Playoffs? Playoffs. B's took care of business in New Jersey tonight shutting out the Devils 3-0 to earn a spot in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. CLINCHED.
FINAL: Boston 3, New Jersey 0
Some news, notes and quotes from tonight:
- Patrice Bergeron notched his 20th of the season, his 8th straight year of scoring 20 goals or more.
- Brad Marchand picked up two assists tonight in his 800th career game.
- Nick Ritchie scored his 14th of the year, matching his career high in goals. The Ritchie-Kuraly-Coyle line was buzzing all night.
- Mike Reilly did not play tonight (maintenance)… Brandon Carlo should make his return (from an oblique injury) tomorrow, Kevan Miller will be out.
- Tuukka Rask made 20 saves to complete the shut out.
A look at the standings with 5 games to go…
Four straight wins… playoffs clinched…. AND NOW WE GO.
B's back at it tomorrow night again in New Jersey. Jeremy Swayman in net.
IT WAS A GREAT NIGHT TO WIN A HOCKEY GAME.