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

Finally, hockey season has arrived. The Boston Bruins are back at TD Garden, to play the Philadelphia Flyers. The Bruins lineup will include the likes of captain, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, and newly acquired winger, Pavel Zacha. Lines : Forwards: John Beecher, Patrice Bergeron, Jake DeBrusk, Nick Foligno, Trent Frederic, Taylor Hall, David Krejci, Fabian Lysell Marc McLaughlin, Tomas Nosek, Chris Wagner, Pavel Zacha Defensemen: Jake Ahcan, Connor Clifton, Derek Forbort, Kai Wissman, Nick Wolff, Jakub Zboril Goaltenders: Linus Ullmark, Keith Kinkaid Pre-Game Notes : Ullmark expected to play full-game Bergeron centers Zacha and DeBrusk Krejci centers Lysell and Hall PP1: Bergeron-Krejci-DeBrusk-Hall-Zboril PP2: Zacha-Lysell-Foligno-McLaughlin-Ahcan 1st Period Notes : Good quick-up by Derek Forbort, leading to an opportunity for Pavel Zacha Wagner draws an o-zone penalty PP1 lacks dynamic attack and set-up Lysell takes hooking penalty, after he turns over the puck Bruins allow multi

The Key Points from Toronto's Preseason Win Against MTL

Finally, hockey season has arrived. The Toronto Maple Leafs faced off against the Montreal Canadiens. Prior to the game, both teams honoured the iconic 1972 Team Canada team.   Lineup : Skaters: Nick Robertson, Denis Malgin, Alex Kerfoot, Mark Giordano, Alex Steeves, Calle Jarnkrok, Victor Mete, Kyle Clifford, Bobby McMann, Curtis Douglas, Pontus Holmberg, Morgan Rielly, William Nylander, Joey Anderson, Nick Abruzzese, T.J. Brodie, Jordie Benn, Carl Dahlstrom Goaltenders: Matt Murray, Erik Kallgren Murray Looks Sharp in Preseason Debut The one concern heading into the upcoming NHL season for the Toronto Maple Leafs, would be how would their newly acquired goaltenders fair? So far both Ilya Samsonov and Matt Murray have looked sharp during each of their first preseason games. Matt Murray got the start for the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight against the Montreal Canadiens. The Thunder Bay native turned away all 16 shots that were sent his way, before turning over the crease to Erik Kallgren.

NHL Rumors: The Juraj Slafkovsky Pressure, Petry Fine, Greer makes Roster Push, Grubauer

Yes, we are finally approaching the start of the 2022-23 season, a time when all 32 teams have a chance to win the Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes prior to the NHL season: The Pressure Juraj Slafkovsky will Face There is no doubt in mind that Juraj Slafkovsky will face the pressure of being selected first-overall this season. The Slovakian forward will obviously be compared to other first-overall selections from the past few years. But how can the Habs, and Slafkovsky deal with the pressure? For one, it looks as if the Habs will give Slafkovsky every opportunity to play this preseason. The more games the Habs allow their prospect to play, the more experience, and level of comfortness will arise. Expect Slafkovsky to suit up for the majority of the remaining preseason games. Furthermore, Slafkovsky had a terrific 2021-22 season prior to the NHL Draft. Slafkovsky was fairly solid playing in the Liiga for TPS, and impressed playing at the WJC, U18's and World

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

NHL Rumors: Järnkrok Expectations, Broberg Time, Edvinsson to AHL? + Carter Hart Update

Yes, we are finally approaching the start of the 2022-23 season, a time when all 32 teams have a chance to win the Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes prior to the NHL season: Järnkrok's Season Expectations Calle Järnkrok was a pleasant surprise to many Leafs fans this weekend, playing in his first preseason game of the year. Järnkrok recorded two goals, on three shots, while playing just over 17 minutes during a 4-2 defeat to the Ottawa Senators. In that game, Järnkrok was seen paired playing with Auston Matthews and Michael Bunting. Will Calle see first-line minutes this season? Of course, preseason is a trial run and players can always breakout, but does Järnkrok bring first-line abilities to the table? A more suitable role for the 31-year-old Swedish forward would probably be to slot in on either the second or third line. Even though the Swedes played well, we must remember that hockey is a marathon, not a sprint.Järnkrok's best offensive statistics of

