Hockey News A Bruin, November 20, 2013.


Nov 19, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) clears the puck against the New York Rangers during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Bobby Orr will be in town tomorrow night to drop the ceremonial puck as the Boston Bruins welcome the St. Louis Blues to a match at the TD Garden. Orr is a legend whose name recalls nostalgia for old time hockey and a reverence among NHL players, past and present. A few days ago he sat down with NBC’s Bob Costas and offered his opinion on fighting. Read about his opinion here. (Causeway Crowd)

There is a reason why the Boston Bruins have a 1.76 goals scored against them average. That reasons’ name is Tuukka Rask. Rask will very likely been in net tomorrow night against the St. Louis Blues, and the Associated Press has an early preview of what’s expected at tomorrow night’s game. (AP)

The Bruins owe Rask huge for bailing the team out of a very sloppy game. Yahoo Sports offered a very nice tribute to Tuukka for his work in the 2-1 win at Madison Square Garden (Yahoo)

Sportsnet breaks down Tuukka Rask’s abilities and compares them to Montreal Canadiens’ goaltender Carey Price. As both net minders are Sochi bound, it shows why Rask is just the better goalie. (He even offers up significant evidence proving Rask is better. It’s not just the uniform, it’s the skill of the man in it!) (Sportsnet)

The Winnipeg Jets organization are clamping down hard on a fan based salute to hockey. A certain group of fans has been encouraging the fan base to wear hockey helmets when the Chicago Blackhawks come to the MTS Centre. The Jets organization certainly took the high road when Adam Pardy lost his helmet to a fan and was doused in beer by another. While I think they’re overreacting, they are still a very classy NHL franchise. (Puck Daddy)