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Bruins clinch Presidents’ Trophy with 4-1 win against Sabres

Apr 12, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

Christian Ehrhoff, Shawn Thornton AP

Give it up to the Boston Bruins, they are the class of the NHL regular season.

The Bruins clinched the Presidents’ Trophy for the league’s best record in the regular season after they took out the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Saturday afternoon.

David Krejci had two goals and Patrice Bergeron scored his 30th goal of the season to lead the way for Boston. Tuukka Rask made 24 saves to get the win.

It’s the first time the Bruins have won the Presidents’ Trophy since the 1989-1990 season. That year, the Bruins lost to Mark Messier and the Edmonton Oilers in the Stanley Cup Final.

It wasn’t all good news for Boston, however, as Bergeron departed the game after the second period with what Claude Julien called a “very minor” injury and Daniel Paille was knocked out of the game after a big hit by Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe.

  1. muckleflugga - Apr 12, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    the curse

    • govtminion - Apr 12, 2014 at 4:19 PM

      Yeah, that curse is something. Remember how it ruined things for Colorado in 2001? That was tragic.

      There’s no curse. Utterly ridiculous.

    • blackhawksdynasty - Apr 12, 2014 at 5:03 PM

      Who won the president’s trophy last year?
      -Chicago Blackhawks

      Who won the Cup last year?
      -Chicago Blackhawks

      That’s some curse, eh?

  2. shortsxit34 - Apr 12, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Fun game to watch, but the number of injuries was scary. Hope Bergeron, Paille, and Hackett are all alright.

  3. amityvillefun - Apr 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Congrats to the Bruins for being the best in the league during the regular season. However, it is just the regular season and nothing more. Home ice is nice, but only if you make it to the Finals.

    Claude Julien deserves a lot of credit for keeping this team focused game in and game out. Way to go Bruins!!!

    • clover1163 - Apr 12, 2014 at 3:51 PM

      Bruins just keep rolling,there defensive style is geared for the playoffs,they put there players in a situation to thrive ,do your job,play your position,its a Team game,

  4. sonofsamiam - Apr 12, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    John Scott has no business playing in the NHL. Hopefully that is the last we see of him.

  5. mc321984 - Apr 12, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    I’m sorry, how was Scott at all guilty of anything?

    This was such poor officiating today

    • amityvillefun - Apr 12, 2014 at 5:19 PM

      He was guilty of being a fraud of a hockey player. I can’t fathom how the guy goes to the rink every day, practices with the team and still can’t get out of his own way.

      The guy just plain sucks at hockey.

    • drewsylvania - Apr 12, 2014 at 5:19 PM

      Scott is guilty of being a waste of space.

      • mc321984 - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:46 PM

        Sort of like the guy who sits on here posting venom about him? Constantly. He’s doing much better in life than you!

      • drewsylvania - Apr 12, 2014 at 8:39 PM

        Oh, you think so? Don’t know much about me then.

  6. voltron217 - Apr 12, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Bruins are a bunch of pussies. Lucic can cross check people at will and Scott doesn’t belong in the league? Wow

    • shortsxit34 - Apr 12, 2014 at 4:20 PM

      Lucic can play hockey.
      Scott has less points than several goalies.

    • drewsylvania - Apr 12, 2014 at 5:19 PM

      You don’t watch hockey, do you?

  7. sixchr - Apr 12, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    So when Bergeron doesn’t win the Hart Trophy can I say he was legitimately robbed? Best overall player on the best team in the NHL, plays all situations, 30 goals, 62 points, +38, likely winning the Selke, Gold Medal, and he’ll miss all of two games. Absolutely his best season yet and it justified the contract he earned after his monster playoff run last year.

    • amityvillefun - Apr 12, 2014 at 5:15 PM

      Agreed. Bergeron has been my favorite player for a long time and this season he has taken it up a notch.