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

NHL Rumors: David Perron a 'difference maker', Mike Matheson, Stuart Skinner

Yes, at last we are nearing the start of the 2022-23 season, a time in which all 32 teams have a shot at winning the Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes prior to the NHL season:   David Perron sees himself as a "difference maker."   The 34-year-old veteran forward views himself as a difference-maker within the Detroit Red Wings organization. Perron is coming off of another solid season playing for the St. Louis Blues, where the winger was able to put up 57 points in 67 games.   To start, the Red Wings signed Perron to a two-year contract, worth a total value of $9,500,000, or an average of $4,750,000 per year.   What does Perron bring to the Red Wings' lineup? Perron will act as a veteran presence on a young Detroit team. The veteran will play in the top-six with the likes of Lucas Raymond and Dylan Larkin, among some names.   The Red Wings are in the midst of a rebuild but are at the stage where contending for a playoff spot will be highly

The Key Points from Toronto's Preseason Win Against Ottawa

Finally, hockey season has arrived. The Toronto Maple Leafs faced off against the Ottawa Senators earlier this afternoon for game one of a two-game set today. The Leafs controlled most of the play, ultimately defeating the Senators, 3-1.   Lineup : Forwards: Joey Anderson, Zach Aston-Reese, Joseph Blandisi, Adam Gaudette, Pontus Holmberg, David Kampf, Denis Malgin, Mitch Marner, Fraser Minten, William Nylander, Wayne Simmonds, Alex Steeves, John Tavares Defensemen: Carl Dahlstrom, Mark Giordano, Matthew Hellickson, Justin Holl, Mac Hollowell, Filip Kral, Marshall Rifai Goaltenders: Erik Kallgren, Dylan Ferguson Second Period Scoring Spree The Ottawa Senators entered the second period with a one-goal advantage. But that lead would quickly evaporate as Justin Holl got the Leafs on the board. Wayne Simmonds and Mark Giordano assisted Holl.   Just less than two minutes later, William Nylander found a driving Denis Malgin to give Toronto the lead. And finally, 18 seconds later, Alex Steev

NHL Rumors: Bruins offer Stralman PTO, McLeod's Betting on Strong Season, Ryan Ellis, Alex Newhook

Yes, at last we are nearing the start of the 2022-23 season, a time in when all 32 teams have a shot at winning Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes, prior to the NHL season: Bruins offer PTO to Anton Stralman The Boston Bruins have reportedly offered a professional tryout to veteran defenseman Anton Stralman. The Swedish defenseman has yet to make a decision on his hockey career, and has yet to accept or decline the offer. Hearing player is Anton Stralman. https://t.co/v543LandYe — Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) September 22, 2022 Stralman is coming off a season with the Arizona Coyotes. The right-handed d-ma suited up for 74 games for the struggling, disastrous Coyotes team. Stralman was quite effective both offensively and defensively, recording eight goals and 15 assists while playing top-four minutes.   The Bruins are looking to add defensive depth to their lineup, as it is quite clear that both Charlie McAvoy and Matt Grzelcyk will miss substantial time to star

Underrated Prospects within the National Hockey League - (MTL, OTT, TOR)

What is the definition of underrated? In terms of hockey, a player that is not highly regarded in the press, but should be valued as a top prospect. Today we will cover the most underrated prospects from the Atlantic Division, please note that we have not included any first-round draft picks on this list. Montreal Canadiens - Miguel Tourigny Tourigny is your description of an undersized, skillful defenseman that has put up excellent numbers at the junior level. Tourigny was a seventh round pick by the Montreal Canadiens during the 2022 NHL Entry Draft (drafted as an overager). The Quebec d-man is known for his dynamic ability to record points. Last year, playing in the QMJHL, Tourigny put up 80 points in 65 games. Tourigny is a player that has an electrifying amount of skill. He uses his speed to rush with the puck often and he likes to make plays for teammates. He is extremely mobile, and, standing at 5-foot-8-inches, he gets around the ice surface very well. The D-man lacks a cons

Underrated Prospects within the National Hockey League - (BOS, BUF, DET, FLA)

What is the definition of underrated? In terms of hockey, a player that is not highly regarded in the press, but should be valued as a top prospect. Today we will cover the most underrated prospects from the Atlantic Division, please note that we have not included any first-round draft picks on this list. Boston Bruins - Ty Gallagher Starting off with the Boston Bruins, we have offensively minded defenseman, Ty Gallagher. Gallagher hails from the USDT Program, and has since moved on to play for the Boston University Terriers, after being selected 217th overall by the Bruins. Gallagher is your typical offensive d-man, with just average size, the Michigan native likes to use his speed, skill and smarts to beat defenders in the offensive zone. While stendy with the puck, Gallagher has solid defensive skills as well, he maintains a good gap, stick checks and reacts well in numerous situations. “Ty Gallagher will be one of the biggest trending players in the 2021 NHL Draft scene in the nex

