Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while getting ready to swing by the Putts and Punches charity tournament put on by Shawn Thornton. There’s still time to donate to this very worthy cause even if you couldn't make it to the link:
*The Bruins announce their first-ever Summer Fan Fest tour that will take place in cities around New England spreading the good word of the Black and Gold. Sounds like fun and it will include current B's players on the traveling caravan.
*Longtime Ottawa Senators players Mike Fisher and Chris Neil lament the passing of good hockey man Bryan Murray, who succumbed to his longtime battle with cancer.
*The NHL Network went through their Top 20 wingers on Sunday night, and that listed included both Brad Marchand David Pastrnak. Marchand clocked in impressively at No. 3 on the list.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Greg Wyshynski continues his alternative hockey history series with a piece wondering what if Sergei Federov signed with the Carolina Hurricanes.
*PHT writer James O’Brien has the Arizona Coyotes less than concerned about the long-term health of “beast” Jakob Chychrun after a knee injury this offseason.
*For something completely different: Cool segment on the Australian 60 Minutes about Steve Nicks and Chrissy Hynde.
Here are the talking points from the Boston Burins' overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers in preseason.
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BOSTON – The Bruins continued to pick up wins in the preseason by all different methods.
On Thursday night it was a bit of an ugly, penalty-filled affair with the Flyers, but the Bruins improved to 3-0-0 in the preseason with a 2-1 overtime victory behind a Kenny Agostino breakaway goal on a nifty double-move in the extra session.
Agostino finished with the game-winner and a couple of points after feeding Postma for his game-tying strike in the third period as well.
The Flyers took the initial lead in the third period on a seemingly innocuous play that started with Matt Grzelcyk and Paul Postma getting caught chasing the puck in transition. Travis Sanheim fired a shot from the outside of the left circle and somehow got the perimeter attempt past Tuukka Rask after he’d stopped the first 21 shots he’d faced through two periods.
Postma made up for any miscues immediately afterward when he fired a bomb from the high point that shot that rocketed past Brian Elliott for the game-tying goal. The Postma score came immediately after Grzelcyk was stuffed on his own scoring attempt after a nice Danton Heinen feed set him up directly in front of the net.
Otherwise Thursday night’s preseason game was about the face-off violations that slowed the game to a crawl, and the ridiculous seven slashing penalty calls made as the NHL looks to crack down on their enforcement of potentially dangerous slashing plays.