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The Key Points from Montreal's Preseason Game vs NJ

Yes, at last Habs hockey is back! The Montreal Canadiens took on the New Jersey Devils for their first preseason game. Unfortunately, for the Habs they would give up a late third period goal, and eventually fall, 2-1. Lineup : Skaters: Caufield, Hoffman, Matheson, Dach, Slafkovsky, Beck, Pitlick, Pezzetta, Mesar, Harvey-Pinard, Fairbrother, Guhle, Barron, Roy, Richard, Harris, Mysak, Norlinder Goaltenders: Jake Allen, Cayden Primeau Caufield Shows off Electric Shot Yes, Cole Caufield is back! The former first-round pick, showed off his electric shot once again, one-timing a power play goal to give Montreal an early lead. Caufield will be one of the most important players on a fairly young, yet talented Montreal roster. The Wisconsin native, capped off his rookie season with 23 goals and 20 assists in 67 games. Down the stretch, the Habs will look to their shooting specialist to create offense and get them on the board. Jake Allen looks sharp Jake Allen will take the reigns as the start

Why Moving Erik Haula Made Sense for the Bruins

Let's recap the trade first. The Bruins and New Jersey Devils agreed to a one-for-one swap. The Bruins would send Finland native Erik Haula to the Devils in exchange for the RFA rights of Pavel Zacha. Haula was formerly signed to a two-year, $4,750,000 contract with the Bruins on July 28, 2021. 🚨 TRADE ALERT 🚨 We have acquired Erik Haula from Boston in exchange for Pavel Zacha. 📰: https://t.co/czLYXKiMhR pic.twitter.com/y2BvJmPfzU — New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) July 13, 2022 Erik Haula was an essential figure, playing the highly touted role of second-line center for the Bruins. Even after coming off a fairly strong season offensively, what led to the Bruins moving Haula? Roles on the team factored into the decision to move Haula. With the news and acquisition of former Bruins center David Krejci, it seemed like Haula's services were no longer needed. When fully-healthy, the Bruins are stacked up the middle (Bergeron, Krejci, Coyle). If Haula wasn't moved, it would be

Boston Trades Erik Haula to Devils for Pavel Zacha

The Boston Bruins have announced that they have acquired a former first round pick from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Erik Haula. The 25-year-old Zacha was drafted 6th overall by the Devils during the 2015 draft. This season he played in 70 games, recording 15 goals and 21 points. The Bruins will need to sign Zacha to a new contract as he is coming off a three-year deal with an AAV of $2.25M. The Devils receive Erik Haula in return. The Pori, Finland native signed a two-year contract with Boston last season. Haula had an underwhelming start to the 2021-22 season, but finished with 47 points in 78 games. The Devils look to open up roster spots and cap space for big-name free agents, such as Johnny Gaudreau. While the Bruins look to add youth and keep UFAs Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci.

Prospect Tournament Game Recap: Bruins Fall to Devils - September 19, 2021

September 19, 2021 The Bruins are set to play game two of a two prospect game tournament. The Bruins prospects are set to go up against the New Jersey Devils prospects. The game is to be played at the LECOM HARBORCENTER, the practice facility of the Buffalo Sabres. Pre-Game Notes : JD Greenway out with an injury, injured in game 1 (replaced by Noah Dorey) Starting Goalies: Jeremy Brodeur (BOS), Akira Schmid (NJ) Bruins Lines : Lauko-Harrison-Lysell Asselin-Steen-Froden Voyer-Hall-Tralmaks McKinnon-Hudson-Boudreau Wolff-Lyle Ahcan-Mast Peski-Dorey Brodeur Keyser 1st Period : Jesper Froden tips in a PP goal (1-0 BOS) Ian Mckinnon (BOS) fights Joe Masonius (both receive five for fighting) Nick Wolff (BOS) delivers a big hit to Nate Schnarr (NJ) Dawson Mercer (NJ) ties it up late in first, assisted by: Foote and Holtz Fabian Lysell shows off his speed and skill 4 on 4. The Bruins are unable to score. 1st Period Shots: 10-7 BOS 2nd Period : Jacob Hudson (BOS) misses an open net pass from No

Bruins Join Buffalo Sabres Prospect Challenge

The Boston Bruins will take part in the annual Buffalo Sabres Prospect Challenge. The tournament will start on September 17th and end on the 19th. All games are played at LECOM Harborcenter, the practice facility of the Sabres. The tournament consists of three teams the Bruins, Sabres, and Devils. The tournament will help showcase top-up and coming talent in each organization. Bruins Schedule : September 18, 2021: vs Buffalo Sabres (3 PM)* September 19, 2021: vs New Jersey Devils (1 PM)* How is this beneficial for the Bruins? This will help them get a gauge on newly added prospects. This includes first-round pick Fabian Lysell, who unfortunately missed Bruins Development Camp. The tournament also has an excel of competition. Each team will bring their top prospects to the tournament, increasing the level of talent. Top prospects from the Sabres and Devils organization include: Alexander Holtz (NJ), Jack Quinn (BUF), etc. Recent Bruins draft picks: Fabian Lysell,  Brett Harrison, Philip