Last Skate of The Day, March 2, 2014.


Mar 2, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers during the third period at Madison Square Garden. The Bruins defeated the Rangers 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins played the worst opening half of a period we’ve seen all year(They were being outshot fourteen to one at one point). Thankfully the other two and a half periods got progressively better as the Bruins ended up getting a six pack past Henrik Lundqvist (Happy Birthday Hank!) to beat the New York Rangers 6-3. Here is how the Boston Bruins saw their victory and the great second period turnaround. (Boston Bruins)

It also pulls the Bruins to within three points of the Eastern Conference leaders, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Here’s how the New York Rangers saw the game as it developed. To be honest, this game was partially about the Bruins recovering from their mistakes, and the Rangers defense collapsing like a souffle that heard a loud noise. (New York Rangers)

The Bruins are going to need to figure out what their plan is on a possible trade before the deadline on Wednesday. The NHL Trade blog has been following the Bruins and are wondering just like us whether or not some of the Black and Gold will be leaving for another city while Boston finds a rental defensemen who will fit the bill for the Bruins (NHL)

Well, another stadium series game is in the book, and it had the Ottawa Senators coming back from a two goal defecit to defeat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2. Once again, the Canucks organization decided to fan a new goalie controversy by sitting Roberto Luongo for this important game, and not even the fans begging to have him on the ice changed John Tortorella’s mind. (We all know that Claude Julien will occasionally humor us by putting in a player the crowd calls for.) So, how bad is it getting in Vancouver. On a scale of one to Buffalo, it’s a solid nine.(Yahoo)