Last Skate Of The Day, March 6, 2014.


Mar 6, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) squirts water on his face during the first period against the Washington Capitals at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins had a bad loss to the Washington Capitals five days ago at the TD Garden, losing 4-2. The Bruins came back from that loss with a new purpose and controlled nearly all sixty minutes of the game tonight at the TD Garden. While the scoreboard only said 3-0, the Bruins were everywhere doing everything, and even the league leading scorer Alex Ovechkin had nothing against the Black and Gold tonight. (Boston Bruins)

This was Tuukka Rask‘s league leading sixth shutout this season, and the twenty second of his career.

The Washington Capitals can not look so fondly on the game as the Bruins can. Braden Holtby breaks down the mess of tonight’s game against the Bruins. This was the first time the Bruins got a regular season win against him. (Washington Capitals)

A scary thing happened after the game though. Apparently the netting that protects the fans from goals came down and landed on two fans. Both fans were taken to the hospital due to injuries sustained in the collapse. While the injuries have been reported as not life threatening, it would certainly be a scary experience to have that much netting land on your head. (NESN)

The Bruins by all accounts had a safe, but uninspiring trade session at the deadline. Sometimes they’re exciting game-changers, but for the Bruins they usually aren’t. Cam Neely had eluded to one possible big trade that just couldn’t go through at the eleventh hour. Read about what the Bruins president was talking about here. (CSNNE)

To wrap this one up, the team at Causeway Crowd took a look at one of the exciting game changers, the Thomas Vanek trade to the Montreal Canadiens. Nothing like having the Bruins biggest rival in the NHL pick up the player that has constantly had your number. We’ll see how this new dynamic works when the Bruins travel to Montreal to take on the Canadiens on March 12th. (Causeway Crowd)