Claude Julien confirms that Zdeno Chara's upper body injury will keep him out of the Bruins' season opener tonight against the Winnipeg Jets at TD Garden.
The Bruins will be more entertaining than last season but too many question marks have them headed for the same fate: out of the playoffs.
Second time should be a charm for the Lightning: After falling in the Stanley Cup Finals last year, they're Haggs' pick to win it all.
4yMichael Felger lists his top four teams in the NHL, and the Bruins aren't among them.
4yHere is the CSNNE.com morning skate -- a collection of hockey links from around the world designed to entertain and inform. Enjoy!
4yTuukka Rask enjoyed a key assist by the right post in the second period when Bobby Butler dinged a shot directly off it, but he was otherwise brilliant in a 33-save shutout performance of the Ottawa Senators.
4yRask captured his second shutout of the season and improved his record to 9-11-1 on the season.
4yThe Bruins got contributions from up and down the roster as they went a perfect 6-0-0 on their recent road trip.
4yThe Bruins survive their tired legs at the end of a long trip to win their sixth in a row.
4yBy Joe Haggerty