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Montreal Canadiens all-star center Nick Suzuki said he would love for his 2022 all-star teammate and Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron to sign with the Habs in July.

The Boston Bruins beat the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 last night but they lost goalie Tuukka Rask to a lower-body injury prior to the game.

The much-maligned Evander Kane will make his Edmonton Oilers debut against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre Saturday night on Hockey Night In Canada. 

That and more in the latest BHN Puck Links:

Boston Bruins

Will Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki try to recruit his boyhood idol and Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron, who’s set to become an unrestricted free agent in July? (MHN)

The Bruins bounced back from the loss in Colorado and beat the Coyotes 2-1 Friday in Arizona. (BHN)

Are the Boston Bruins paving the way to finally get goalie Tuukka Rask his AHL tuneup games via a conditioning assignment? (BHN)

Boston Bruins winger Taylor Hall has been under scrutiny for not dropping the gloves after laying a clean hit that injured Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon in a 4-3 overtime loss on Wednesday. On Friday, Hall addressed that scrutiny. (BHN)

National Hockey Now

Speaking of the Canadiens and potential UFAs they may be interested in, Montreal native and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang could also enter the UFA market in July. However, as our man in Pitt, Dan Kingerski reports, Letang and the Pens are set to begin contract talks in earnest soon. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Evander Kane will make his Edmonton Oilers debut at the Bell Centre Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens. (MHN)

Speaking of MacKinnon, the Avalanche announced on Friday that the star forward suffered a broken nose from that unfortunate incident with Hall Wednesday. (Colorado Hockey Now)

A cool moment before the Washington Capitals and Dallas Stars went at it last night. Former Caps goalie Braden Holtby and Alex Ovechkin caught up. The pair won a Stanley Cup together in 2018. (Washington Hockey Now)

Does the ownership and hockey operations staff for the Philadelphia Flyers have a disconnect with Flyers fans? (Philly Hockey Now)

Florida Panthers and former Boston College star goalie Spencer Knight was sent to Charlotte (AHL) on Friday. (Florida Hockey Now)

Could the Smith brothers finally play as Red Wings teammates this weekend? (Detroit Hockey Now)

Zach Whitecloud is emerging as a top 4 defenseman for the Vegas Golden Knights. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Will the NHL’s choice to not suspend Kane affect the contract termination from the San Jose Sharks? (San Jose Hockey Now)

FOBHN (Friend of Boston Hockey Now), Rob Simpson has the latest goalie news for the Vancouver Canucks. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

The Calgary Flames are poised to make a big move, or two, before the March 21 NHL Trade Deadline. (Calgary Hockey Now)

NHL

TSN investigative reporter Rick Whitehead, whom I hold the utmost respect for, did an agonizing but necessary profile on former NHLer Ian White’s wife Tess, and how addiction affects those that love the addict. I have a family member who has battled addiction for 20 years and you can trust me, it takes its toll. (TSN)

New York Rangers legendary goalie Henrik Lundqvist was honored at MSG Friday night as No. 30 went to the Garden rafters. (ESPN)

Back to Kane’s return to the NHL, the embattled winger tried to downplay the narrative that he’s a bad teammate in his introductory press conference with the Edmonton Oilers. (Sportsnet)

 

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