Boston Bruins

Apr 13, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Taylor Hall (71) skates during warmups before a game against the Buffalo Sabres at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Making seven-hour treks from Buffalo and Ottawa to avoid quarantines, the Bruins’ deadline pickups — forwards Taylor Hall and Curtis Lazar, and defenseman Mike Reilly — didn’t waste a second to jump right into the mix for the Bruins.

On the ice for the Bruins’ Tuesday night meeting with the Sabres (Hall and Reilly actually cracked the team’s starting lineup), the Bruins actually got solid contributions from all three in a 3-2 shootout win at TD Garden.

“Three guys that helped us win a hockey game,” Cassidy said of the additions. “That’s their job. And we’ll build them in as we go and see how they best fit. But first impressions were good.”

It was enough for Cassidy to conclude that he’s likely to keep all three in the lineup and in their same spot when the Bruins return to game action on Thursday night.

And here’s why that’ll likely remain the case for Cassidy’s squad…

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