Thomas, Kiprusoff get the starting nod

Thomas, Kiprusoff get the starting nod

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comCALGARY The Bruins will finally kick off the four-game odyssey through the Great White North with Tuesday nights game against the red-hot Calgary Flames, and will toss Tim Thomas in net after the Bs goalie sat out the last two Boston wins.Thomas had lost consecutive games in regulation for the first time all season in his previous two starts when he dropped games to the Red Wings and Maple Leafs, and was battling with the effects of a lingering head cold thats finally dissipated.Daniel Paille and Steve Kampfer werent on the ice for pregame warm-ups at the Scotiabank Saddledome, so both players are lead pipe locks to be the healthy scratches vs. the Flames.
Miikka Kiprusoff will get the nod for a Flames team coming off a whitewashing of the Montreal Canadiens in the Winter Classic, and is looking to improve on Calgarys 4-0-1 record in their last five games against the Bs at the Saddledome.The Bruins havent won a game in Calgary since October 18, 1997 when they won 3-0, and are facing a team thats taken points in 18 of their last 20 games.

Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak

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Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak

The Washington Capitals remain on top, but it's time to recognize the Red Wings' 25-year playoff streak that will come to an end this spring.

Saturday, Feb. 25: Shea Theodore waits for his time with Ducks

Saturday, Feb. 25: Shea Theodore waits for his time with Ducks

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while giving two thumbs up to The Lego Batman Movie after a screening with my 3 1/2 year old.

*Alex Prewitt has a profile on Anaheim defenseman prospect Shea Theodore as he waits for his time with the Ducks.

*The Vancouver Canucks have a mumps problem this season, and we continue to wonder why this is becoming an issue again in a first-world society.

*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jason Brough has Patrick Eaves dealt to the Ducks for what could be first round pick if Anaheim advances far enough through the playoffs.

*Flyers GM Ron Hextall says that Philly’s young team won’t be buying ahead of next week’s NHL trade deadline.

*Along with his “Sutter-isms”, diversity is a family value for the Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter.

*Dave Strader gets back into the broadcast booth with the Dallas Stars, and will be a welcomed addition to the national NBC broadcast of Bruins/Stars on Sunday afternoon.

*As cold as he was earlier in the season, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is heating up now for the Blueshirts.

*For something completely different: Brie Larson is already prepping for her role as Captain Marvel by stepping up her game as an influence for positive change among her Hollywood peers.