With the Bruins’ second-round series against the Blue Jackets shifting to Columbus, Boston got a much-needed day of rest on Sunday with two days between Games 2 and 3.
After grinding seven games against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round, and each of their first two games against the Blue Jackets needing extra time, Boston’s legs were looking worse for wear.
With Game 3 slated for Tuesday night, the B’s took Sunday off to rest up, and got a pretty clear message from head coach Bruce Cassidy to stay on the couch before heading back to the rink for practice on Monday.
“[Play] Fortnite. Fortnite all day, just get to bed early,” Cassidy said via NHL.com’s Matt Kalman. “[Boston] Celtics are on today, aren’t they? Watch the Celtics [NBA playoff game], should be a great game.”
Sunday was a pretty good day to stay sealed to the television, with the Celtics taking Game 1 against the Milwaukee Bucks, and a new, much-anticipated episode of “Game of Thrones” airing later that night.
There are a number of things the Bruins will look to address in heading into Game 3, like trying to get David Pastrnak going on offense and shoring up some power play issues. But sometimes, rest is the best remedy.