Fresh Links: Jazzed. Bruins squander lead, beat Blues 5-2. Why David Backes bounced back. Zdeno Chara fight. Peter Cehlarik good fit on second line. New NHL app gives coaches real-time stats. Tuukka Rask franchise milestone. Sports betting coming to Mass. – Stanley Cup of Chowder
A much better outcome for the Bruins on the second of back-to-back games.
The Bruins took it to the Blues last night, winning 5-2. The Rangers visit on Saturday at 7:00PM on NESN, this will be the last chance for a while to see the Bruins in action as they enter the All-Star Game break and their bye week.
Have a quartet of observations from last night’s win. Zdeno Chara was short only the goal to notch a Gordie Howe hat trick. Bruins Daily
Hide yo’ milk crates- a young Tuukka Rask initially impressed scout Goalie Bob Essensa as being technically sound. He is also capable of quite a fireworks display. (With video) NHL
Maybe Bruce Cassidy has found the key to unleashing a strong and effective David Backes– and it isn’t motivation. WEEI
Standings- the Bruins remain 10th in the league overall, NHL 5th in the Eastern Conference, NHL and remain 3rd in the competitive Atlantic Division, NHL where the Canadiensand Penguinslurk in the two Wild Card spots. NHL(Note- links are NOT static)
Elsewhere around the rink:
In news of former Bruins: The Flames will retire Jarome Iginla’s number March 2nd. NHL The same eagle eyes that long ago spied the overlooked, overage WHLer Colby Cave have scooped him up yet again. Edmonton Journal