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Tuukka Rask kicked out 26 of 29 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to Ottawa in Game 6 on Sunday.

Rask faced two power-play shots in this contest and both of them got past him. The second of those power-play goals was also the overtime winner. With that, the Boston Bruins have been eliminated from the 2017 playoffs in the first round. Rask
Apr 23 - 6:35 PM

Patrice Bergeron scored a goal in Boston's 3-2 overtime loss to Ottawa in Game 6 Sunday afternoon.

Bergeron's third period goal tied the game and eventually forced overtime, but in the end it wasn't even to prevent the Bruins from being eliminated. Drew Stafford netted Boston's other goal. Brad Marchand assisted on both of Boston's markers, giving him four points in six playoff games this year.
Apr 23 - 6:28 PM

Tuukka Rask will play between the pipes for Boston Sunday afternoon.

Rask has a 2.14 GAA and .924 save percentage in five playoff starts. With Ottawa leading the series 3-2, the Bruins will be looking for another strong performance from Rask to help force a Game 7.
Apr 23 - 2:48 PM

Just to confirm, Torey Krug (lower body) won't return for Game 6 on Sunday.

Krug playing on Sunday was a long shot, but be did show signs of progress by skating on Saturday. In order for Krug to have a chance to return in the 2017 playoffs, Boston will have to win Game 6.
Apr 23 - 2:21 PM

Ryan Spooner will not play in Game 6 Sunday afternoon.

Spooner was scratched for Game 5, but there was a chance he would draw back into the lineup given that David Krejci isn't available. Boston decided to go with Matt Beleskey instead though. Spooner isn't 100% healthy, but he's good enough that he could play if called upon.
Apr 23 - 2:19 PM

Matt Beleskey will draw into the lineup for Game 6 Sunday afternoon.

The Bruins needed to make a change because David Krejci was hurt on Friday and isn't available for Game 6. Beleskey has no points and a minus-two rating in two playoff games in 2017.
Apr 23 - 2:17 PM

David Krejci (lower body) isn't available for Game 6 on Sunday.

Krejci suffered a lower-body injury in Friday's game. He had 23 goals and 54 points in 82 regular season games, but had been held off the scoresheet in three playoff contests. The Bruins need to win Game 6 to stay alive in the first round.
Apr 23 - 2:15 PM

Torey Krug (lower body) was able to hit the ice on Saturday.

Krug hasn't played a game in his team's best-of-seven series, but the fact that he's skating is encouraging. It's unclear if he'll be available for play in Game 6 on Sunday afternoon though. He remains day-to-day for now. Boston is down 3-2 to Ottawa in the series. One more loss and the Bruins' season is over.
Apr 22 - 6:14 PM

David Krejci's status for Game 6 against Ottawa is unclear.

Krejci suffered a lower-body injury on Friday night. The Bruins forward received treatment on Saturday, and he's considered day-to-day for now. Coach Bruce Cassidy said they'll find out more about his availability for Game 6 tomorrow morning.
Apr 22 - 6:10 PM

David Pastrnak scored in Friday's 3-2 double OT win over Ottawa.

Pastrnak's goal cut his team's deficit to 2-1 at the 8:40 mark of the second period. Teammate Sean Kuraly eventually scored in regulation to tie the game, and he added another on in overtime to give the Bruins the win. Pastrnak has two goals and two assists in five games this postseason. Game 6 will be played in Boston on Sunday afternoon.
Apr 22 - 11:40 AM

Charlie McAvoy picked up an assist in Friday's 3-2 OT win over the Ottawa Senators.

McAvoy made his NHL debut in this series, and he's done pretty well. The rookie defenseman picked up the secondary assist on Sean Kuraly's overtime winner. McAvoy has two assists in five playoff games. He's also played at least 24:11 in each contest against the Sens, including over 31 minutes in last night's victory. He must be targeted in all dynasty leagues.
Apr 22 - 11:37 AM

Tuukka Rask turned aside 41 of 43 shots in Friday's 3-2 double overtime win over the Ottawa Senators.

The Bruins came into this game facing elimination, and when they were trailing 2-0 in the second period, things didn't look good for them. But the Bruins managed to tie the game thanks to goals by David Pastrnak and Sean Kuraly. In the extra frame, it was Kuraly who scored the game-winning goal for the Bruins. Rask now owns a 2.14 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage this postseason. Game 6 will take place in Boston on Sunday afternoon.
Apr 22 - 12:28 AM

Sean Kuraly scored a pair of goals in Friday's 3-2 double OT win over the Senators.

The Bruins found themselves down 2-0 in the second period, but they were able to tie the game thanks to goals by David Pastrnak and Kuraly. In the second overtime period, it was Kuraly that played the role of hero, as he was able to give the Bruins the win. Boston now trails 3-2 in the best-of-seven series with Game 6 being played in Beantown on Sunday afternoon.
Apr 22 - 12:20 AM

David Krejci left Game 5 against the Senators on Friday night after suffering a lower body injury.

The injury occurred when he took a knee-on-knee hit from Chris Wideman in the first period. He saw just 6:21 of action before departing.
Apr 21 - 8:44 PM

Matt Beleskey and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson are both scratched for Game 5 against Ottawa on Friday.

Beleskey has posted three shots on net, but no points through two games played and an average of just 8:42 of ice time. Karlsson has not yet made his postseason debut.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 21 - 6:45 PM


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