Boston Bruins: Last Skate Of The Day, March 22, 2014


Mar 21, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Boston Bruins goalie

Chad Johnson

(30) is congratulated for the win over the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. The Bruins defeated the Avalanche 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins have proven that they are one of the finest teams in all of the National Hockey League. Tonight, the numbers finally backed up what the faithful of the Black and Gold have been saying since September. With their 4-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes tonight, the Boston Bruins are now statistically the best team in the NHL.  They’re also on a twelve game hot streak which is the hottest run of any team this year. (Boston Bruins)

Shawn Thornton has been one of those players that puts his heart into his team and his community. He and his fellow fourth liners(Daniel Paille and Gregory Campbell) were rewarded for their hard work and dedication with the go ahead goal in last night’s match in the desert. When he’s not making players or making other players wish they never seen him, he’s out in Boston helping to raise funds to battle cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Wednesday afternoon will have Thornton and the Bruins getting their heads shaved for charity. (Shawn Thornton Foundation)

Johnny Boychuk was back on the ice after having been out three games after suffering a very odd injury. “I watched the video and it looked absolutely terrible,” said Boychuk of the play that sent him into the boards. “I got a picture from Dougie Hamilton and it looked like I was a little ball going into the boards. I’m just glad everything is okay with me, and I’m back.” Boychuk’s made himself known on the ice, and it was great to see him back in action.(CSNNE)

When I get a good sit in the lower rows, the thing that drives me ‘nucking futs’ is when a fan in the first row bangs away on the glass if somehow they could communicate with the players on the ice. It annoys me to no end. The glass refraction makes it hard to see part of the game far away, and that fan will usually screw up your game enjoyment. I’d like to thank the Montreal Canadiens and the Columbus Blue Jackets for handing out this little piece of moral satisfaction. (Puck Daddy)

The Edmonton Oilers had another one of those disastrous games. The final ‘Battle of Alberta’ game had the Calgary Flames obliterate the Oilers 8-1. In between the bad plays, and some sort of hullabaloo with a water bottle between Taylor Hall and Dallas Eakins, another frustrated Edmonton fan tossed their jersey on the ice. Ben Scrivens, the Edmonton goalie was not amused. He scooped it up with his stick and sent it right back into the crowd.  (Pro Hockey Talk)