Patrice Bergeron says the Bruins erratic season "cost us huge points that could have been the difference in getting into the playoffs.”
At 34, Chris Kelly can still contribute in a potential fourth-line role, if he's not a Bruins' salary cap casualty.
David Pastrnak, 19, is back in Boston at Bruins captain's practices, ready for his second NHL season and says he'd love to be on a line with fellow Czech David Krejci.
4yIt didn't take long for Merrimack College's Stephane Da Costa to sign with an NHL team, and reports are that he could play as soon as this Saturday.
4yShawn Thornton doesn't get medical clearance to play after sustaining a big cut over his right eye, and Johnny Boychuk will get a rest against the Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday night at TD Garden.
4yJohnny Boychuk was a Stanley Cup playoff sensation last season. This year, his development has been slower, but he's coming around at the right time.
4yShawn Thornton is peeved . . . not that his face was almost torn off, but that a Blackhawks player chirped at him as he skated off the ice.
4yIs there any other choice? Tim Thomas may be having the best season of any goaltender in the NHL's modern era.
4ySome talking points from the Bruins' shutout win over the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks.
4yMark Recchi moves up to 12th all-time on the NHL's points list, and his teammates are in awe.