Hockey News a-Bruin’ for October 4th, 2013


Oct 3, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins right wing

Shawn Thornton

(22) battles for the puck along the boards with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman

Andrej Sustr

(62) during the third period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Well, if you didn’t hear the good news… rejoice Bruins Nation! The Boston Bruins opened up the 2013-14 season with a 3-1 home win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. It wasn’t a perfect game, but overall a lot of us were happy. Two short handed goals, and a five for five penalty kill.  Here’s what Bruins Merlot Man and enforcer Shawn Thornton thought. (CSNNE)

Also, here is the opinion of Chris Kelly, Milan Lucic, Jarome Iginla, and Bruins coach Claude Julien. (CSNNE)

Speaking of great new beginnings, the Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes came out with a strong start against the New York Rangers, fighting hard to get themselves a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers. (The Sports Exchange)

The Associated Press has a run down on the upcoming game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Nashville Predators. Avs’ coach Patrick Roy was fined $10,000 for a Roy-ish outburst after their 6-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks. (AP)

We all know they take hockey seriously in Canada. A Canadian supreme court justice is in hot water for claiming that he was selected to be drafted by the NHL fifty years ago, and the Detroit Red Wings don’t remember ever doing that. (Pro Hockey Talk)

The Penguins have had a rough time with their goalies as of late, but the guys over at Bleacher Report say that it is still smooth sailing over in Pittsburgh (other than that rather not to classy move taking Jaromir Jagr off their wall of fame. Although they did put Marc Recchi up there in his place.) (Bleacher Report)