The Boston Bruins beat the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday but there’s still plenty of room for improvement as they get set to host Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.
An old Boston Bruins and Brad Marchand nemesis is headed to the KHL.
Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin surprised the local media with lunch on Wednesday.
That and more in the latest Boston Hockey Now Puck Links:
It wasn’t pretty but the Boston Bruins snuck by the depleted but pesky Ottawa Senators Tuesday night. (BHN)
The Boston Bruins aren’t resting on their laurels but as my partner-in-crime, Joe Haggerty wrote in his latest BHN + column, there haven’t been many laurels to rest on so far this season. (BHN)
The Boston Bruins are expected to get two players back into their lineup Thursday against the Edmonton Oilers but will also lose one to injury.
#NHLBruins updates per Coach Cassidy:
Nick Foligno is likely to return tomorrow vs. Edmonton. Anton Blidh could be back in as well.
Trent Frederic (upper-body) will not play.
Jack Studnicka will head down to play with Providence tonight.
Linus Ullmark gets start vs. Oilers. pic.twitter.com/ySQgtrScdz
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 10, 2021
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The Boston Bruins, and more specifically, Bruins winger Brad Marchand have a long, bitter history with winger Leo Komarov heading back to his days with the Toronto Maple Leafs. It appears that rivalry may be done, as Komarov has headed home to the KHL and his NHL career is in doubt. (NYI Hockey Now)
Alex Ovechkin has been delivering plenty of goals on the ice this season as he chases Wayne Gretzky for the all-time scoring title and on Wednesday, ‘Ovie’ was delivering pizza to the media. (Washington Hockey Now)
He showed plenty of promise but alas, Capitals rookie forward Hendrix Lapierre was sent back to the Acadie-Bathurst in the QMJHL and Patrice Bergeron’s former team. (Washington Hockey Now)
Speaking of goals, with his two goals on Tuesday, Florida Panthers captain Sasha Barkov is now tied for the most goals in Panthers franchise history with Olli Jokinen. (Florida Hockey Now)
What goalies are likely to be dealt before the NHL Trade Deadline in late March? (Toronto Hockey Now)
The Vegas Golden Knights have been rolling out an endless red carpet for Jack Eichel this week. (Vegas Hockey Now)
The Montreal Canadiens admire their teammate Carey Price even more after the Habs goalie announced that he has been battling substance abuse issues. (Montreal Hockey Now)
Will toning down the dress code for games and travel help the NHL become more mainstream? (Sportsnet)
Finally, Happy Birthday to the United States Marines Corps! Semper Fi!