Oh happy day! Word is that Thornton will be playing tonight, how we've missed him so. Obviously we can't fault the guy for sitting out a couple games after getting forty stitches, he probably didn't want to be seen wearing a visor. Whatever the reason, we're just glad that he could be coming back tonight with that badass cut over his eye.
After the jump...a look at the playoffs
Well the Islanders are out of the playoffs, so not much to say there. Lets look at the teams who can actually make it. Buffalo won last night, so they're in the playoffs as of right now and Toronto is eliminated. Carolina has a VERY outside shot of making the playoffs if they can win their final three games, and even then it isn't guaranteed
Montreal also won last night, clinching a playoff spot. With just 2 games left for the Canadiens, Rangers, and Sabres, the outlook for round one of the playoffs isn't looking any clearer and could easily be any of them.
Also worth noting that the Bruins have a decent chance at making the 2nd seed.
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Mark Recchi
Rich Peverley-Chris Kelly-Michael Ryder
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Tomas Kaberle-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
Seguin is most likely out for the playoffs, so it I guess "make sense" to sit him for Ryder, which displeases us. Speaking of displeasure...why the hell is Thomas getting the nod against the Islanders?? Great streategy, lets not rest our starting goalie, who is in his mid-thirtys, before the playoffs.
Game Day Links:
- Jon details the 5 types of panicking red sox fans over at Wicked Good Sports.
- Joe Haggery thinks that the Bruins still haven't learned their lesson. We're starting to agree.
- Krejci apparently misses being on the penalty kill.
- Another Grinding Gears segment by Greg. Julien nay-sayers (so most Bruins fans now) will enjoy this one!
Not hockey related, but still pretty awesome.