BruinsFlyers: 5 from the Third

BruinsFlyers: 5 from the Third

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comPHILADELPHIA Here are five thoughts from the third period with the Bruins taking down the Flyers by a 2-1 score after 60 minutes of black-and-blue play at the Wells Fargo Center.1)It appeared that Chris Kelly might a question mark for the third period after the leg check by Blair Betts, but he was the last guy out for a quick warm-up and battled through the third period.2)Milan Lucic fanned on a perfect one-timer attempt midway through the third period and really looks out of synch offensively over the last couple of games.3)Five shots on net for Shawn Thornton. Somebody remind me to ask him after the game if he gets paid per shot.4)Everybodys favorite player to hate is at it again in the third period as Mike Richards whacks Tomas Kaberle in the face with a high stick, and then shoves at the Bs defenseman when hes checking his chicklets and throat to make sure everything is still in working order.5)Huge time for Brad Marchand to get his 20th goal of the season. First goal in a month for the rookie as hed battled through some frustration over the last few weeks.

Morning Skate: Larry Robinson parts ways with Sharks

Morning Skate: Larry Robinson parts ways with Sharks


Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while refraining from shoving any world leaders today.

*Larry Robinson and the San Jose Sharks are parting after working together for five seasons, per FOH (Friend of Haggs) Kevin Kurz.

*Speaking of Kurz, he also has a Sharks mailbag on which players are most likely to be traded out of San Jose during the offseason. Somebody has got to go, and you’d think it would be somebody without much tread left on the tires.

*Moving on to other topics, Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler said that losing a Game 6 in the Western Conference Finals to the Nashville Predators was the “toughest” loss of his career. I don’t see how this is possible. You see, Kesler is no slouch at falling short. In fact, he’s a tremendous loser, having dropped a Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final at home in 2011 as a member of the Vancouver Canucks, and also having lost a Gold Medal Game for Team USA at the hands of Sidney Crosby and Canada in 2010 in overtime that was also played in Vancouver. It took a simple Google search to find an actual postgame video of Kesler crying into his hockey glove on the bench in the aftermath of Game 7 vs. the Bruins. So, pardon me if I’m not buying Kesler talking about a conference finals loss as the worst of his career when he was one home win away from being a Stanley Cup champion in Game 7, and proceeded to lose like he’s done many, many times in the most important games of his career. Dude, you’ve been through tougher losses. Trust me on that one.  

*The idea of trading Alex Ovechkin might be gaining some traction with the Capitals fan base, but it doesn’t seem to be based on reality at this point.

*The pride of Melrose, Mass, Conor Sheary, delivered in Game 7 for the Penguins as they return to the Stanley Cup Final in back-to-back seasons.

*Bobby Ryan said his strategy for success in the playoffs, at least in part, was staying off the phone. Maybe he ought to try that a bit more during the regular season.

*Congrats to the folks at NBC for another successful Red Nose Day that featured a reunion of the “Love Actually” cast among other things.