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Bruins Notebook: Setbacks as All-Star Game Approaches

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates his goal with left wing Brad Marchand (63) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Marchand and McAvoy

Brad Marchand has had a big week. Things were looking up for the Bruins’ center after being named NHL’s third star of the week, and leading the league with two goals and five assists within the seven days. However, after a feisty elbow onRyan Johannson, late in the third period went uncalled, Monday against Dallas.

“The Marchy thing, I guess, we’ve got to prepare accordingly for the worst. With Noel, we hope he is ready to go, but if not, then we’ll look to Providence.” Cassidy explained to NHL.com

With Charlie McAvoy on the mend, Head Coach Bruce Cassidy quickly called up Anders Bjork from Providence.

“Losing Charlie hurts because that’s maybe his greatest strength is his ability to move the puck under pressure, so that is something we’re going to have to get better at,” Cassidy told NHL.com.

Nevertheless, the point streak continues for the Bruins, hitting 17 on Tuesday.

Weekly Recap 

With Khudobin back in net Thursday, Bergeron’s third career hat-trick put Boston in the lead 5-2 against the Islanders. Saturday’s win 4-1 for the Bruins against Montreal proved to be a mirror of Wednesday’s game against the same, famed rival. Boston’s point streak hit 17 on Tuesday night with a 3-2 win over New Jersey.

Next 7 Days at a Glance

Thursday, Jan 25th at 7:30 pm vs. Ottowa Senators

Tuesday, Jan 30th at 7pm vs. Anaheim Ducks

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