The Boston Bruins got two goals form their fourth line and an outstanding performance form their backup goalie. The New York Islanders got nothing out of their power play and were gassed in the third period, playing their second game in as many nights. Tuukka Rask couldn’t play for the Bruins due to a crippling battle with timidity, er, a “lower body injury.” So Anton Khudobin stepped up with 18 saves on 19 shots, which is another way of saying that the Islanders only generated 19 shots on goal.
Haley immediately sprung back to his skates and went on a search-and-destroy mission for Jarnkrok. Haley was given a match penalty. The Predators, who were up 3-0 at the time of the incident, went on to win 7-2.
Octagon Hockey agent Allan Walsh announced that there’s “word circulating” that potential members of the men’s U.S. hockey team might join the women’s national team in a boycott of the world championships with USA Hockey. HNIC’s Cassie Campbell reports that she discussed as much with men’s players during the last few weeks about this subject, backing up Walsh. This update comes on the heels of reports that USA Hockey has been struggling to find players to replace those who are boycotting the world championships. (Puck Daddy provides deep background on that subject.)