BruinsRed Wings: 5 from the Third

BruinsRed Wings: 5 from the Third

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comBOSTON Here are five thoughts from the third period of Bruins and Red Wings with Detroit taking a 6-1 win over the Bs after a bogus 60 minutes at TD Garden.1)People in the Bs dressing room should be keeping Tuukka Rask away from the Zakim Bridge on his mask after a performance like tonight. He was pulled in favor of Tim Thomas in the third period. The Bruins werent good in front of them, but Rask didnt do anything to stop the bleeding. Five goals allowed on 19 shots is straight up bogus.2)Brad Marchand attempts to start a fight with Patrick Eaves and get things going. But Eaves wants no part of it and Marchand gets a roughing penalty for dropping his gloves with no hint there would be a brawl. Doesnt Marchand know that Boston College players dont ever fight?3)Guess the Wings arent slumping anymore. Theres a lot to be atoned for Sunday afternoon in Motown for the Bruins. Mike Babcock didnt bag skate his slumping team over the last couple of days and it seems to have worked out well for him.4)Really bad night for Brad Marchand. A couple of giveaway and a minus-2 and nothing doing offensively, and he takes the roughing penalty in third period that helps lead to another Wings goal.5)Bruins looked like they wanted to get the Red Wings autographs rather than play a playoff-style hockey game. That needs to change the next time out.

WATCH: Bruins' Backes battles with Benn right after opening faceoff

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WATCH: Bruins' Backes battles with Benn right after opening faceoff

Now THIS is old-time hockey!

There's bad blood between the Bruins' David Backes and the Stars' Jamie Benn that goes back a long way, most recently in last spring's Dallas-St. Louis playoff series when Backes was still with the Blues. They met again today -- and the ungodly (hockey) hour of 11:30 a.m. Dallas time -- for a nationally televised game between Backes' new team, the Bruins, and the Stars.

And it didn't take long for the two to renew acquaintances . . .

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Two AHL teams recreate Slap Shot on the movie's anniversary

Haggerty's Morning Skate: Two AHL teams recreate Slap Shot on the movie's anniversary

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while so glad to see Dave Strader getting the play-by-play call in this afternoon’s national NBC broadcast of Stars and Bruins from Dallas.
 
-- Jeremy Roenick weighs in with some trade possibilities involving Avalanche and Blues players in what could be a blockbuster at the deadline.
 
-- Antoine Vermette acknowledges his wrongdoing in making a statement about his 10-game suspension for slashing an official, but feels like the punishment was too severe.
 
-- Don Cherry wishes a happy 40th anniversary to Slap Shot while wearing a Charleston Chiefs jersey as he hosts Coaches Corner.
 
-- Speaking of Slap Shot, what an Old Time Hockey fight between the AHL's Iowa Wild and Chicago Wolves. It spilled into the hallway afterward . . . that’s when things get real.

-- I've been asked multiple times about the white Boston hat David Pastrnak is always wearing in the Bruins dressing room, so here it is.

 -- Here’s all the Dallas Stars info you need ahead of this afternoon’s 11:30 a.m. local start in Dallas for the Stars and Bruins.

-- PHT writer Cam Tucker has Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning indicating that the mumps outbreak for his team won’t impact the trade deadline.
 
-- For something completely different: the headline seems a little click baity to me, but I’ll read about anything involving Homer Simpson and the Baseball Hall of Fame.