Bruce Cassidy's wife and kids enjoyed his NHL coach of the year honors more than he did.

Cassidy went back to coaching.

More than a week since his Bruins were eliminated from the playoffs, Cassidy spent time Wednesday after learning he won the Jack Adams Award watching the Lightning and Islanders play Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final. As much as he'd like to still be competing for the Stanley Cup, Cassidy said he keeps his eyes on coaches Barry Trotz and Jon Cooper hoping to pick up a thing or two that could help next season and beyond.

"Just want to watch the game and (A) be entertained and (B) steal some ideas from either side and then watch the coaches a little bit," Cassidy said. "They're two excellent guys, Coop and Barry, that you can learn from every day."