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Video- Tuukka Rask Exits After Collision in The Crease

Rask not on the bench for the start of period two.

Jack Edwards with the call.


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Who The Boston Bruins May Target At The Trade Deadline

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

While some Bruins fans might dream of the stars shipping Tyler Seguin back to the Hub, that’s not happening. But don’t rule out Sweeney and Gorton again swapping assets, as they did this time a year ago and then again on the eve of the new season when Adam McQuaid went down the Amtrak rails for Steven Kampfer.

All but assured they’ll miss the playoffs, the Rangers, in Boston Saturday with a 20-20-7 mark, likely will be active traders, which could mean McQuaid again will be on the move. He will be an unrestricted free agent July 1, and while his services have been appreciated on Broadway, he might bring back a mid-round draft pick and still be there to sign in July, if the Blueshirts so desire.

Two potential Rangers on the move who likely would be of greater interest for Sweeney: forwards Kevin Hayes, an ex-Boston College center, and Mats Zuccarello, a Norwegian right winger. Zuccarello is a proven scorer in the 55-60-point range with speed and a skill set that speak to an ideal fit for Krejci. Hayes, 6 feet 5 inches and 215 pounds, would be in a reduced role slotted behind Patrice Bergeron and Krejci, but his size and experience could help wring out more production from kids such as Danton Heinen and Ryan Donato. Like McQuaid, Hayes and Zuccarello are on course to be July 1 UFAs.

Elsewhere, the Hurricanes are said to be entertaining offers on ex-Flame Micheal Ferland, who came to Raleigh with Dougie Hamilton in the June 2018 swap that sent Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm to Calgary.

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Video- Kevan Miller vs. Nicolas Deslauriers

Big boy fight.

via NBC Sports,


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Video- Rick Nash Highlights

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

In honour of Rick Nash recently announcing his retirement, we count down the top-10 plays from his illustrious career.


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The Boston Bruins Should Do Some ‘Shadowing’

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

The Bruins won’t face more firepower in back-to-back games this season than in these 48 hours, with the Capitals here at the Garden Thursday night, followed by the Black and Gold’s visit on Saturday to Toronto....

When it was over Thursday night, Ovechkin (2) and Backstrom (1) collected three goals in the defending Cup champs’ 4-2 win. The Bruins limited their chances, holding the Capitals to 21 shots, but as if often the case, the Capitals’ best bandits found the bank and stole the cash.

On Saturday, Matthews will be flanked by Andreas Johnsson and Kasperi Kapanen, while Tavares is expected to ride with Zach Hyman and the slippery, dazzling Mitch Marner (No. 1 in Leafs scoring with 55 points).

In days of yore — hold your Google searches, kids, the train down memory lane is now leaving — the Bruins sometimes opted for the shadow approach to cover such elite scoring strength. Shadows were once the infield shift of hockey, an exaggerated defensive tactic used to take away the bat from the other team’s power hitters.

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A good time to bring up a quote from then coach Sid Abel of the Detroit Red Wings to Bryan Watson on shadowing Bobby Hull.

"If Bobby Hull goes to the concession stand, you go with him and put the sugar in his coffee."

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Charlie McAvoy Has A Few Issues

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

Hindered of late by a nagging foot injury, second-year Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy will miss a game for the 45th time in his career Tuesday night with the Wild in town. Only 21 years old, the talented back liner has learned in full the lesson of how hard it can be to withstand the physical rigors of what is often a punishing game at the NHL level.

Off the ice, 2018-19 also has been one that has taught the former Boston University star a lesson or two in managing his time and the need to improve his discipline and punctuality.

Noting Saturday night to a Globe reporter that he was guilty of being tardy on two team-related occasions, one for a meeting on special teams and another when boarding the bus after a game, McAvoy confirmed that he was called out on his behavior by senior team leadership and that he now better understands his need to pay closer attention to the details and responsibilities of being a pro.

“I’m a young guy, and trying to adjust and learn all the right things,” a contrite-sounding McAvoy said in an interview during the club’s 2-1 win over the Sabres.


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Video- Good Goal Calgary

Credit the ref for not blowing the whistle.


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Watching The 2019 Winter Classic

STAMFORD, Conn. – January 2, 2019 – NBC Sports’ presentation of the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic ® (1-4:30 p.m. ET) across NBC, NBC Sports.com, and the NBC Sports app averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of nearly three million viewers (2.968 million), making it the most-watched Winter Classic in four years and up 20% compared to last year’s game, according to Fast National Data from Nielsen, and digital data from Adobe Analytics.

This year’s game was played at Notre Dame Stadium, home of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, with the Boston Bruins defeating the host Chicago Blackhawks, 4-2. The sellout crowd of 76,126 was the second-largest ever to attend an NHL game.

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Video- Another Winter Classic In The Books, Boston Bruins Defeat The Chicago Blackhawks 4-2

from Emily Sadler of Sportsnet,

Happy New Year, hockey fans. As is tradition, the NHL kicked off a fresh year with a good old game of (professional) shinny on a fresh sheet of outdoor ice.

This year’s Winter Classic saw the Boston Bruins host the Chicago Blackhawks in one of football’s most legendary houses, Notre Dame Stadium.

We collected some of the best images, tweets and videos from the Original Six matchup over the course of the afternoon.

Notre Dame Stadium, home of The Fighting Irish (and also Rudy) has undergone quite the transformation:


Game highlights are below.

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The Puck Drops On The Winter Classic Tomorrow

STAMFORD, Conn. – December 31, 2018 – NBC Sports presents the 11th installment of the NHL’s signature regular-season game on New Year’s Day, as Brad Marchandand the Boston Bruins face off against Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.

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