Last Skate of The Day, February 10, 2014


Feb 8, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins left wing

Brad Marchand

(63) reacts after scoring a goal during the third period against the Ottawa Senators at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins have always been a strong supporter of veterans, active duty and reserve military personnel. One of the highlights of the Bruins 7-2 shellacking of the Ottawa Senators was another 8-spoked salute to a naval flier who has snuck in to surprise his family. A sold out crowd at the TD Garden maintained a solid minute standing ovation for him and his family. It was also great to see the Bruins and the Senators stick tapping their respect to a young man serving his country (Boston Bruins)

Jarome Iginla earned Third Star of the Week honors today from the NHL. Iggy put up a strong five point game with a +5 in the three games he played last week. It’s great to see a Bruins player receive top honors for his work, and it’s good to see it to go to Iginla this week. (Causeway Crowd)

With one more look at the Bruins 7-2 victory, I thought we’d take a look at how the Ottawa Senators saw that game. (Prepare yourself for a few “well, it wasn’t our best game.” quotes.)  (Ottawa Senators)

The Bruins look pretty comfortable going into their Olympic break. They’ve gone 8-1-2 in their last eleven games, and have a solid lead over all the other teams in the Atlantic Division. They’re safely and first, and barring any injuries in Sochi, the team will be just as dangerous once the games are over (CSNNE)

As much as I love my country, I have been routing for Team Canada almost as much as I have for Team USA. At the moment, Team Canada has a lead over our Olympians in the medal count. Team Canada, courtesy of Molson have probably the best beer dispenser of any team at the games. To access the cooler, the athletes have to present their Canadian passport to unlock it. It’s snarky, and it’s true genius. Read the whole story here. (The Post Game)