Last Skate of The Day, February 6th, 2014


Feb 6, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues celebrate defeating the Boston Bruins in overtime at Scottrade Center. The St. Louis Blues defeat the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Two big things from the Boston Bruins today. First, they released Episode 9 of ‘Behind The B’ tonight on NESN. They then released the episode on their website after it went on TV. Also, they took a postgame look at the Bruins 3-2 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues.  The team did put on a solid effort in the third period to take the game to overtime, but fell short on a T.J. Oshie chip past Tuukka Rask. Here is how the Boston Bruins saw their game (Boston Bruins)

For balance sake, here is how the St. Louis Blues saw the game go down tonight. (St. Louis Blues)

Despite the score at the end of the game, Bruins coach Claude Julien believed that the Bruins were the better team on the ice. So did Johnny Boychuk and Brad Marchand. Here are a few snippets of how the Bruins felt after the loss in St. Louis to the Blues. (NESN)

In Olympic hockey news, it has been determined that Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos will not be medically cleared to play in Sochi for Team Canada. While this is a bit of a heartbreak for Stamkos and Canada, they quickly found a replacement for him, and they didn’t even have to leave the Lightning. Tampa Bay Captain Martin St. Louis got the nod from the Team Canada to fill in the roster slot. This will be St. Louis’ second Olympics (he also competed in 2006), and he’s excited for the opportunity to represent his country again. (NHL)

While the hatred between the Boston Bruins still burns white hot in its intensity, it appears the loathing between the Bruins and Vancouver Canucks has cooled as of late. The Bruins plowed through a dilapidated Vancouver team in their 3-1 win, earning their first win over the Canucks since a certain game seven in 2011. While Marchand might still feel some angst, a majority of the Bruins squad have generally positive things to say about the Canucks team. Perhaps the Black and Gold are finally ready to bury the hatchet with Vancouver. (CSNNE)