BruinsSenators: 5 from the Third

BruinsSenators: 5 from the Third

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comOTTAWA Here are five thoughts from the third period with the Bruins taking a 1-0 victory over the lowly Senators at Scotiabank Place after the requisite 60 minutes of ho-hum action.1) You really have to like it when the smallest body on the ice Brad Marchand is doing the screening and dirty work in front of the net that set up Nathan Hortons game-winning goal. He was in the trenches banging bodies with Senators defenseman and screening Craig Anderson en route to the victory.2)Craig Anderson is pretty much a one-man show for the Senators at this point. That may end up being a very good trade for Ottawa once they settle on resigning him after the season is over.3)Amazing how much better Dennis Seidenberg looks when Tomas Kaberle is his partner instead of Matt Hunwick, isnt it?4)Anybody disappointed that they only beat Edmonton and Ottawa by a goal apiece at the end of a long road trip doesnt know all that much about the NHL or the game of hockey. Just one mans opinion.5)Theres no way to underscore how important Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley have become to Bostons penalty kill. The NHL advance scouts really did their homework with their acquisitions.

Wednesday, Dec. 7: Rangers in trouble?

Wednesday, Dec. 7: Rangers in trouble?

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while ready for the Chris Sale era to begin with the Red Sox in a 1975 throwback uniform at Fenway’s opening day.

*Larry Brooks says that the New York Rangers are in “deep trouble” despite all of the goals that they’re scoring, and here’s why.

*The New York Islanders are playing with fire when it comes to John Tavares potentially leaving if they can’t find a running mate for him.

*Good piece from FOH (Friend of Haggs) Marc Spector about Kris Russell defying the analytical critics with his work for the Edmonton Oilers.

*Scary scene with the New Jersey Devils and Vancouver Canucks where Taylor Hall knocked out Philip Larsen with a hit, and then touched a brawl where the unconscious Larsen was kicked in the head a couple of times.

*Here’s some very good news about former B’s forward Craig Cunningham, who has begun communicating with his AHL teammates through Facetime calls and is alert, joking and sounding like somebody that’s starting to make a slow recovery from whatever mysterious thing caused him to collapse prior to a Roadrunners game.

*Flyers D-man Shayne Gostisbehere has made such a splash with the Broad Street Bullies that he’s got a “Ghost Bear” beer named after him.

*For something completely different: The first trailer for "Spider Man: Homecoming" is going to be shown during Jimmy Kimmel, and it’s looking pretty cool in this snippet.