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The Key Notes, Analytics, from Boston's Preseason Game vs NYR

Finally, hockey season has arrived. The Boston Bruins are back at TD Garden, to play game two of preseason. The Bruins lineup is highlighted by Hampus Lindholm, Charlie Coyle, and recently PTO signee Anton Stralman. Lines : Forwards: Trent Frederic, Charlie Coyle, Craig Smith, AJ Greer, Jack Studnicka, Marc McLaughlin, Samuel Asselin, Georgi Merkulov, Oskar Steen, Luke Toporowski, Joona Koppanen, Justin Brazeau Defensemen: Hampus Lindholm, Anton Stralman, Mike Reilly, Brandon Carlo, Michael Callahan, Connor Carrick Goaltenders: Jeremy Swayman, Kyle Keyser Pre-Game Notes : Swayman starts first preseason game of the year Anton Stralman in the midst of PTO (#36) Lindholm pairs with Stralman Lindholm, Coyle wear "A" 1st Period Notes : Good first shift of the game by Charlie Coyle line Lindholm rushes with the puck (transitions from neutral zone, to o-zone opportunity) Poor defensive coverage allows Adam Fox to walk in and score (Asselin line) Stralman strings Toporowski on a part

Prospect Preview: Bryce McConnell-Barker

Bryce McConnell-Barker is a centerman currently playing for Sault Ste. Marie of the OHL. Bryce stands at 6'1'' and weighs 193 pounds. He is the older brother of Broden McConnell-Barker. McConnell-Barker is originally from London, Ontario, the city he played his minor hockey. In his OHL draft year, he played for the London Jr. Knights. Bryce played in 33 games, scoring 48 points at the Alliance U16 AAA level. Thus, leading his team in scoring while playing with Dylan Roobroeck. He concluded the season by being awarded Alliance Play of The Year. The youngster even got to play in the GOJHL (a junior team) as a call-up. In his six-game stint, McConnell-Barker scored three goals and three assists. The London-native would be drafted 4th overall by SOO during the 2020 OHL Entry Draft. Unfortunately, McConnell-Barker would not be able to play in the 2020-21 season due to the OHL shutting down due to Covid-19. The OHL resumed during the 2021-22 season, and McConnell-Barker got his

Rangers Sign Vitali Kravtsov to One-Year Deal

Vitali Kravtsov has signed a one-year, one-way contract extension with the New York Rangers. Kravtsov will earn $875K after failing to break the Rangers team last season; he is a former 9th overall pick. New York and Kravtsov would collide as the Russian forward refused to report to New York's AHL affiliate Hartford. The Rangers would end up loaning Kravstov to Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL. Playing in Russia, Vitali played in 19 games, scoring six goals and seven points in the regular season. While also scoring 10 points in 15 playoff games. Previously, Kravtsov debuted with New York during the 2020-21 season, playing in 20 games, scoring two goals and two assists. Kravtsov was originally drafted 9th overall during the 2018 NHL Entry Draft; he will turn 23 this December. The forward stands at an impressive 6'2'' and weighs 187 pound.

News Around the NHL: Rangers Win, Boston Injury Issues, Price wins Masterson

The New York Rangers take a 2-0 lead after defeating Tampa Bay 3-2 yesterday. The Rangers received tallies from Kaapo Kakko, K'Andre Miller, and Mika Zibanejad. Goaltender Igor Shesterkin was phenomenal again; he stopped 29 of 31 shots. The Boston Bruins are in trouble! A trio of Bruins defencemen has undergone surgeries and to miss an extensive amount of time. Charlie McAvoy, Boston's top d-man, will miss at least six months after completing shoulder surgery. Partner Matt Grzelyck will be out until early November after completing a successful surgery. Mike Reilly will also be out three months after ankle surgery. Also, keep in mind that forward Brad Marchand will miss six months after completing surgery on both hips.  Carey Price wins The Masterson Trophy. The award is given to the player that best represents qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to the game. Perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication are three words that describe Montreal Canadiens goalie

Game Recap: Ullmark's Turnover Leads to Lafreniere's Game Winning Goal - October 2nd, 2021

Game 4 of preseason starts today! The Boston Bruins look to bounce back from a game 2 loss to the New York Rangers. Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts When: 7:00 PM EST Watch On: NHL Network, NESN+ Bruins Lines:  Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak Hall-Studnicka-Smith Frederic-Nosek-Kuhlman Froden-Lazar-Senyshyn Forbort-McAvoy Reilly-Carlo Grzelcyk-Lyle Ullmark Keyser Assistant Captains: Charlie McAvoy, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron (C) Scratches: Samuel Asselin, Connor Clifton Injured: Steven Fogarty Rangers Lineup: Nemeth, Lafreniere, McKegg, Gauthier, Strome, Rooney, Kakko, Hajek, Hunt, Georgiev, Robertson, Schneider, Barron, Pajuniemi, Cuylle, Lindgren, Lundqvist, Reaves, Wall, Blais. Starting Goalie: Alex Georgiev Referees: Marc Joanette, Peter MacDougall Linesmen: Michel Cormier, Ryan Daisy Players to look for: Jack Studnicka - Boston’s Jack Studnicka will get a look as Boston’s second-line centremen. With the departure of David Krejci, the door is wide-open for Studnicka. Can he