BruinsPanthers: 5 from the Third

BruinsPanthers: 5 from the Third

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comBOSTON Here are five thoughts from the third period with the Bruins taking the Panthers by a 3-0 score at the TD Garden.1)Bruins went into just hang on for dear life mode in the third period as the Panthers scored and kept the Bs on their heels. Not one of their best moments at the top of the period, but they reeled it in by the end of the 20 minutes.2)Tim Thomas was good in the second and then immense in the third period while making saves as the Panthers turned into an ice sheet tilted at him in the final 20 minutes. His succession of saves on Chris Higgins as he crashed into the Bruins netminder was the pictures of concentration.3)Tyler Seguin hit the pine again in the third period in a one-goal game with Claude Julien double-shifting Gregory Campbell. Looks like this might become a regular thing.4)Quietly good game from Zdeno Chara with four shots on net, four hits and an assist to go along with 20 plus minutes of solid defensive hockey.5)The Bruins are in a good place heading into the All-Star break. Theyve deserved some time off before heading into the sprint second half.

Trade targets for Bruins as they enter trade deadline season

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Trade targets for Bruins as they enter trade deadline season

Joe Haggerty looks at a number of trade possibilities for the Bruins with the NHL deadline little more than a week away

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Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while spring training is ramping up in a big way down in Florida.

*The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to wear their great, green, old school St. Pat’s sweaters around St. Patrick’s Day this season.

*Jonathan Quick is on the ice and participating in hockey activity, but isn’t quite ready to return for the Los Angeles Kings.

*This is one of the best things you’ll see today with Vladimir Tarasenko making the 11th birthday celebration for a special little girl.

*The Edmonton Oilers could potentially make a lot of moves at the NHL trade deadline, and unsurprisingly, there is quite the call for them to dump Benoit Pouliot after that bad contract they signed him to a couple of years ago.

*Lyle Richardson is predicting the biggest buyers at the 2017 NHL trade deadline and the Bruins are not among the nine teams listed.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle goes 1-on-1 with Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello a wide range of subjects for the Athletic up in Toronto.

*Tommy Wingels continues to fight for inclusion in hockey even as he’s gone from the San Jose Sharks to the Ottawa Senators this season.

*For something completely different: A perfect pool trick shot video will blow your mind and probably get a few pool tables ruined with people trying to recreate it.