Only defenceman Alexandre Picard, nursing a foot injured by a shot puck a few days ago at practice, missed today’s practice. Head coach Jacques Martin worked offence and he worked it pretty hard, given that his team has gone two games and another 6:05 since it scored its last goal.
Martin later said that Carey Price gets his call to play nets Saturday vs. Washington and expressed full confidence in Price’s energy levels, saying he pulled his goalie Thursday after five goals in Boston because he wasn’t getting the support of his team. Alex Auld, his replacement, didn’t get much more.
Injured defencemen Andrei Markov and Jaroslav Spacek did some work on ice Friday with head athletic therapist Graham Rynbend. Markov is seen here from the press gallery overlooking the rink. That his head might seem to be chopped off doesn’t indicate an upper-body injury.
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From Boone, who has no life except listening to sports radio.
On CKAC, play-by-play man Martin McGuire, who knows his stuff, said one of the worst aspects of last night’s game was the embarrassment of the Canadiens owner.
Geoff Molson went to bat for his team big time, McGuire said. In addition to the public letter after Zdeno Chara’s unpunished hit on Max Pacioretty, Molson exerted a lot of pressure and expended much political capital at the top levels of the NHL.
So what happens?
The Bruins stick to hockey and pound the snot out of Molson’s hockey team.