Last Skate of the Day, January 20, 2014


Jan 20, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; The Boston Bruins celebrate their victory over the Los Angeles Kings at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins found themselves finishing up back to back matinee action. For some of the players, they haven’t had that kind of double morning work since juniors. The Bruins took on the Los Angeles Kings at the TD Garden, and found a way to win at home, 3-2. While the Bruins, backed up by Chad Johnson in net did a good job of it, one player in particular shined today.

That was Brad Marchand. He earned his league leading fourth short handed goal this afternoon by pulling of a magnificent run on Johnathon Quick, despite being outnumbered 4 to 1. If you missed it, or if you want to see it again, here is this little masterpiece courtesy of the Little Ball of Hate.

Speaking of #63, one of our writers takes a look at Marchand and how he has been on fire of late. (Six goals in the last four games.) It’s a solid article, and you should give it a look to see what else Marchand has cooking up in Boston. (Causeway Crowd)

Nice to know that Joe Haggerty of ComCast Sports Network agrees with us. He goes as far to suggest that Marchand is carrying the Bruins offense right now. While I’m may not agree with that assessment, it has spurred the Bergeron line forward these last few games. (CSNNE)

Here is how the Boston Bruins saw the action go down today. (Boston Bruins)

This is how the Los Angeles Kings saw the go down for them. (Los Angeles Kings)

The story of the animosity that exists between head coaches Bob Hartley and John Tortorella has added another page to it. Today the League suspended Tortorella for fifteen games for his actions following the opening line brawl on Saturday. Hartley was fined $25,000 but not suspended. Turns out these two haven’t liked each other since the mid 90s, all the way back to their AHL careers.   (Democrat and Chronicle)