Last Skate Of The Day, March 13-14, 2014


Mar 13, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins goalie

Tuukka Rask

(40) is congratulated by left wing

Carl Soderberg

(34) after defeating the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins beat the Phoenix Coyotes last night at the TD Garden. Goals by Zdeno Chara and Jarome Iginla helped power the Bruins to their seventh straight win. That puts them just them back atop the Eastern Conference and just four points behind the St. Louis Blues for the overall point lead in the NHL.

Daniel Paille has been out of the line up these last few games. He’s currently going through the concussion protocols to make sure he’s one hundred percent before he gets back on the ice. After the morning skate, the Bruins Merlot Man took the time to discuss with the media how he’s feeling and how he is looking forward to getting back on the ice on the Bruins’ fourth line. (Boston Bruins)

Speaking of happy returns to the ice, former Bruin Rich Peverley stopped by to say hi to his fellow Dallas Stars members after being released. He experienced a “cardiac event” that left him on responsive on the Stars bench a couple of nights ago.  By ‘cardiac event’  we mean literally dying. Now that’s the definition of a hockey player. Dies on the bench, gets revived, and his first question after being brought back to life is how much time is left in the period and when is he getting back on the ice. I don’t think Bruins fans ever gave him enough credit for stepping into Nathan Horton‘s place in 2011. Glad to see he’s OK, and amongst his teammates.  (Dallas Stars)

On that same note, Alex Chiasson will be back on the ice after experiencing a series of anxiety attacks after watching Peverley go down. Watching someone you respect drop dead in front of you is a seriously life changing event, and I’m glad to see he’s able to get back on the ice as well. (Dallas Stars)

By now, you’ve all seen the Zdeno Chara video for Dynasty. Three goalies sitting terrified at the awesome power of the fastest slop shot in the NHL. Well, apparently there was a version that was even nastier. Take a look at the original video and picture the NHL goalie you hate the most being on the receiving end of that slap shot. (YouTube)