Last night’s game against the Minnesota Wild was not in favor of the Boston Bruins. During the second intermission, the Minnesota Wild found out that they had secured the Playoff wildcard spot for the Western Conference. On top of that, they tied up the game in the third period and even won the shootout. The Boston Bruins may be resting some of their players, but they admit that last night’s game was not their best night. (more)
After having a few days off from their win on Saturday, the Boston Bruins will go to Minnesota where they will face the Minnesota Wild. First in the Atlantic Division and now first in the Eastern Conference going into the playoffs, the Bruins must continue their efforts like they did against the Flyers tomorrow night. (more)
Marian Hossa found the net the twice yesterday as the Chicago Blackhawks went on to coast by the Minnesota Wild 4-1 at the United Center. Minnesota took the lead early courtesy of Guillaume Latendresse 13:52 into the contest. John Madden then tied it up before the start of the second period. Hossa’s first goal helped Chicago gain the lead, where the lineup proceeded to pad the stats from there.
“We like the way we’re playing,” said Chicago coach Joel Quenneville. “I think at home, we’ve been very effective in a lot of ways. Ask me at the end of that eight-game road trip we got coming up at the end of the month and we’ll have a better idea.” The Blackhawks have now won four straight and will look to continue their streak against the Boston Bruins Thursday at the TD Garden. The Wild are next set to host the Calgary Flames back in Minnesota.
Milan Lucic has been reported to miss another four weeks of hockey due to a high-ankle sprain injury suffered in Wednesday’s contest against the Minnesota Wild. The Boston Bruins then matched up with the New Jersey Devils today at the TD Garden without their young LW, resulting in a 2-1 shootout victory in favor of the Devils. Jamie Langenbrunner and Zach Parise netted the key shots to give goalie Martin Brodeur the W as he became the all-time minutes leader in NHL history.
Brodeur came up with 32 saves while surrendering just one goal to Blake Wheeler in the second period. The three-time Stanley Cup champion along with logging 60,235 career minutes, leads in total regular season wins for goalies and ranks second in league shutouts behind former Red Wing Terry Sawchuk. The 16-6 Devils will now travel back to their home ice for a Saturday game against the New York Islanders.
As for the Bruins, they will have to find a way to produce once again without Lucic on the ice. GM Peter Chiarelli believes he’ll be back after a good amount of adequate rest, saying “when I saw the injury happen, you look at the stress on the lower knee and the ankle, I certainly expected worse.” Boston is scheduled to host the Ottawa Senators tomorrow at 7:00 PM before the Tampa Bay Lightning come to town December 2nd.
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