happen all that often. Yes, even with a two-year absence from the playoffs, Tuukka Rask leads the shutout category. But since potting 11 goals during the 2011 Cup winning campaign as a rookie, Marchand has just five in his last 41 playoff games - and none in his last 20.

Down 1-0 in the third, Boston's Frank Vatrano evened the score at 4:55 with a high wrist shot from the left slot beating Ottawa netminder Craig Anderson blocker side. They also get into what you all want to know what system was Super Mario Bros 3 played on. This coincided with Ottawa losing all three of its top-three defencemen, which contributed to a swoon that put them at risk of missing the playoffs. "And that's when they're at their best".

"I've used the word resiliency a lot and I think it's become a bit of our middle name", Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said.

Stat of the Night 1: The Bruins did not get a single shot on Anderson in the second period while allowing 12 to Ottawa. Ottawa's main concern appears to have been alleviated when captain and star defenseman Erik Karlsson, who missed the final three games with a foot injury, returned to practice Tuesday and said he "absolutely" will be in the lineup for the series opener.

The New York Rangers spent the last month or so of the season, how shall we say, attempting to massage their record so they could jump to the Atlantic instead of staying in the Metro.

"Depth is one thing, but quality depth is another and we feel that we've got quality depth now". Whether that's sitting back or being too casual it's just we didn't do a good enough job for 60 minutes. Ottawa owns the season series with a ideal 4-0-0 record against Boston this year. Ryan pushed his way past Zdeno Chara to the net and scored on his own rebound. The 25-year-old Morrow said he isn't rusty from the long layoff and is excited to get back into the fray, but there are real questions about what the former first round pick can bring to the table for Boston. "I think everyone kind of realizes how lucky you are to be in the playoffs every year". With an already depleted blue line, the Bruins can hardly afford to lose another defenseman. Before Wednesday's game, two of the Bruins' defensive players were out on injury, and a third was hurt during the game. Maybe the Bruins fire Cassidy and replace him with Jack Capuano before the series starts.

Injuries are always a big deal in the playoffs and if Methot does return he was asked if he was anxious the Bruins might target his finger because this isn't an injury he's been able to hide under the upper- or lower-body label. Ottawa veterans Chris Kelly and Chris Neil were healthy scratches as was Ryan Dzingel.

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