OTTAWA Coming off three straight wins in which they received only 13:37 worth of ice time service from an injured Zdeno Chara, the Bruins called off Thursday practice at Scotiabank Place. Jordan Caron and Chara (knee) will be the only members of the Bruins skating at the Canadian International Hockey Academy in Rockland, Ontario where the entire team will practice tomorrow.
Likely to be on tap for the Bruins is some remedial defensive work after the Bruins surrendered 90 shots to the Kings and Senators over the last two games, and have been rescued by the best goaltending tandem in the NHL this season. It took a few months, but the Bruins are once again leading the NHL with a .937 save percentage and a 2.00 goals against average while frustrating opposing teams with elite play between the pipes.
Ottawa came out stronger than we did and definitely had better legs, said Daniel Paille. We did a little bit better in the second period, but weve got some work to do even though we prevailed in the end.
The Bruins will be preparing for an Eastern Conference showdown with Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.