BruinsPredators: 5 from the Third

BruinsPredators: 5 from the Third

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comNASHVILLE Here are five thoughts from the third period with the Bruins and Predators locked in a 3-3 tie after the first 60 minutes of play at Bridgestone Arena and headed for overtime.1)Some real danger signs with the Bruins defense when theres only one defender amid a series of onrushing Predators players in the final 10 minutes of a 3-2 hockey game on the road. David Legwand scored a game-tying goal after two great saves by Tuukka Rask, and then the young Bs netminder threw his stick high in the air in frustration after Nashville potted the goal. Very milk crate-esque from Tuukka.2)Its too bad the Bruins allowed the game-tying strike because the day was all set up for Patrice Cleary-Bergeron to take home the game-winner. Bergeron hadnt scored a goal since the end of February against the Vancouver Canucks, but instead hell have to settle for one of the goals that sent the game to OT.3)Frustrating third period where the Bruins dominated shots and play, but had one shift where they were caught defensively with their pants down and allowed the Predators to push them to overtime because of it.4)The Bruins are 0-for-3 on the power play and still dont look quite right on the man advantage. Its really starting to look more and more like this is going to be a chronic issue with this particular team.5)Six shots on net for Michael Ryder. Hes certainly trying to show tonight that he wants to be in the lineup, isnt he?

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.