The Boston Bruins dropped a five-spot on the Montreal Canadiens again in a 5-1 win.
Tuukka Rask will get his first start of the season Thursday and have plenty of Bud Lights waiting for him if he shuts out the Philadelphia Flyers.
The NHL has put any Evander Kane signing on hold as it investigates how and why he crossed the border with COVID.
That and more in the latest BHN Puck Links:
Brad Marchand notched two goals in 13 seconds in the first period and grabbed his fifth career hat trick to pace the Boston Bruins to a 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. (BHN)
Speaking of Marchand, the Boston Bruins star winger was just happy he could sport a smile after that hat trick. (BHN)
The Boston Bruins let it be known they’re not in the Evander Kane sweepstakes. (BHN)
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Here’s the view from Montreal after the Canadiens lost their fourth straight and allowed five goals to the Bruins for a second straight game. (Montreal Hockey Now)
The Habs also lost goalie Jake Allen in the first period against the Boston Bruins. (Montreal Hockey Now)
Don’t be surprised if Canadiens defenseman Chris Wideman heard from the NHL Department of Player Safety for this head-butt on Boston Bruins forward Erik Haula:
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Oh look, it’s another COVIDIOT in Philly! (Philly Hockey Now)
The New York Islanders have been shuffling the lines as they get ready for their first game since Jan. 1 tonight against the New Jersey Devils. (NYI Hockey Now)
The merry-go-round that is the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup continues to spin. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The Washington Capitals have been a hot mess in the neutral zone during their four-game skid. (Washington Hockey Now)
Florida has not only become another porn capital but also a hockey porn destination as well. (Florida Hockey Now)
It can’t be understated how much bringing back Nicklas Lidstrom into his new role will help the Detroit Red Wings. (Detroit Hockey Now)
Could the San Jose Sharks actually make the Stanley Cup Playoffs? (San Jose Hockey Now)
Are the next seven games make or break for the Vancouver Canucks? (Vancouver Hockey Now)
For now, the future can wait as the current Calgary Flames core tries to finally reach its potential. (Calgary Hockey Now)
Not that he’d be on the Habs’ radar heading into the trade deadline but if the Dallas Stars aren’t in the playoff race as the March 21 NHL trade deadline approaches, any team that is would be idiots not to inquire about Joe Pavelski. (TSN)
“Not so fast,” said the NHL to an Evander Kane signing on Wednesday, as they investigated why and how he recently crossed the border from the United States into Canada despite being COVID positive. (Sportsnet)