The Stanley Cup playoffs began Wednesday night and the Bruins faced off against the Ottawa Senators for game 1 in Ottawa, a team they had not beaten in four regular season matchups. The first period was a lot of back and forth hockey; Ottawa had three penalties during the first and Boston, while creating traffic and opportunities in front of the net, failed to capitalize on any of them. In the period the Bruins had 14 shots on net to the Senators 9, but the score remained 0-0 after 1.
Head coach Bruce Cassidy didn’t have much to say when asked Thursday morning about David Krejci and Collin Miller. David Krejci, after skating in warm-ups was a late scratch in game 1. Collin Miller went down in the second period after a collision with Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki. Borowiecki was assessed a 2-minute tripping penalty on the play.
Cassidy also said that forward Noel Acciari is day-to-day and could potentially play in game 2 Saturday. In his first career NHL game Charlie McAvoy played an impressive 24:11 on the back-end for the Bruins. He made solid passes and contributed to clean break-outs for the B’s. Expect to see more of McAvoy in this series with the Bruins’ defensive core going through the injury bug at the worst time of year.
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