By Joe Haggerty
BOSTON With something bordering a must-win situation in Game Two, Zdeno Chara was on the ice for pregame warm-ups for the Bruins against the Canadiens at TD Garden -- but will be scratched for Game Two due to the flu. There really wasnt much of a question whether the Bs Captain would try to overcome a case of dehydration brought on by the flu, and Tyler Seguin and Matt Bartkowski will be the healthy scratches for Boston. Shane Hnidy is in the lineup in place of Chara, who has been scratched due to his illness.Chara was hospitalized on Friday following practice when he wasnt feeling well, but was released from the hospital with the thought it would take much more than dehydration to keep him out of the lineup. That train of thought was incorrect as he couldn't rally and play afterhopping onto the ice behind Tim Thomas for warm-ups,
Here are the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while wondering exactly what “semi-exact” means.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Josh Cooper has a piece on Jumbo Joe Thornton bringing an ageless energy to Team Canada.
*If you’re wondering where former B’s farmhand goaltender Jeremy Smith ended up, he’s now with the Colorado Avalanche.
*The Hockey News believes that the Bruins will be back in the playoffs this season after a two-year absence.
*While I appreciate the Hockey News linking to my work, I feel like it’s a key piece of info that I’m the Bruins Insider for CSN New England and not NESN.
*Is Team Europe coach Ralph Krueger the man with the plan to defeat a Team Canada juggernaut in the World Cup of Hockey.
*Dustin Byfuglien had an interesting take on the World Cup after flaming out with Team USA: “It is what it is. I didn’t really enjoy it.”
*For something completely different: this is not your father’s Converse, but it’s a sleek look that the kids are gonna love.