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Bruins Daily: Game 6 Start Time Set; Can McAvoy Be Chelios?

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The Boston Bruins now know when the next chapter in a potential story no other Bruins team has written in its 100-year history will be.

The Boston Bruins were down 3-1 in a best-of-seven Stanley Cup Playoffs series 25 times before they found themselves in that deficit this past Sunday night. They have forced a Game 7 twice before, but they have never come back to win the series. The Bruins cut their current series deficit to the Florida Panthers down to 3-2 with a 2-1 win in Game 5 in Florida on Tuesday night, and they now know when they will be able to have the chance to tie the series at three games a piece.

The NHL announced late Wednesday night that the Bruins will host the Panthers in Game 6 at 7 p.m. ET on Friday night at TD Garden. Can they force a Game 7 back in Sunrise, Florida, on Sunday?

That and more in the latest BHN Bruins Daily:

Boston Bruins

Boston Hockey Now: Over the last 48 hours, social media was abuzz with GIFs and memes of Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery.

Boston Hockey Now: NESN Bruins color man Andy Brickley has a recipe for success and greatness for Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy.

Boston Hockey Now: A Mark Messier prediction was fulfilled for Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman.

Boston Hockey Now: Unfortunately, there’s no escaping the past for the Boston Bruins and captain Brad Marchand.

Boston Hockey Now: The calls finally went the Bruins’ way in Game 5; was that thanks to David Pastrnak?

Patriots Football Now: For the latest on the New England Patriots, check out our sister NFL site, Patriots Football Now!

Atlantic Division

Florida Hockey Now: The Bruins aren’t letting themselves be as distracted by the antics and borderline plays by the Florida Panthers.

Detroit Hockey Now: What will the Detroit Red Wings do with goalie Ville Husso?

Buffalo Hockey Now: What was the season grade for Buffalo Sabres forward Victor Olofsson?

Montreal Hockey Now: Is the rebuild going well for the Montreal Canadiens?

Fansided: Should the Toronto Maple Leafs really be sticking with Brendan Shanahan?

NHL

New Jersey Hockey Now: When will there be a new head coach for the New Jersey Devils?

Nashville Hockey Now: One team to watch out for on the 2024 NHL Free Agent market will be the Nashville Predators.

Chicago Hockey Now: Another lawsuit was filed against the embattled Chicago Blackhawks.

Colorado Hockey Now: Let’s clarify this for those who haven’t seen the light yet: The best defenseman in the NHL right now is Colorado Avalanche and former UMass defenseman Cale Makar.

Vegas Hockey Now: It will be a challenging offseason for Vegas Hockey Now general manager Kelly McCrimmon.

San Jose Hockey Now: Will Boston College forward Will Smith return for another season or sign with the San Jose Sharks?

Calgary Hockey Now: Will Panthers center Sam Bennett’s playoff performance affect the next contract for Flames forward Martin Pospisil?

 

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Can McAvoy be a Chelios? That’s funny. He’s over paid and over rated. Minus player in playoffs this season and in his career. Second highest paid Bruin and 4th highest paid defenseman in the NHL. The only statistical category in which he finished in the top 10 was average time on ice. He’s been an all star once. He’s worth about half of what he’s getting paid. He’s not going to be a Chelios. More like a Don Sweeney or Glen Wesley. Maybe a PK Subban, the ultimate under achiever. The Bruins need offense so why isn’t one of their… Read more »

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