Hockey News A Bruin 10-20-13


Oct 19, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) skates with the puck as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle (25) defends during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins were able to blank the Tampa Bay Lightning last night 5-0. Tuukka Rask earned his first shutout of the year, and his seventeenth of his career. Twelve different players put up some form of point for Boston in a game so lop sided, the coach of the Lightning had lamented that the only good part of the game for his team was the playing of the national anthem.

Martin Biron announced his retirement from hockey today, following a sixteen year career.  In his NHL career, he accumulated two hundred and thirty wins with twenty eight shutouts. His career had been spent mostly in a back up capacity, and his last season found him being demoted from the New York Rangers down to the AHL after suffering a painful turn in the Rangers’net accumulating a beer league bad 7.61 goals against average, and a .763 save percentage. He tweeted it to his fans today.