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Video- “You Have To Start Getting This Right NHL” - Flyers/Islanders

Certainly the wrong call.


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A One-Year Deal For Zdeno Chara

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, March 23, that the team has signed defenseman Zdeno Chara to a one-year contract extension through the 2019-2020 season worth $2 million, plus an additional $1.75 million in performance-based incentives.

Chara, who is in his 21st NHL season and 13th with Boston in 2018-19, has appeared in 55 games this season, recording four goals and seven assists for 11 points with a plus-16 rating.

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The Minnesota Wild Find Themselves In A Playoff Spot After Win Against The Washington Capitals

from Dane Mizutani of the Pioneer Press,

After Friday’s impressive win, the Wild are back in a playoff position, one point clear of the Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes, both of which have a game in hand.

“It means temporarily we’re in a playoff spot,” Boudreau said. “That’s what that means.”

He placed tons of emphasis on the word “temporarily” and for good reason. After all, the Wild have made a habit of looking like Stanley Cup contenders from time to time, only to follow it up with a wretched performance akin to that of a Pee Wee game.

“I think we’re trying to figure it out, too,” Zach Parise said, trying to explain the Jekyll and Hyde charade to no avail. “Just like we’ve been doing for a little while, we got ourselves right back in the mix, so it was a good win.”


Catch the game highlights below.

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NHL Short Notes


Home Team in Caps

Minnesota 2, WASHINGTON 1

ANAHEIM 4, San Jose 3 (OT)

NHL Morning Skate – March 23, 2019

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Yanni Gourde Suspended Two Games

Follow the link for the video.


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Bob Murray On The Health Of Ryan Kesler And Patrick Eaves

via Kyle Shohara of the Ducks website,

With the season winding down, Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager and Interim Head Coach Bob Murray today gave injury updates to Ryan Kesler and Patrick Eaves.

Kesler has missed the past seven games with a hip injury and has been limited to 60 games this season. The 34-year-old center appeared in his 1,000th NHL game on March 5 at Arizona. "We're going to meet with the doctors tonight, Kes and I," Murray said to reporters today. "Kes has to get everything in his life in order as to what he has to do in order to play. It's not exactly good for his body, the things he puts himself through. We need to take full inventory of where he is in his life and go forward from there. The agent and I have talked a bunch."

Murray wasn't optimistic when asked if there's a chance the former Selke Trophy winner suits up over the final two weeks of the season. "I doubt strongly you'll see him again this year."

Eaves hasn't played with the Ducks since Feb. 4 vs. Toronto and has been limited to seven games this season. The 34-year-old forward has also appeared in seven games with the AHL's San Diego Gulls, most recently on Feb. 23. Eaves played just two games last season because of post-viral syndrome.

"He's had a setback," said Murray. "Texted with him yesterday. There is no new diagnosis or anything. This is a very troubling situation, and everybody is doing the best they can with it. There is no diagnosis, and he's just struggling again with everything. Like Kes, we hope he gets better so he can have a normal life. I don't want to speak for him, but he's just struggling. It's more like what he had last year.

"He's experiencing some of the same issues as last year. Let's just leave it at that."

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Afternoon Line- Scotty Bowman

"Vasilevskiy, to me, is the key. Whoever Tampa plays (in the playoffs), the goaltender at the other end is going to have to really rise to the occasion. You don't win in the playoffs unless your goalie outplays the other guy. That's historic."

-Scotty Bowman.  Dave Stubbs of NHL.com has much more from Bowman, including talking about his Montreal and Detroit teams.

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Video- Brian Burke On Eugene Melnyk And The Ottawa Senators

via Sportsnet,

The Hockey Central at Noon panel discuss the consistently problematic actions of Eugene Melnyk.



Melnyk made a radio appearance today and again made some controversial comments...

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Yanni Gourde Will Be Meeting With DoPS Today


Watch the hit here from last night.

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The Playoff Race


Western Conference is below.

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