Playoffs - Day 9
Tough to really put a finger on the mood around the Bruins this Thursday at the morning skate. The team seemed a little subdued heading on to the ice, but the skate itself, despite a number of passes that missed their mark, seemed pretty peppy. Fifteen guys skated, a few took some added rest. Remember, at this time of year, even guys that weren't banged up when the postseason started, are nursing wounds. It's what makes the playoffs a battle of stamina and attrition above everything else.
Aaron Ward didn't speak to the media, he's a game time decision with a sore knee. If he's out, Andrew Alberts will be in. Any changes up front, we won't learn about until almost game time.
NESN programming changes will have me on the bench a little after 5:30 pm doing a pre-game hit on injuries and the coaches. We'll also hear from Dennis Wideman off the top of the telecast.
The media coverage here hasn't slowed down a bit, and with the series 3-1, the locals were looking for creative angles. Many asked about the Canadiens players all getting haircuts. They've shaved their heads. All but a few that is ... will we see Alex Kovalev shedding his beloved locks for the team. We shall see.
Enjoy watching the B's in their attempt to extend the series. Tough task, but they have the character to give it a good whack. All the best.