It’s only two games but it’s been crystal clear that the Boston Bruins are starting to find their groove again. Despite the fact that they were once again icing a depleted blue line Thursday night, the Bruins finally beat the New York Islanders in what was arguably their most complete effort of the season in a 4-1 win at TD Garden.
For the last two weeks, the Vancouver Canucks were ravaged by COVID and now the Colorado Avalanche are becoming the latest team to be ravaged by the virus.
Could the 2021 Hobey Baker Award winner be making his NHL debut this weekend?
That and more in your Boston Hockey Now Daily!
My partner-in-crime thinks that the last two Boston Bruins games and more specifically the win over the New York Islanders Thursday, in the first of a back-to-back set at TD Garden that concludes tonight, was a sign of good things to come. Are the Bruins finally finding their stride and set to make that playoff push? (Boston Hockey Now)
New Boston Bruins winger Taylor Hall used his trademark explosive speed to score his first goal as a Boston Bruin and his first in 17 games this season. (Boston Hockey Now)
The lads over at NYI Hockey Now take a look at how that Taylor Hall goal served as a backbreaker for the New York Islanders Thursday. (NYI Hockey Now)
After Colorado Avalanche goalie Philip Grubauer tested positive for COVID on Wednesday and rookie defenseman Bowen Byram did on Thursday, another Avalanche player did on Friday. As a result, the Avalanche games against the Los Angeles Kings tonight and Sunday as well as Tuesday’s game against the St. Louis Blues will be postponed. (Colorado Hockey Now)
Speaking of the Avalanche, former Northeastern head coach and Arlington, MA native Greg Cronin is doing a great job of nurturing the young defensive prospects for the Av’s with the Colorado Eagles in the AHL. (Colorado Hockey Now)
New Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jeff Carter made his Penguins debut against his former team, the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday and Dan Kingerski breaks it down. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Is the much-anticipated Florida rivalry between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers finally here? (Florida Hockey Now)
Former Wisconsin Badgers winger and 2021 Hobey Baker Award winner Cole Caufield has been called up from the Laval Rocket by the Montreal Canadiens and could make his NHL debut tomorrow against the Ottawa Senators. (Sportsnet)