Last Skate of The Day, January 17th, 2014


Jan 16, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Boston Bruins left wing

Brad Marchand

(63) smiles from the bench after scoring a goal against the Dallas Stars during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Bruins defeated the Stars 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins are going to have one of their toughest games of the season in front of them this Sunday. They will be taking on the defending Stanley Cup Champion, Chicago Blackhawks in the Madhouse on Madison. Both teams have been struggling, but the Blackhawks knocked off the strongest team in the NHL tonight (the Anaheim Ducks) 4-2. In comparison, we took out the anemic Dallas Stars (sorry Tyler Seguin), by the same score. We cover what the Bruins have GOT to do to win this important game. (Causeway Crowd)

The Dallas Stars were beaten rather handily by the Bruins last night. It came down the Black and Gold playing to their strengths and (for the most part) shutting down the Star’s high powered offense. One of those key offensive weapons for Dallas is Tyler Seguin. The former Bruins bad boy earned two assists and second star honors for last night’s performance. Taking a look at the season, Joe Haggerty takes a look back at the big trade, and it seems both sides got what they wanted out of it. (Especially Boston for the acquisition of Reilly Smith.) (CSNNE)

If the Bruins are concerned with this pivotal game on Sunday, they are certainly not showing it. Instead of taking a look at what the B’s will have to do to take on just one of the powerhouses of the West, they’re having their latest in their “getting to know the player” series. This time around, they’re introducing you to the ‘One-Eyed Yeti’, Carl Soderberg. (Boston Bruins)

The latest punishment from the infamous (and occasionally inaccurate) Department of Player Safety was leveled against a member of the Phoenix Coyotes. Martin Hanzal has been fined five thousand dollars for high-sticking Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth in last night’s game. (NHL)

When we blog, we occasionally take out our frustration out on the players that we cover. With that being said, ninety-nine percent of us agree that the player’s wives and children are completely off limits. Well, that wasn’t the case for one blogger going after new Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens‘ wife. It was tasteless, and unnecessary, and of all the people you want to get mad at you, an NHL player should be pretty high on the list. Read the whole mess here, and I sincerely hope things go well for Scrivens and his family in their new city. (Puck Daddy)