Calivn de Haan put a small crack in the Tuukka Rask dam last night. The dam didn’t burst. Rask made 35 saves while Brad Marchand and Chris Wagner each tallied goals leading Boston to a 2-1 Game 3 Eastern Conference win over the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena Tuesday night.
One concern for the Boston Bruins is the health of Wagner. Wagner took a shot off his right arm Tuesday night and did not return to the game. Joe Haggerty tweeted that Wagner had x-rays done after the game while the Boston Herald termed the injury “not good.”
Is Tuukka Rask approaching Tim Thomas status with this 2019 playoff run? Jimmy Murphy argues he is on Boston Hockey Now.
The Hurricanes have been snakebit the entire Eastern Conference Final. Brian LeBlanc of Canes County examines the “the open-net horror show” that has befallen this ‘Bunch of Jerks.’
Pittsburgh Hockey Now grades out Jack Johnson and Erik Gudbranson who were the targets of “never-ending criticism and confusion” in Pittsburgh.
Robert Bortuzzo was an “unlikely hero” for the St. Louis Blues in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final. Benjamin Hochman examines the play of the “other hero,” Oskar Sundqvist, over at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Are you a Sharks fan? Have you been dying to permanently show the world your undying allegiance to the black and teal? Hit the road with the Sharks and your dreams can come true — for free. The Sharks will give fans free tattoos during road games of the Western Conference Final. (NBC Sports)
The Buffalo Sabres have officially named Ralph Krueger as their head coach. Krueger’s latest stint as an NHL coach was in 2011 with the Edmonton Oilers. (Sportsnet)
Luke Fox takes a look at the pros and cons for the top 10 NHL buyout candidates of 2019. (Sportsnet)