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BHN Puck Links: Boston Bruins Bring January Habs Game To Boston

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Once again, the Boston Bruins are moving on the NHL schedule. This time, though, it’s a relocation of a game originally set to be played in Canada that the National Hockey League is looking to relocate due to the reduced fan capacity in NHL arenas.

So the Wednesday, Jan. 12 Boston Bruins originally set for the Bell Centre in Montreal will be a 7 pm puck drop at TD Garden, with a Bruins/Canadiens date in Boston presumably pushed back to Montreal later in the season if the COVID restrictions get lifted and/or eased.

**UPDATE** – Per the NHL and Boston Bruins, the Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens game at TD Garden originally scheduled for March 21 will now be played on January 12. As of now, there is no confirmation now if that March 21 date will now take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Fans who have purchased tickets to the game on March 21 may use those tickets for January 12. Fans with questions should reach out to their Bruins sales representative directly or email ticketing@TDgarden.com

Either way, the NHL continues to push forward with adjustments designed to get in an 82-game regular season this year with as many ticket-buying fans as possible as they look to recoup money from a pair of previous seasons where COVID issues cut things short.

The Boston Bruins are expected to come out with plans on Wednesday as to how fans will be able to purchase tickets for the unexpected bonus game in Boston, so stay tuned for that as well. Now on to the BHN Puck Links:

*Brad Marchand is pissed off about the NHL pulling the plug in the Winter Olympics in his last chance to represent Team Canada as a 33-year-old. (Boston Hockey Now)

*And in other Boston Bruins news, Tuukka Rask is still working out with the rest of the team while without a contract.

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*Nice holiday time piece on Garnet Hathaway and Nic Dowd reflecting on their journeys and the parallels in their lives with the Washington Capitals. (Washington Hockey Now)

*Apparently the San Jose Sharks had a bad win, so the next natural question is what can the Sharks learn from that “bad win”? I think any win should be a good win at this point because it means they actually played an NHL game, which is a giant victory in and of itself. (San Jose Hockey Now)

*This is the truly great part of being on a team. What an act of leadership, kindness and caring by the Stastny family.

*Can you believe there might actually be issues with the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 because of a forecast of “severe cold.” Umm, isn’t that exactly what you’re looking for at the Winter Classic. I remember the Winter Classic at Fenway was pretty darn close to severe cold. (NHL.com)

*One would expect that David Perron and the St. Louis Blues are going to keep this second go-round going given how successful it’s been. (The Athletic)

*For something completely different: The first episode of the Book of Boba Fett is out and I, for one, enjoyed the slow build of characters and story on a Tattooine setting that is awesomely familiar.

Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins and the NHL for 18 years with NBC Sports Boston, WEEI.com, the Boston Metro and the Woburn Daily Times, and currently serves as lead Bruins reporter and columnist for Boston Hockey Now. Haggs always strives to capture the spirt of the thing any way that he can.

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