Panthers spoil Bruins' bid for top seed in East

Panthers spoil Bruins' bid for top seed in East

As a result, the Bruins will play the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. One more win would have secured the B's the top spot. The Panthers were out shooting the Bruins 20-17 in a game they had nothing to play for.

Toronto entered this season with expectations of making the playoffs and getting past the first round after last season's early exit at the hands of the Capitals. This matchup is the ideal example as to why the National Hockey League playoff format needs to be re-done. The official schedule had the Boston Bruins vs.

That's the positive spin given by Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy after a disheartening 4-2 loss to the Panthers at the Garden. Ridiculous in theory and in practice.

The Bruins host Florida on Sunday night in a game postponed by a winter storm January 4. "It should be a terrific series if both teams are on their game".

Freddie Anderson took the Toronto franchise record of wins with 38 this season - and it is finally nice to see the Leafs have a goalie they can count on to get them wins. "You want that number one seed, but when you have pressure, and you have expectation, what does that tell you?"

Apple Goes Completely Green; Now Powered With 100 Percent Clean Energy
Alongside its own commitments, Apple has been on a mission to get its suppliers to commit to a greener lifestyle. In the future, Jackson indicated Apple could require suppliers to operate with 100 percent clean energy .

NOTES: Senators D Erik Karlsson missed his third straight game, remaining at home with his wife after the couple's first son was stillborn last month. The first three are back in full force, and there are reports that Nash may be available for the playoffs. He assisted on the game-tying goal in the final minute of the first meeting between the Bruins and Leafs, and then he assisted on Patrick Marleau's OT victor. But when the series shifts to Toronto, Leafs head coach Mike Babcock will nearly certainly do his best to get Matthews on the ice whenever Chara heads to the bench, which could make a significant difference in opening up just enough room for Matthews to operate. They also feature such a deep bevvy of weapons, it's hard to know who to keep an eye on. Marner led the team in points this season with 69 and many of those came on the power play with consistent success with linemates Nazem Kadri and James van Reimsdyk.

Thought the season series did not go in the Bruins favor, the playoffs are a different animal and anything can happen.

The thing to watch in this matchup is the special teams.

The two also play on Toronto's top power-play unit.

The Leafs beat the Bruins three of four times this season but Boston finished with more points. However, Boston's penalty killing was better that Toronto's with the Bruins clocking in at 83.7% (3rd in the NHL), with the Maple Leafs at 81.4% (11th in the NHL). There is a lot of looking in the mirror to do, and a lot of soul seraching because I don't think anybody in the organization or fan base expected that result and questions have to be asked and answered. Sunday was his last regular-season hurrah, and the Garden crowd bid him adieu with several standing ovations after delivering his pre-game performance and during interviews and career montages in the first period. I'd like to think that the veteran leadership of the Bruins will be the X-factor, allowing the Bruins to come out on top 4-2 in the series, especially if they're back to full strength.

Related News:

  • Presenting The All-New 2020 Ford Focus

    Presenting The All-New 2020 Ford Focus

    Having said that, Ford has revealed enough details about this all-new Focus , sans pricing and official fuel consumption figures. Stop&Go, speed sign recognition and lane assistance technology will help on your morning commute.
    Arrest made in south Bakersfield shooting that killed one teen, injured another

    Arrest made in south Bakersfield shooting that killed one teen, injured another

    The police said that they have accessed video clips, which showed the brutal assault of victims at the hands of the gang members. On March 22, a third robbery happened in the 6300 block of Beatties Ford Road in north Charlotte around 2 p.m.
    Pep Guardiola

    Pep Guardiola "delighted" with Manchester City players

    But maybe we will improve for the future regarding this, and realize that sometimes it is not enough what you've done to win. The chances we receive, we have to defend well.
  • Why Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Joined the #DeleteFacebook Movement

    Why Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Joined the #DeleteFacebook Movement

    His remarks also cast Apple in an awfully flattering light, as Facebook hits its lowest ebb in terms of public opinion. It's true that most of the social network's users had no idea until now what the company was doing with their data.
    American Idol: Who Made Top 14?

    American Idol: Who Made Top 14?

    Allen was so happy with the song, in fact, that he jokingly admitted to the judges he may never sing it alone again. Spring was in a group of 12 singers that performed solos Sunday night and then duets with established stars Monday.
    Harry Kane: Tottenham forward confident of beating Mohamed Salah to golden boot

    Harry Kane: Tottenham forward confident of beating Mohamed Salah to golden boot

    This has perturbed Kane, whose reaction to finding out that Eriksen was awarded the goal has been criticised by football fans. Kane said: "I swear on my daughter's life that I touched the ball, but there's nothing I can do".
  • Arsene Wenger delivers update on Aaron Ramsey Arsenal contract

    Arsene Wenger delivers update on Aaron Ramsey Arsenal contract

    It was a naive reaction and the way the centre-back lashed out left Andre Marriner with no option but to send him off. But, after passing up one glorious chance, Welbeck headed home the victor nine minutes from time.

