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Videos- Lucic On Emelin

Milan Lucic had some works for Alexei Emelin post-game regarding this hip-check.

via Mike Boone of Habs Inside/Out,

As has come to be the norm in the NHL, Emelin’s clean hit drew a retaliatory assault from Zdeno Chara. And late in the game, Lucic speared Emelin from behind – a cheap shot described as a “love tap” by the cretinous P.J. Stock, who is ruining L’Antichambre for me.

Of course, Emelin’s refusal to “answer the bell” will be highlighted this Saturday on Coach’s Corner – the more so because bashing a Russian will take Cherry’s increasingly enfeebled mind off the late-season collapse of his beloved Leafs.

watch the spear below...

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Videos- Boston And Montreal Do Not Like Each Other

First we have an open-ice hip check from Alexei Emelin on Milan Lucic and below we have Kevan Miller agaisnt Travis Moen.

Moen lost his helmet in the fight and needed help getting off the ice.


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The Bruins Are In The Bottom Tier In Power Play Opportunities

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

“We’re not blessed with too many power plays,” Julien said after the Bruins’ 4-2 win in New Jersey on Tuesday, their 10th straight victory. “It’s a part that we still can’t figure out why. We see reasons we should be on the power play. Our penalty kill has to be good because every night we’re killing more than we are on the power play. That’s just the way it has been for years. It’s a good thing we’re a disciplined team. We don’t take a ton of penalties. We just don’t get a ton of power plays.”

Some teams are excellent at drawing power plays. Through 71 games, Washington had gone on the power play a league-leading 255 times and had scored on an NHL-best 23.9 percent of its chances. Their power play is a major reason why the Capitals aren’t with the Islanders, Panthers, and Sabres at the ground floor of the Eastern Conference.

Boston is not one of those teams. Through 69 games, the Bruins had drawn only 192 power plays, the fewest in the league. They finished at the bottom of the NHL last season, too. They had 122 power plays, 81 fewer than the league-leading Canadiens.

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Down 2-0, Colorado Pulls Varlamov With Five Minutes Left In The 3rd Period

With Boston leading 2-0, Patrick Roy pulled goaltender Semyon Varlamov for an extra attacker with five minutes to go in the 3rd period.

Neither team scored but do you think more teams should pull their goalie a little earlier when down by at least two goals?

Roy explains his decision and you can watch it below.  I edited the video to start at the 3 minute mark, so it may be a little slow in loading.

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Do You Want To See A Bruins/Blues Stanley Cup Final?

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

The beauty of the Stanley Cup playoffs lies in its democracy. Once invited, every team has a chance to win it all. That can be fun -- after all, everyone loves an underdog -- but it doesn't always mean we get the best hockey.

So maybe this time around, the Hockey Gods will ditch the whole Cinderella angle and give us the series we truly deserve.

St. Louis vs. Boston.

That might not be the matchup that fans of the Blackhawks or Sharks or Penguins are hoping for, but what a gift to the game that one would be.

Since returning from the Olympic break, the Blues and Bruins have rolled over all comers on an apparent collision course for the Cup final.

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Video- Be Very Afraid Of Chara’s Shot


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Report- Alex Edler Was A Trade Target For The Boston Bruins

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

President Cam Neely told 98.5 The Sports Hub the Bruins had a deal in principle for a player with term remaining on his contract. That trade was shelved, Neely said, because another deal did not happen.

According to a team source, the Bruins’ trade fizzled because an expected transaction between Vancouver and Pittsburgh failed to take place.

The Penguins had been pursuing Ryan Kesler. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Penguins were offering Brandon Sutter, first- and third-round picks, and a defensive prospect.

Once the Canucks moved Kesler to Pittsburgh, they would have proceeded with their trade with the Bruins. The Bruins’ target could not be confirmed. But it’s likely they were targeting smooth-moving left-shot defenseman Alex Edler.

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Report Of Meszaros Going To Boston

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Chara Needs Some Rest

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

In the last 30 days, Zdeno Chara played in five NHL games and four Olympic matches, carried his country’s flag, and traveled to and from Sochi, Russia. The punishing workload is showing up in the captain’s legs.

Since returning from the Olympics, Chara’s top-end speed has flagged. In Buffalo last Wednesday night, Matt D’Agostini blew past Chara in overtime to score the winning breakaway goal. The Rangers, quick to stretch out the Bruins, slipped behind Chara several times Sunday night.

It is imperative for the Bruins to acquire defensive reinforcements before Wednesday’s trade deadline. They need an experienced left-shot defenseman to assume some of Dennis Seidenberg’s responsibilities in the playoffs.

But the Bruins also must distribute some of Chara’s minutes before the playoffs begin.


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Sabres Defenseman Ehrhoff May Be Available

via TSN,

TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger reported this week that general manager Tim Murray is listening in on offers for almost every player on the roster and McKenzie added Friday that while there's no guarantee he'll be traded, the Sabres have asked blueliner Christian Ehrhoff for - as his no-trade clause stipulates - a list of eight teams he doesn't want to be traded to.

Ehrhoff, 31, signed a 10-year deal with the Sabres worth $40 million in 2011. He earned $18 million in the first two years of the contract. The deal then pays $4 million from years three to six and he'll collect $3 million in year seven. He then earns $1 million in each of the remaining three years.

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