Last Skate of the Day, January 29, 2014


Sep 23, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins right wing

Shawn Thornton

(22) skates in the offensive zone during the third period against the Washington Capitals at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins came out firing on all cylinders as they handily handed the Panthers and Tim Thomas a healthy serving of Boston Creamed Pie in their 6-2 win at the TD Garden. It was one of those games that so irked Tim Thomas he had stated that he would have rather watched the State of the Union Address then play that game. Shawn Thornton put in a goal that was so filthy that everyone at the TD Garden had to be tested afterwards. (I was there and it was that good of a goal. If you would like to see it again, here it is.) It amazed the fans, and impressed players on both teams. (Boston Sports Desk)

At the end of the game, Tim Thomas had a Tuukka Time meltdown swinging his stick like a broadsword, connecting with the neck of Carl Soderberg. Here’s a breakdown of that event, courtesy of the FanSided family. (FanSided) It was decided by the Department of Player Safety that Thomas will not be facing supplementary discipline for that hit.

The Bruins have their oldest rival coming into town tomorrow, the Montreal Canadiens. Our new Co-Editor at Causeway Crowd Duncan Day takes a look at the ancient rivalry and matches up the teams for tomorrow night’s tilt. I think we all agree on who we believe will take this match tonight. (Causeway Crowd)

It’s pretty clear the Bruins are playing some of their best hockey of the season right now. They’re playing to their strengths and making it bloody hard for the opposition to score on them. With three six goal games in a row, they certainly on a roll going into the Canadiens game. (CSNNE)

Here’s a small taste of what we’ll probably see tomorrow night. As awesome as that game was, this one was better.