NHL Daily: Bruins Rally at Fenway; Flyers Conquer Cali.; Isles Trade Talk
In a classic entrance, the Boston Bruins got off their team’s bus Monday and entered Fenway Park dressed as the Boston Red Sox. Really. (See video.)
They then won a pitchers’ duel over the fading Pittsburgh Pirates, , uh, Penguins, 2-1, in the Winter Classic.
That highlighted the NHL’s abbreviated schedule, which included the Philadelphia Flyers’ methodical 4-1 win in Anaheim, giving the Orange and Black their first three-game road sweep of the California teams in franchise history.
Meanwhile, the New York Islanders need to add a winger (Timo Meier? James van Riemsdyk?) to replace the injured Oliver Wahlstrom.
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Philly Hockey Now: Cutter Gauthier, the Flyers’ top prospect, and his linemates helped Team USA crush Germany, 11-1, and advance to the World Juniors semifinals against Canada on Tuesday. Gauthier had some spicy things to say about the Canadians. Philadelphia Flyers.
Philly Hockey Now: The Flyers conquered California as rookie goalie Sam Ersson and several young players led the way. Philadelphia Flyers.
Boston Hockey Now: Two third-period goals enabled the Bruins to rally past the Penguins, 2-1, in the Winter Classic. Boston Bruins.
Boston Hockey Now: Watch the Bruins, dressed like Yaz, Tony C, and Ted Williams, leave their bus and walk into Fenway. Boston Bruins.
New York Islanders: The Islanders need offensive help if they are going to secure a playoff berth. Check out some trade possibilities. New York Islanders.
Pittsburgh Penguins: The Penguins have lost five straight, and captain Sidney Crosby isn’t happy. Pittsburgh Penguins.
Detroit Hockey Now: With Robby Fabbri expected to return to the roster Wednesday, the Red Wings have some decisions to make. The team’s youngsters may be safe. Kevin Allen has the story. Detroit Red Wings.
Montreal Hockey Now: The Habs’ prospect pool is making an impact at the World Junior Championship. When the tourney started, Montreal had six of its prospects competing. Montreal Canadiens.
San Jose Hockey Now: Former Flyers left winger Oskar Lindblom is starting to turn the corner for the Sharks. After a difficult start to the season, he has three goals in his last 11 games. San Jose Sharks.
Vegas Hockey Now: With injuries piling up, can Vegas be the same high-quality team as it was early in the season? Here are five bold predictions. Vegas Golden Knights.