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The Boston Bruins saw their first three-game win streak go down in Flames Sunday in an ugly 4-0 loss. 

Can the New York Islanders recover from a brutal start to the season?

Why does the NHL refuse to adapt to and protect its superstars?

That and more in the latest BHN Puck Links:

Boston Bruins

It was far from a Sunday Funday for the Boston Bruins in an ugly 4-0 loss to the Flames Sunday night at TD Garden. My partner-in-crime, Joe Haggerty, has your BHN Talking Points. (BHN)

One of the most alarming issues for the Boston Bruins Sunday was the dormant powerplay that also sabotaged them with sloppy puck control and decision-making. (BHN)

Will Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron finish his career with the B’s if the Quebec Nordiques return to the NHL? (BHN)

National Hockey Now

Our man in Cowtown, Steve MacFarlane has the Flames perspective from Sunday. (Calgary Hockey Now)

Has playing all the way to Game 7 of the Conference Final each of the last two seasons finally caught up to the New York Islanders? (NYI Hockey Now)

What’s the Jenga piece for the Pittsburgh Penguins? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Seattle Kraken sarcastically paid tribute to former Kraken and current Washington Capitals goalie Vitek Vanecek despite the fact he was only a member of the Kraken for seven days. (Washington Hockey Now)

Former Boston Bruins and UMass-Amherst winger Frank Vatrano has been en Fuego for the Florida Panthers recently. (Florida Hockey Now)

The son of hall of famer Igor Larionov blasted the NHL for their blackout policies and it doesn’t take a ‘Professor’ to realize that the league needs to make some change. (Detroit Hockey Now)

Could Colorado Avalanche star forward Nathan MacKinnon be returning soon? (Colorado Hockey Now)

Will the Vegas Golden Knights trade forward Mattias Janmark? (Vegas Hockey Now)

After a hot start, the San Jose Sharks have come back to earth. Can they still challenge for a playoff spot? (San Jose Hockey Now)

There’s no truth to the rumor that Chicago Blackhawks goalie Marc-Andre Fleury had to evade Vancouver Police after he committed grand larceny on the ice in a 1-0 win over the Canucks Sunday. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

Mitch Marner was huge for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Joseph Woll earned his first shutout in a 3-0 win over the Islanders. (Toronto Hockey Now)

NHL

Haggs takes issue with the idea that Connor McDavid should have to adjust his game to the NHL and not vice-versa. (Bulletin)

Do the New York Rangers need to acquire a new backup goaltender? (NY Post)

 

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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William Mahoney

Nothing wrong with Coyle’s performance and with Quebec returning to the NHL I am certain Bergeron will be faithful to the Bruins if management does the right thing.

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