Game 17: Senators at Bruins preview Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will start a three-game homestand tonight against the Senators. The Bruins have four of their next five games on home ice.
Ottawa is missing its big guns: Erik Karlsson (Achilles), Jason Spezza (back), and Craig Anderson (knee). But the Senators continue to roll amid their injuries. The Senators have won their last five games. http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/...7_senator.html
Marchand doing what he does best Marchand embraces conflict, both with his body and with his mouth. But lately, Marchand has made more noise with his stick than his lip. Marchand leads the Bruins with 10 goals. He is on pace to score 32, which would top his previous high (28 in 2011-12) by four.
“Goals come in bunches,” Marchand said. “You look at every guy who scores goals, maybe except for [Steven] Stamkos. When you’re hot, things go in. There will be times when you go 20 games without a goal. It’s just how it is. http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/...SFJ/story.html
Tyler Seguin’s two-way game solid . Seguin sees that Winnipeg game as the catalyst for his sustained stretch of solid two-way play.
“I got that tip and it took some weight off my shoulders, just getting another one,” he said after yesterday’s practice at Ristuccia Arena. “And since then I’ve just been focusing on my D-zone being good, and whatever happens after that happens. Right now, our team’s playing very well and it’s fun to be a part of it.
Tuukka Rask produces net value . “We’re happy with what Tuukka’s done,” coach Claude Julien said at Ristuccia Arena yesterday. “That seemed to be a question mark in a lot of people’s minds, and hopefully he’s answered those critics.” http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruin...uces_net_value
Boston Bruins on the lookout for secondary scoring WILMINGTON — The 12-2-2 record sparkles. The points percentage of 81.3 is spectacular.
What might be most amazing about the Bruins’ season to date, though, is that something has been missing.
The built-on-defense team game has been there in spades, with Tuukka Rask’s goaltending (1.89 goals-against average; .930 saves percentage) and the Bruins’ penalty-killers (95.1 percent, by far the best in the NHL) leading the way. Pretty much absent, though, has been scoring depth. http://www.patriotledger.com/sports/...ondary-scoring
Senators prediction panel: Game 21 Senators 2, Bruins 1
Does this look like a dumb pick? Absolutely. But there’s something to be said for teams like the Senators, who I’m sure are incredibly frustrating to play against. Opposing teams probably feel they can stomp all over this injury-depleted roster, even if they won’t say it. Discouraging when it doesn’t happen. http://www.senatorsextra.com/main/se...anel-game-21-3
Senators goaltenders delivering stunning numbers Bishop isn’t getting ahead of himself or talking as big as his 6-7, 214-pound frame. He recognizes that the Bruins, who boast an impressive 12-2-2 record, present a major challenge.
“They’re a great team and it’s going to be a tough test for us,” he said.
Milbury to Alex Ovechkin: 'Act like a man, for God's sake' "This is an awful display of hockey by Alex Ovechkin. He should be ashamed of himself. A blind pass? Eight-year-olds don't do this in the offensive zone."
Milbury went on to criticize Ovechkin's attempt to draw a penalty in the second period.
"When you're a big star like this you don't have to act like a baby. This is ridiculous embellishment. He should be embarrassed by this and so should his teammates," he said. "Get up and act like a man, for God's sake." http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL.../20615321.html