    Real Madrid defense depleted for second leg against Juventus

    From what we've seen in practice, he is fine. "We must enjoy this player". "We will start three in attack". Marco Asensio has revealed that current boss Zinedine Zidane was his childhood hero while growing up.
    FBI's Cohen Raid: Legal Experts Weigh In

    FBI's Cohen Raid: Legal Experts Weigh In

    One person familiar with the probe said investigators have been gathering material on Cohen for weeks, including his bank records. Just five days ago, Trump broke his public silence on Daniels, saying he did not know anything about Cohen's payment to her.
  • So, TJ Miller was arrested for allegedly faking a bomb threat

    So, TJ Miller was arrested for allegedly faking a bomb threat

    Miller has been arrested and charged with allegedly calling in a false bomb threat last month on an Amtrak train traveling to NY . Miller has been arrested on federal charges after he made up a story last month about a woman having a bomb on a train, a U.S.
    Humiliation for Corbyn: Labour leader squirms over Maureen Lipman's quit calls

    Humiliation for Corbyn: Labour leader squirms over Maureen Lipman's quit calls

    The announcement was made via a statement by a party spokesperson, who quoted a letter written by leader Avi Gabbay to Corbyn. Israeli Labour is part of the "Zionist Union" faction in Israel's Knesset that controls 24 of the legislature's 120 seats.
    Top Five Hot Takeaways From Wrestlemania 34

    Top Five Hot Takeaways From Wrestlemania 34

    The crowd chanted "You still got it!" for Angle following awesome entrances that featured motorcycles, pyro and huge ovations. He took 6 F5s, managed to kick-out, was coated in blood, and still managed to cop a verbal beating from the internet.


Most liked

Crude Gains as Trade Tensions Ease
Analysts said Xi's comments greatly relieved market anxiety for a potential trade war between the world's two largest economies. Among refined products, May gasoline rose 2.9% to $2.041 a gallon and May heating oil added 3.4% to $2.065 a gallon.

Ghanaian football fans excited about Barcelona's defeat to AS Roma
Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah struck the equalizer in the 56th minute before Roberto Firmino added a second in the 77th. Dzeko made a hard finish look easy as he opened the scoring in the first half, while he won the penalty for Roma's second.

Lovullo's rant prompts angry response from Cards' Molina
Lovullo was ejected for leaving the dugout to argue balls and strikes but Molina was allowed to remain in the game. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds. "They grinded all game long pretty good", Greinke said .

Peel schools paying tribute to Humboldt Broncos bus crash victims
The Office of the Chief Coroner has apologized for the misidentification, offering condolences to Tobin's family. The Humboldt Broncos were on their way to a playoff game Friday in Nipawin when the crash took place.

WWE's Paige Announces Retirement On Raw
But last night's Raw also included a moment that fans didn't want to see, the retirement of popular star Paige . The 25-year-old was injured on December 27 while competing in a six-woman Tag Team Match at a WWE house show.

Fortnite Port-a-Fort feature arrives tomorrow in version 3.5 update
We expect that the new item will be added to the game as part of the next update which is set to happen on Thursday 12th April. The Port-a-Fort item isn't in the game yet, so we don't know how it will change things.

Day 6 of Oklahoma teacher walkout
Teachers wanted a repeal of the capital gains tax exemption, which could provide the state with more than $100 million in revenue. Outside the station, about 200 to 300 teachers protested. "We stand firm, and we've got to have funding for our schools".

Overpass rips roof off bus; students injured
A charter bus carrying teenagers has struck a bridge overpass on Long island , mangling the entire length of the top of the bus. Traffic moving in both directions was stalled following the incident, as fire and police officials inspected the bus and scene.

Donovan Mitchell pokes Ben Simmons with 'rookie' definition on hoodie
I'm not talking about what went down on the hardwood, either. "I thought it was something serious". For the season, Mitchell is logging in 20.5 points , 3.7 assists, and 3.7 rebounds. per game.

Brokers Ratings on: Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)
Technical Analysis of Netflix, Inc .: Technical indicators do not lead us to assume the stock will see more gains anytime soon. This company shares are -0.77% up from its target price of $286.62 and the current market capitalization stands at $127.57B.

Twitter freaks out over reports Tristan Thompson cheated on Khloe Kardashian
Khloé Kardashian is gearing up to produce a new true-crime series about murderous sisters, according to " Page Six . Another Kardashian Instagrammer , who was rooting for the couple wrote, "We love you so much KoKo".

World's oldest man revealed as 112-year-old Masazo Nonaka
The world's oldest living man also likes to spend time with his family, and their two pet cats called Kuro and Haru. The country boasts around 68,000 people aged 100 or older, the Japanese government said in 2017.

US Justice department approves Bayer's $62.5 billion purchase of Monsanto
Several analysts have released their opinion on Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON ), with 3 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Old Mutual Invsts (Uk) reported 83,740 shares. 2,446 are owned by Benjamin F Edwards Inc. (NYSE:AN) for 34,908 shares.

Streaking Red Sox rally past Rays 8-7
On the other hand, the Red Sox have netted 3.4 units and are 2-4 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. Hanley Ramirez has been great thus far as have Mookie Betts, Rafael Devers, and Xander Bogaerts, but J.D.

Footage of Herrera spitting on the City crest has provoked a response
But United sprung a stunning comeback, with Paul Pogba scoring twice before Chris Smalling volleyed home the victor to delay City's title party.