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The Boston Bruins are suddenly an offensive juggernaut.

Will Tuukka Rask still tune-up with the Providence Bruins?

Montreal Canadiens winger Brendan Gallagher is the latest big-name veteran Habs player to hit the NHL trade rumor circuit.

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin is set to return.

That and more in the latest BHN Puck Links:

Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins have won five of their last six games and with their 7-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday night, they have outscored their opponents 28-15 during that span. The Bruins have also scored five or more goals in four of those six games. (BHN)

Prior to the win in Washington Monday night, the Boston Bruins placed defensemen Connor Clifton and Derek Forbort into COVID Protocol. (BHN)

Will goalie Tuukka Rask still play a tuneup game for the Providence Bruins before signing with the Boston Bruins? (BHN)

National Hockey Now

The Edmonton Oilers need sandpaper and if Oilers general manager Ken Holland and Montreal Canadiens executive vice president of hockey operations, Jeff Gorton – and whomever he hires as GM – could work the money out, Brendan Gallagher could be the man to fill that role for the Oilers. (Montreal Hockey Now)

Could the Montreal Canadiens be getting some reinforcements upfront when they return to action in Boston Wednesday night against the Bruins? (Montreal Hockey Now)

Say what you want about some of the signings New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello has made since taking over as Isles GM but no one can argue that Lamoriello has gotten more than he paid for in the one-year contract to old friend Zach Parise. (NYI Hockey Now)



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It appears Evgeni Malkin will make his long-awaited return to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup Tuesday in Anaheim when the Pens play the Ducks. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers are using their mini-break to get healthy again. (Florida Hockey Now)

When will Detroit Red Wings captain Dyklan Larkin be healthy again? (Detroit Hockey Now)

Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog is back in COVID protocol. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Jack Eichel is going to ‘Vegas baby! Vegas!’ (Vegas Hockey Now)

After having his contract terminated by the San Jose Sharks Sunday, it appears that Evander Kane won’t have to wait long to return to the NHL. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Scituate, MA native Conor Garland is becoming a star for the Vancouver Canucks. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

If the Calgary Flames decide to hit the NHL trade market soon, who could they acquire? (Calgary Hockey Now)


Another NHL game has been postponed. (TSN)

Why will former Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin be a good fit for the Los Angeles Kings? (32 Thoughts Podcast)

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN,, 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

Connor Cliffton looks god as a Bruin – hop he recovers fast nd returns to the lineup.


how bout a substantial trade with Coyotes.

Chychrun, Crouse and Kessel (Sal retained), to Boston.

DeBrusk, grez, Lysell, Moore, 2nd rounder in 2023.

Hertl to boston.

Haula, steen and 2nd rounder in 2022.

Marchand bergy smith

Hall Hertl Pasta

Crouse Coyle Kessel

Frederic Nosek Lazar


Chychrun McAvoy

Reily Carlo

Forbert Clifton

Vaakenienen Wolfe

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