The Bruins sent a message to the Canucks last night that they were not going to go away quietly, hammering Vancouver to pull within 2-1 in the Stanley Cup final. The win was not without a cost, as Nathan Horton was knocked out by a dirty hit from Aaron Rome. It was released tis morning that Horton suffered a severe concussion and was done for the season. Later that Rome was bounced for the series. Not a good trade for the Bruins, as Rome is an average defenseman at best, and Keith Ballard is just as good.
I’ll have my thoughts on Game 3 up mid-morning or so, but until then, here are some must-reads from around the continent, both about Game 3 and the NHL in general. Enjoy!
Center Ice News has an interesting interview with longtime NHL standout Brian Propp.
E.J Hradek’s has some interesting tidbits in his notes from Game 3 on NHL.com.
Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald blames the NHL for the hit on Nathan Horton.
Can Cole of the Vancouver Sun examines the Rome hit and its affect on the Vancouver defense.
Ken Campbell of The Hockey News chastises Rome for the hit and the Canucks for their effort in Game 3.
THN’s Ryan Kennedy’s piece on the draft combine (a couple days old, but still worth a read).
The Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan looks at the offensive explosion.
Nucks Misconduct is suddenly worried about the obsession with the biting incident. I agree that it needs to go away, but I also find it ironic that everyone in Vancouver thought it was funny before yesterday — now it’s an issue the NHL needs to examine.
Another interesting piece on Burrows’ ride to the NHL from USA Today.
WEEI’s Mike Petragila has Shawn Thornton saying Aaron Rome is a good person.
Less than 36 hours until Game 4!