NHL Notebook: Sizing up the Bruins’ 7th Player Award candidates

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With just three home games remaining for the remainder of the 2018-19 regular season, it’s time to take stock in a few of the Bruins’ end-of-the-year awards, namely the 7th Player Award — doled out annually to the player who exceeded the expectations of fans during the course of the season.

While the Bruins have thrived this season and reeled off an 19-game point streak thanks in large part to stars such as Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, David Krejci, David Pastrnak and others — this club’s next-man-up mentality has seen many contributors answer the call when necessary, leading to some interesting discussions when it comes to picking just one role player among a bunch of worthy candidates.

Let’s take a look at a few of the top candidates for the 2018-19 7th Player Award in what looks to be a crowded field within the B’s locker room.