Looks like Boston Bruins fans had more fight in them than the Bruins players last Friday in Arizona.
That, more Boston Bruins news and the latest from around the NHL in the latest Boston Hockey Now Bruins Daily:
Apologies for neglecting to include this in the Bruins Daily over the weekend but man, what a melee between Boston Bruins and Arizona Coyotes fans this past Friday night! In case you missed it, just an all-out donnybrook here that sadly saw some coward punch a woman. Credit to her though, she got right back up and at it.
Insane crowd fight at the Coyotes-Bruins game last night. Excellent work from the cop in the foreground! pic.twitter.com/BQhFXtHG9g
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) December 10, 2022
As one could imagine, there were probably plenty of bruises and minor injuries and now comes this report from our buddy Eric Engels of Sportsnet that one fan lost part of his finger.
Coyotes CEO Xavier Gutierrez says someone had part of their finger bitten off during that insane brawl at Mullet Arena last week.
— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) December 12, 2022
After losing 4-3 to the Coyotes on Friday, the Boston Bruins went Las Vegas and got some payback on their former head coach Bruce Cassidy and beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1. As my colleague, Joe Haggerty pointed out on Monday, hopefully the Bruins players, and specifically winger Jake DeBrusk – who scored the game-winning goal – can move on from their issues they had with Cassidy.
National Hockey Now
PGH: Evgeni Malkin scored the game-winner in a hard-earned 2-1 win for the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Dallas Stars.
PHI: Former Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins winger Jaromir Jagr was forced out of retirement and played for the team he owns, Kladno Knights of the Czech Extraliga League, this past weekend.
NYI: Will the New York Islanders jump into the NHL trade sweepstakes for Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat?
FLA: What’s up with the Florida Panthers this season? Why are they so sluggish?
DET: Detroit Red Wings forward Robby Fabbri is slated to return to the lineup in January.
COL: Are the Colorado Avalanche finally getting healthy?
VGK: The Vegas Golden Knights have placed forward Jack Eichel and defenseman Zach Whitecloud on injured reserve.
LAK: Who will step up and provide the offense for the Los Angeles Kings while Viktor Arvidsson is out of the lineup?
SJS: San Jose Sharks goalie James Reimer has been activated off of injured reserve.
Canada Hockey Now
MTL: Could the Montreal Canadiens be without top goal scorer Cole Caufield after he left the game Monday following a big hit Monday against the Flames?
CGY: Calgary Flames defenseman Chris Tanev also suffered an injury in that 2-1 loss to the Canadiens on Monday night.
As mentioned above, Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat is on the NHL trade block and that’s because he rejected the Canucks’ latest contract extension offer.