While Stanley Cup playoff hockey is undoubtedly intense, and that goes double for a team with legit Cup aspirations like the Boston Bruins, there is still room for some great family moments before and after the games. That’s becoming more and more the norm again now as larger crowds are being allowed back in the NHL buildings and that was the case before Friday night’s Game 4 when B’s fourth liner Curtis Lazar had a postcard moment with his young family.
Lazar just had a baby son, Owen, about a week before the mid-April NHL trade deadline where he was dealt to the Boston Bruins, and the baby boy was there for his first NHL game to greet his dad during pregame warm-ups at TD Garden on Friday night.
Talk about super cute.
— NESN (@NESN) May 21, 2021
Clearly Owen’s presence brought the Bruins good luck in their 4-1 win over the Capitals to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, so maybe the Lazar family is going to have to make a habit attending the home playoff games through this current playoff run.
Now on to the BHN Puck Links:
*How can Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim make sure that he doesn’t plateau again for the Philadelphia Flyers next season? (Philly Hockey Now)
*Kevan Miller is out for Game 5 after taking a flying forearm from Dmitry Orlov, and the Boston Bruins aren’t happy about it. (Boston Hockey Now)
*Interesting fantasy draft from the Athletic writers in Buffalo where they each drafted teams to perfectly represent the dysfunction with the Sabres organization over the last decade. I knew Ville Leino was going to be a lottery pick and sure enough he was. (The Athletic)
*The Edmonton Oilers are still trying to find their footing in a playoff series where they’ve fallen down 0-2 to the Winnipeg Jets. (Sportsnet)
*Bobrovsky is off the case! Boy it sure sounds like the Florida Panthers are in trouble at this point.
— JayOnSC (@JayOnSC) May 22, 2021
*It sounds like John Tavares is doing as well as can be expected. Interesting detail here that hearing Jason Spezza’s voice on the ice had a calming effect on the Toronto captain after the nasty collision with Corey Perry. (Bardown)
*What a great commercial for the Stanley Cup playoffs. This action is fantastic.
Stanley Cup playoff action is fantastic https://t.co/llkOiGZGKF
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) May 22, 2021
*Good job by Sheng Peng getting some explosive quotes from the PHPA about the AHL playoff situation, which has been a mess by all accounts this postseason. (San Jose Hockey Now)
*For something completely different: Did you know that Yoga was banned in Alabama classrooms for the last 30 years? Yeah, me neither. Ridiculous. (CNN)