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Cam Neely on Bruce Cassidy extension: "We want to get it done"

Cam Neely on Bruce Cassidy extension: "We want to get it done"

Bruce Cassidy's contract extension has been one of the main storylines of the Bruins' offseason following a Game 7 loss to the Blues in the Stanley Cup Final. 

Cassidy is entering the final year of his deal, and while it was reported in June that his extension was in Boston's plans for the summer, a deal hasn't been reached yet. 

When talking with Joe Haggerty Thursday night about all things Bruins, Cam Neely assured the Bruins want to get Cassidy a new contract. 

"He’s important to our club, and like anything, we want to get him done just like we want to get Charlie (McAvoy) and Brandon (Carlo) done," Neely said. "I don’t anticipate us having any problems with Butch. I feel comfortable that he’ll be ready for training camp (laughs)." 

In three seasons under Cassidy, the Bruins have finished with 100 points twice and have improved their playoff finish each year. Throughout the 2018 playoffs, the Bruins showed impressive resiliency under their head coach, winning two Game 6's on the road down 3-2 and gutting out a series win over Columbus despite a 2-1 series deficit. 

It seems like Cassidy's contract will get sorted out sooner or later,  and Bruins fans can feel comfort in knowing their head coach will be ready for camp. 

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NHL Highlights: Bruins get steamrolled by Canucks in Vancouver

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NHL Highlights: Bruins get steamrolled by Canucks in Vancouver

FINAL SCORE: Canucks 9, Bruins 3

IN BRIEF: The good fortunes on the Bruins’ tour of Western Canada came to a screeching halt Saturday night in Vancouver. After David Pastrnak tied it at 1 in the first period, a feeding frenzy opened on Tuukka Rask as the Canucks opened up a 5-1 lead at the second intermission and never looked back.

BOX SCORE

BRUINS RECORD: 33–10-12 (78 points, 1st in Atlantic Division)

HIGHLIGHTS

PASTRNAK TIES IT 1-1 WITH HIS 44TH

MARKSTROM LEAVES THE GAME

HOLDING? YOU BE THE JUDGE

REMEMBER LOUI ERIKSSON? HE MAKES IT 5-1 CANUCKS

CHARA 👊🥊 MYERS

COYLE 👊🥊 HORVAT

PASTA SCORES HIS 45TH

UP NEXT:

Vs. Calgary, Tuesday, 7 p.m., NESN

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WATCH: Bruins' David Pastrnak scores filthy breakaway goal vs. Canucks

WATCH: Bruins' David Pastrnak scores filthy breakaway goal vs. Canucks

David Pastrnak just continues to amaze.

In the first period of Saturday night's game vs. the Vancouver Canucks, Pastrnak got the Boston Bruins on the board with an absolute beauty of a goal.

Matt Grzelcyk fed Pastrnak a perfect stretch pass, and the league's leading goal scorer did the rest.

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That marked Pastrnak's 44th goal of the season, giving him the NHL lead over Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews (43).