The Boston Bruins let another two points slip away, and a new head coach couldn’t prevent the Ottawa Senators from doing the same.
That, NHL news, the latest NHL trade rumors, and more in the latest Boston Hockey Now Bruins Daily:
Boston Hockey Now: For the third time in their last four games, the Boston Bruins blew a third period lead and lost 4-3 in overtime to the Minnesota Wild thanks to a 40-save performance by future hall-of-fame goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.
Boston Hockey Now: The NHL Holiday Roster Freeze went into effect at midnight, and as expected, before that, there were no moves made by Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney.
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Montreal Hockey Now: Despite being in the capital for this Quebec delicacy, there is no poutine on the menu for Montreal Canadiens winger Cole Caufield.
Detroit Hockey Now: With their goalies dropping like flies, the Detroit Red Wings signed former Boston Bruins farmhand Michael Hutchinson.
Toronto Sun: In a touching pre-game ceremony before their game against the New York Rangers, the Toronto Maple Leafs honored John Tavares.
NHL.com: A coaching change didn’t do much to protect a 3-0 lead for the fraudulent Ottawa Senators.
WGR 550: The Columbus Blue Jackets put a 9-4 whopping on the Buffalo Sabres, and fans must be asking what the bleep to general manager Kevyn Adams?
Deadspin: The Tampa Lightning throttled the St. Louis Blues 6-1, and it’s pretty clear now the frontrunner for the Hart Trophy is Nikita Kucherov.
NYI Hockey Now: Are the Edmonton Oilers starting to stumble again after a 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders?
New Jersey Hockey Now: What are the New Jersey Devils going to do to jumpstart winger Timo Meier?
Philly Hockey Now: That’s nine straight games with a point for the Philadelphia Flyers!
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: One general manager to keep an eye on when the NHL Holiday Roster freeze is lifted will be Pittsburgh Penguins GM Kyle Dubas.
Chicago Hockey Now: That was an impressive win over the Colorado Avalanche by the Chicago Blackhawks.
Vegas Hockey Now: Carolina apparently was not on the minds of the Vegas Golden Knights.
San Jose Hockey Now: What’s up with winger Anthony Duclair being a healthy scratch for the San Jose Sharks?
The Eye Test: Finally, if you love feel-good stories and just hockey stories in general, you’ll want to check out the latest Eye Test Podcast episode with Anaheim Ducks head coach Greg Cronin: