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The Blog: April 14th

Tuesday, 04.14.2009 / 10:42 AM / Bish's Blog
By John Bishop  - BostonBruins.com
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The Blog: April 14th
3:13 p.m.
More news from MTL
Dave Stubbs from the Montreal Gazette's blog, HabsInsideOut.com, writes that Andrei Markov was not on the ice (that he saw). He adds: Quiet day in Brossard today, no changes in jerseys this morning at practice. But there was plenty of communication on ice, Bob Gainey holding a couple of group and individual meetings. In one group gathering, Gainey and Alex Tanguay had a lengthy discussion, everyone else listening in, and the two soon were at the side of the rink as practice resumed, reviewing things on a diagram board.Gainey did not meet the media today, but will tomorrow before the team boards its charter to Boston in advance of Thursday's Game 1.


3:00 p.m.
A busy locker room...
There were lots of interviews going on post practice and I caught snippets of a few.

"It's a long season and I think we've done a lot of good things this year," said Michael Ryder when asked about his first season with Boston. "[But we have to] turn the page and keep it going and we have make sure [we're ready] for the playoffs.

"It's definitely going to be a little different being on the other side. [Even though] i haven't been there for a year, now, we played last year against Boston and this year I am with Boston.

"I'll be playing against a few friends and although I am kind of used to it during the season but during the playoff time I guess you don't have many friends -- you just go out and play -- and I think it is going to be a good series and a lot of fun."


11:25 a.m.
Recchi and Kessel collide. Mark fakes like he is running after Phil in order to clobber him. Laughs.


11:16 a.m.
TSN.ca is keeping tabs on the Habs practice:
Tanguay-Koivu-Kovalev
A. Kostitsyn-Plekanec-D'Agostini
Latendresse-Lapierre-Kostopoulos
Higgins-Metropolit-Laraque
Hamrlik-Komisarek
Gorges-Dandenault
Schneider-Weber
Price
Halak

Spares:
Stewart, O'Byrne, Brisebois, S. Kostitsyn (upper body injury)


11:08 a.m.
Providence Playoffs
You're probably following the AHL playoffs, too. Here is the P-Bruins schedule:
Providence vs. Portland
Game 1 Wed. April 15 at Providence 7:05
Game 2 Fri. April 17  at Providence 7:05
Game 3 Sun. April 19  at Portland  4:00
Game 4 Thurs. April 23 at Portland  7:00
Game 5* Fri. April 24  at Providence 7:05
Game 6* Sun. April 26  at Portland  4:00
Game 7* Tues. April 28 at Providence 7:05


11:04 a.m.
We're talking about practice
Andrew Ference is the only missing piece as the entire Bruins squad has taken the ice for practice in Wilmington.


10:51 a.m.
A nice note...
NESN reports that their 2.5 household average in the Boston market marks a 69% increase over last season and matches the 1995/96 season for the best full season rating average in network history. Thank you New England!


10:43 a.m.

The media is trickling into the building as the Boston Bruins are set to begin the 2009 Playoff portion of their practices at 11:00 a.m.

We expect to learn at least a little bit about Andrew Ference and Patrice Bergeron this morning and everyone else is expected to make an on-ice appearance.

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5 OTT 18 9 5 4 50 47 22
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C. Soderberg 20 5 8 2 13
B. Marchand 19 5 6 5 11
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L. Eriksson 20 3 8 5 11
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M. Lucic 20 3 7 3 10
D. Krejci 11 3 7 4 10
S. Griffith 16 5 2 -1 7
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