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BHN Daily: Boston Bruins Rolling, Tom Wilson, Remembering The Anthem

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After being humiliated by the Washington Capitals in an 8-1 loss a week ago, the Boston Bruins got revenge with a resounding 6-3 win over their new bitter rival at TD Garden Saturday.

As always, Tom Wilson was at the center of attention for a questionable hit but the bigger story was a revamped Bruins team that has won four straight games since that debacle on April 11 and now trails the Caps by six points.

The Boston Bruins also got some good news on the injury front earlier in the day as well. That and more in an evening edition of the Boston Hockey Now Daily!

 

Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson was at the center of attention again Sunday thanks to a questionable hit on Boston Bruins winger Sean Kuraly 5:52 into the first period Sunday. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Boston Bruins are rolling and Haggs – and I agree wholeheartedly – says Bruins GM Don Sweeney deserves a ton of credit for his work at the NHL Trade Deadline! (Boston Hockey Now)

The Boston Bruins appear to be on the verge of some reinforcements to their lineup as goalie Jaro Halak and defenseman Matt Grzelcyk are nearing returns. (Boston Hockey Now)

In case you missed it, Haggs wrote a touching tribute to the late Johnny Pearson who passed away Friday. Just as he was for Haggs, Pearson was part of the fabric that shaped my love for hockey growing up. ‘Shoot the wrister kids!’ (Boston Hockey Now)

I’d have to agree with NHL On NBC analyst Pierre McGuire calling Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby the ‘most disrespected’ player in the game. He’s the best player and deserves way more love! (Pittsburgh Penguins

Vancouver Canucks Head Coach Travis Green opened up about his and the team’s ordeal with COVID. Good educational read for all you COVID deniers! Also, for those deniers and others who think we’re out of the woods, why is the NHL seriously considering a bubble again? (Sportsnet)

The always blunt Larry Brooks calls the NHL to the carpet for their handling of the Canucks’ COVID situation. (NY Post)

There’s a bitter hockey rivalry brewing in the Sunshine State! (Florida Hockey Now)

What a classy move by the Minnesota Wild when they lined up and shook hands with San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau who had just tied Gordie Howe for the most games ever played. That and more in a cool reflection piece from Sheng Peng. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Finally, since I couldn’t do a Murph’s Music Pick Of The Day on the actual anniversary Saturday, I take you back to a moment that brought me to tears in the TD Garden press box eight years ago. Rene Rancourt hands the mic over to the fans and a city in shock, in mourning but uniting after the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Boston Strong! Never Forget!

 

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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Mike S

Nothing questionable about the Tom Wilson hit. Making a story out of nothing.

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