Obviously a tough end of the playoffs for him - we all missed him, he’s such a great teammate. He recovered so well and he worked so hard to be back so he wouldn’t have to miss any games or time from the beginning of the season, and he did a tremendous job to be able to be in great shape. He’s such an important part for our team; it’s hard to replace guys like that.
When I got traded to Boston, I thought it was tailor-made to my game the way this team exemplifies the heart and soul of what a hockey player should be made of. I was proud to come to this team and play hard for this team every night.
WILMINGTON, MA - The Bruins snapped a four-game skid on Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 shutout of the Florida Panthers, featuring solid goaltending, stronger defense and a touch of their “edge” and physicality that has made them such a tough team to play against in recent years.
It’s not quite near the level they want it to be, but the theme around the locker room seems to be that they’re “heading in the right direction.”
"I don’t know where exactly we did, but we really turned a corner when you start not just focusing on the results but you do focus on the positives and how we were playing and working towards things," said blueliner Andrew Ference following Sunday’s win at TD Garden.
"And [we] have kind of the bigger picture in mind of what we’re getting ready for and what we’re gearing up for, so it’s going the right direction for sure."