Last Skate of the Day: January 1st, 2014


Jan 1, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs players

Phil Kessel

(left) and

James van Riemsdyk

(right) are introduced as members of the U.S. Olympic hockey team after the 2014 Winter Classic hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Happy New Year to everyone! While the Boston Bruins finished out the year with a depressing 5-3 loss to the New York Islanders, the Bruins are still one of the top teams in the National Hockey League, and they’re bound to come out growling and roaring in 2014.

Team USA Hockey has announced their roster for the upcoming Olympics in Sochi. The Boston Bruins were shutout from any selections for Team USA. All in all, but it’s not a total surprise. The Bruins do not have many American players on the roster. Here is the list of the players selected to play for Team USA: 2014 Olympic Hockey Team.

The Boston Bruins have announced that both Carl Soderberg and Dougie Hamilton have been cleared to play and will likely play in tomorrow night’s game against the Nashville Predators at the TD Garden. That’s good news to have a solid presence on the third line return and have one of our blueliners back in action. Read the whole article here: (Boston Bruins)\n
The Winter Classic was today. The Toronto Maple Leafs edged out the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in the largest outdoor game to date. It was a fantastic game as professional athletes got to live out some form of childhood fantasy in front of a hundred thousand plus spectators. The 2015 Winter Classic is coming, and the Boston Bruins are on the shortlist of making the team. (Boston)

The Bruins have dropped two straight games. It’s been a bit of a mess with the roster with all the injuries. Tuukka Rask has been a little off his game as well. He wasn’t supposed to play the second Ottawa game, and things just went amiss in the home game against the Islanders. But is Rask in a slump? He doesn’t think so (NBC Sports)