Scorching-Hot Bruins, Blue Jackets To Clash At Garden

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Bruins capped their 2-and-2 road trip with a 3-nothing shutout of the East-leading Lightning Saturday in Tampa. Boston's six points behind Nashville for the top spot in the NHL.

So, does Head Coach Bruce Cassidy think it's the win of the year?

"Probably the biggest win in a long time," he said. "We've had some nice comebacks, we've had some high-scoring affairs, but it's nice to get a zero in the column. I don't know when the last one was, it's been a while."

He said the game showed "just good, solid team defense."

"Probably not the prettiest hockey, although I thought the goals we scored too, getting to the net--it's playoff hockey, and I thought we were better at it than they were tonight," Cassidy said. "Who knows how the next one will go, so we're gonna enjoy this and get ready for Columbus."

That's tonight--Bruins-Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. at the Garden. 

Columbus has won its last seven, but Boston's taken eight of 10, even with a slew of injuries.

David Backes is out at least a couple games with a deep laceration in his knee--and Patrice Bergeron may join the team for its road trip that starts Wednesday, but definitely won't play before then because of his fractured foot. Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy, and Jake DeBrusk are also banged up.

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Harvard Hobey Baker Finalist Ryan Donato In Line For NHL Debut With Bruins

Some good news, though: B's signed Harvard star Ryan Donato to a two-year entry-level deal and he's eligible to make his pro debut Monday night.

B's have taken three of a possible four points from the Jackets this year.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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