By Joe McDonald (The Athletic)

After a strong start to the 2019-20 season, the Bruins have hit their first patch of adversity.

That’s what made Bruce Cassidy decide less would be more.

Cassidy recently held a high-paced practice that lasted only 32 minutes, down from the normal non-stop skate lasting 40 to 45 minutes. Seeing his team deliver inconsistent, lackluster performances over what has become a four-game losing streak, Cassidy felt he needed to inject more compete into practice in order for the players to regain the proper mindset, one of starting each game with a sense of urgency.

“Let’s get after it. Let’s get into that mindset. Get our work done in a hurry, so hopefully (the next game) will have the same mindset to start the first period,” was Cassidy’s explanation.

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