Bergeron missing from practice

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Bergeron missing from practice

WILMINGTON, Mass. Sound the alarm bells and ring the warning horns because Patrice Bergeron isnt on the Ristuccia Arena practice ice on Tuesday morning.

Well, not really.

Bergeron is missing from the Bruins practice prior to Wednesday nights Game 7, but is most likely sitting out for a maintenance day while he rests whatever has been ailing him since the second period of Game 5 in Boston. Bergeron told 98.5 The Sports Hub Tuesday morning that he will be playing in Game 7.

Joe Corvo was on the practice ice after missing Game 6 with a knee issue after taking a Mike Green shot off the inside of his leg, but it appeared that Mike Mottau might be getting the call for Game 7.

Corvo is skating with Andrew Bodnarchuk on the extra defensemen pairing, and Greg Zanon is paired with Mottau as they were while winning Game 6 in Washington DC.

Here are the lines at Bs practice:

Lucic-Krejci-Seguin
Marchand-Peverley-Caron
Rolston-Kelly-Pouliot
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Seidenberg
Ference-Boychuk
Zanon-Mottau
Bodnarchuk-Corvo

Rasheed Wallace shows KG his amazing Doc Rivers impression

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Rasheed Wallace shows KG his amazing Doc Rivers impression

By Dane Carbaugh, NBCSports.com Pro Basketball Talk

Rasheed Wallace is a man of many talents. Playing basketball. Getting ejected. Helping the disenfranchised. Throwing towels. He’s a Renaissance man, really.

Oh, and apparently he does a spot-on Doc Rivers impersonation.

During a segment on Kevin Garnett’s “Area 21” TV show, Wallace not only brought attention to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, but was able to emulate the Los Angeles Clippers coach strikingly well. It came while Wallace was breaking down Rivers recent explosion and ejection from a game against the Brooklyn Nets, an outburst for which he was fined $15,000.

From the Area 21 Twitter page:

Friday, Dec. 2: Toews vs. Matthews

Friday, Dec. 2: Toews vs. Matthews

Here are all the links from around the hockey world and what I’m reading, while everybody in New England is in mourning over the latest Gronk booboo. 

*A pretty neat sharpshooting video with Jonathan Toews and that young whippersnapper Auston Matthews squaring off against each other. 

*Craig Custance looks a little deeper into the situation with the Florida Panthers and how things are stabilizing after the rough firing of Gerard Gallant last week. 

*Now. let’s get to the real important stuff: the San Jose Sharks website has put together their Movember rankings for the player’s mustaches. 

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Bruce Garrioch says that the plans for an outdoor game in Ottawa are again back on the NHL’s agenda. 

*Erik Erlendsson has put together a “Lightning Insider” website where you can find all the latest news about the Tampa Bay franchise. Check it out. 

*As guys such as Anton Khudobin prove when they’re thrust into the starting spot, backup goalies matter in today’s NHL. 

*For something completely different: a mash-up of Kylo Ren and “Girls” from the mad mind of Adam Driver is exactly just that.