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The Calgary Flames are biding their time during negotiations and getting ready for the day when they will once again play.
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For something completely different: Chris Elliott is just now embracing his cult hero status? Hasnt his whole career been at a cult hero level?
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.