BOSTON -- The Bruins didn't do anything drastic on Sunday after after dropping Game Two to the Washington Capitals. The B's stayed off the ice and held meetings, with a pretty clear emphasis on their top six forwards getting more involved in the offense.
The prime suspects -- Milan Lucic, Rich Peverley, Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand -- addressed the media following their meeting session, and then the B's took off on a 1 p.m. charter flight out of Logan Airport headed for Washington DC.So after back-to-back overtime playoff games against a Caps' opponent that clearly means business, the B's coaching staff opted for some rest. Dennis Seidenberg is averaging just six seconds shy of 29 minutes of ice time in the first two games with someheavyduty minutesheaped in there. So it was a breather for everybody in Black and Gold. "I think weve played about eight periods of hockey here in two games. Were getting closer to three games in three days than two in three and I think getting off ice isthe right thing to do. I wouldnt be surprised if Washingtondid the same thing," said Claude Julien. "Youve got to stay fresh in the playoffs, its going to be a long series Im sure and because of that youve got to do the right things. "We needed to look at some things to make our team better moving forward. At the same time, you want to give your guys some rest and hopefully be ready to play tomorrow."
We'll have more reaction from the B's forwards shortly, but it's fair to say the Bruins arefeeling plenty of responsibility for the paltry output of two goals in their firsttwo playoffgames.
Wednesday's practice participation/injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Steelers game:
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
WR Danny Amendola (ankle)
TE Martellus Bennett (knee)
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder)
WR Chris Hogan (thigh)
WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee)
DL Jabaal Sheard (knee)
DID NOT PRACTICE
RB Le'Veon Bell (not injury related)
K Chris Boswell (illness)
S Sean Davis (shoulder)
C B.J. Finney (illness)
WR Darrius Heyward-Bay (illness)
QB Zach Mettenberger (illness)
QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related)
LB Vince Williams (shoulder)
LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle)
TE Ladarius Green (concussion)
S Michael Mitchell (not injury related)
LB James Harrison (shoulder/triceps)
DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle)
RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion)
Though neither has rivaled Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live stream, Tom Brady is having a big day when it comes to teammates posting videos of him.
First, former teammate Vince Wilfork shared an ad for Intel in which he designed a graphic of Tom Brady. Shortly after on Wednesday afternoon, Pats offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer posted a video for NFL Deutschland called “Sea Bass’ School of Football” featuring the Patriots quarterback (video below).
In the video, Vollmer, who was born and raised in Germany, tries to teach Brady how to give the German call of Brady’s 10-yard run in second quarter of the Patriots’ divisional round win over the Chiefs last postseason. Brady, as people speaking a language they don’t know are wont to do, struggles to say the correct words. He says “lightsaber” a few times and Vollmer gives him guff. It's not the funniest thing in the world, but it's a hell of a lot lighter than Brady's press conference Wednesday.
Brady isn’t the first Patriot to appear in one of Vollmer’s videos. Rob Gronkowski did the first one in November and Danny Amendola did one that was posted last month.