      Bergeron is a prime example of what a hockey player SHOULD be! Class, talent, leadership, humility, toughness (the guy played in the finals with cracked ribs and a punctured lung!)… He really is the whole package. Glad he is wearing the spoked B!

      I hope the Bruins bring the Cup back to Boston. I hated seeing them lose in the Finals last year, but at least it was to the Blackhawks, who have a hell of a team themselves.

      • sabatimus - Apr 12, 2014 at 5:30 PM

        That’s how I took last year as well: if you’re going to lose in the playoffs, at least let it be to the team that won the President’s Trophy.

    • sabatimus - Apr 12, 2014 at 5:28 PM

      But no! No! It needs to go to Ovechkin! He has the most goals! And talk about that awesome plus/minus!

  8. the8man - Apr 12, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    A meaningless accolade. Game 7 at home? No need if you take care of business and great teams can win anywhere. I’d rather the Bs be and stay completely healthy than finish first in the league. They didn’t even win their division last year and look what they did.

    Godspeed and health to the Bears….and their fans. The tournament cometh…and take nothing for granted.

    One shift, one period and one game at a time. Go Boston!

  9. zetaone - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Officiating was a complete joke. McCabe 5 major and game misconduct for an open ice interference check??! Are you kidding me? He didn’t hit the guy’s head, it wasn’t boarding, it wasn’t intent to injure. Explain where in the rulebook it’s appropriate to give a major penalty and game misconduct for interference on a non pick play…

    • zetaone - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:37 PM

      4 thumbs down huh? Can’t manage to take the 20 seconds to write a reply to explain how the call was legitimate ? Clearly Bruins fans read this, so I’m not sure what I was expecting.

    • shortsxit34 - Apr 13, 2014 at 8:22 PM

      “Explain where in the rulebook it’s appropriate to give a major penalty and game misconduct for interference on a non pick play…”

      Rule 56.4

  10. muckleflugga - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    blackhawksdynasty

    pull your head out of your arse … check the history if you can tear yourself away from from your patty kane inflatable

    hawks were a freaky injury to danny dekeyser away from being schooled by wings … this after wings fans put up with a steady diet of just how superior hawks were from hawks fans

    the shriek of sphincters relaxing when seabrook potted his game seven overtime fluke could be heard in china … i know i was there .. people diving everywhere looking for smaug incarnate

    bruins burped in game six of the final and lost … going back to chicago would have seen toews crying harder than he had all year … which was pretty much all year

    mario syndrome … play it my way or you’re not playing hockey you’re playing hackey … ggg ghhharrry hee helpp meee mee me

    [ getting playoff trash talkin' in tune here ... how'd i do ]

    • sabatimus - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:27 PM

      Each time you write something I can’t tell if you’re drunk, on drugs, or simply crazy.

    • blackhawksdynasty - Apr 12, 2014 at 10:21 PM

      Sorry, what were you saying?

      Didn’t catch that….

      Had my head up my ass….

  11. muckleflugga - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    sabatimus

    you divine much from afar …

    i mock presumptions made by half-wits such as yourself … i mock your illiteracy … i mock your lack of humour … i mock your utter and complete lack of real-world hockey experience …

    i mock you because you’re an easy target made so because you and your kind betray your ignorance time and again

    i give you no respect because you are incapable of entering my arena and competing in a way wherein you’d earn my respect

    i’ve never done recreational drugs of any kind in my life … i don’t drink … i am a gatherer and leader of men

    i’m heading to a meeting tonight involving forty or more people … we’re celebrating the conclusion of another season of recreational and beer league hockey … times will run high but not because,of frugs

    i am as in every year the guest of honour because of my tireless effort in the organizing and maintenance of these teams and ice time

    i’m surprised anyone with your gift of clairvoyance would not glean from my posts over time what i’m actually about

    blow … this

  12. slaugin - Apr 13, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    I didn’t thumb down you but seeing how you came into a celebratory thread about a team winning the Presidents Trophy to rain on the parade I can see why you got the ol’ thumb down

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