With two video games remaining within the common season, the Boston Bruins are attempting to strike the fragile steadiness of preparing for the playoffs whereas additionally sustaining the group’s well being.
Following Boston’s 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday evening, coach Bruce Cassidy defined how the Bruins will deal with this final stretch of video games by way of resting gamers.
Cassidy intends to make use of his full allotment of gamers come Thursday in opposition to the Buffalo Sabres however expects some gamers to relaxation up and never play within the common season finale on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday.
“I’m sure we’re going to play our lineup Thursday,” Cassidy stated through team-provided video. “Friday, we may (rest players) because it’s travel sometimes. Getting information on when we start (the playoffs) might factor into that. How much time do we have after Friday before we start could determine what we do on Friday. Right now, our intention Thursday is to play our group.”
Cassidy additionally stated that each Jeremy Swayman and Linus Ullmark, who was in-between the pipes within the victory over the Panthers, will every make a begin in web.
At the second, the Bruins are holding down the primary wild card spot within the Eastern Conference and may’t drop any decrease than that, which implies a playoff matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes appears possible. The Bruins nonetheless have an out of doors shot at third place within the Atlantic Division however would would want two wins and a few assist to overhaul the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Bruins play their closing residence sport of the common season on Thursday with puck drop scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on NESN.