NHL Rumors: Lambert finds game, Bruins Prospects Impress, Matt Boldy, Arber Xhekaj

Yes, at last we are nearing the start of the 2022-23 season, a time in when all 32 teams have a shot at winning Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes, prior to the NHL season: Lambert finds game at Prospects Tournament Brad Lambert is regarded as one of the prospects whose draft stock consistently dropped throughout his draft season. Lambert was ultimately selected 30th overall by the Winnipeg Jets at the conclusion of the first round.   Lambert struggled throughout his season in the Finnish Liiga, starting the season with JYP and then being moved mid-season to Pelicans. Lambert even struggled to find his game at the junior level, representing Finland at the World Juniors.   Lambert started the 2022 World Juniors, paired on the Finnish second-line, with second unit power play time. But by the end of the tournament, Lambert was regarded as the 13th forward, and he ended up being scratched for Finland's gold medal game. Lambert recorded just one goal in five g

NHL Rumors: Edmundson to play big role for Habs, Don't Count the Red Wings out, Alex Steeves, Justus Annunen

Yes, at last we are nearing the start of the 2022-23 season, a time in when all 32 teams have a shot at winning Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes, prior to the NHL season: Steeves Looks to make Leafs Roster Steeves, a 22-year-old undrafted player, hopes to build on his successful season last year and make a run for an NHL roster spot.Steeves returned to Toronto after a quick trip to Minnesota to see his family this summer in order to meet with the development team and work for the upcoming season.   Steeves was signed out of the University of Notre Dame by the Maple Leafs after spending three seasons in the NCAA. The New Hampshire native found immediate success playing in the AHL, recording 46 points in 58 games.   He’s a great skater, has incredible speed, and a lethal shot. Steeves played a brief stint with the Maple Leafs last season. In three games, the centerman recorded his first career assist.   The Leafs will once again look to younger, less expensi

NHL Rumors: Kaprizov leads Wild, Kuzmenko Projections, Mackinnon Contract Updates, Jan Rutta

Yes, at last we are nearing the start of the 2022-23 season, a time in when all 32 teams have a shot at winning Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes, prior to the NHL season: Kaprizov Looks to Repeat Successful Season The 25-year-old Russian forward is coming off a 108-point season. Unfortunately, for the Wild, they weren't able to make any big splashes this offseason, besides re-signing important figures on their current team. With the loss of Kevin Fiala, it is now solely up to Kirill Kaprizov to lead Minnesota's offense.   The Wild selected Kaprizov with the 135th overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft. The Wild selected Kaprizov out of Novokuznetsk Metallurg of the KHL. After the draft, Kaprizov would play four more seasons in the KHL, then opt to make an impact on North American ice.   Ever since getting to Minnesota, Kaprizov has shown himself to be a star offensive player. Kaprizov's resume includes an all-star appearance and the Rookie of t

NHL Rumors: Jack Campbell, Kaiden Guhle, Nick Robertson, Felix Sandstrom

Yes, at last we are nearing the start of the 2022-23 season, a time in when all 32 teams have a shot at winning Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes, prior to the NHL season: Campbell "The Missing Piece" from the Oilers Lineup The Edmonton Oilers went all out this offseason, acquiring all-star goaltender Jack Campbell from free agency. The 30-year-old Campbell and the team announced a five-year, $5,000,000 AAV contract this offseason.   Edmonton was a strong offensive team throughout the 2021-22 season, but lacked goaltending that could steal or keep them close in a game. The team rolled with Mike Smith and Mikko Koskinen last season.   The Oilers hope that Campbell's past season wasn't a fluke in Toronto. The superstar goaltender had a .914 save percentage and a 2.64 goals-against-average.   The Oilers are a team that has been destined for a deep playoff run, with the likes of Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Darnell Nurse, to name a few

NHL Rumors: Bruins Prospect Tournament Roster, Matty Beniers, Rasmus Sandin, Simon Edvinsson

Yes, at last we are nearing the start of the 2022-23 season, a time in when all 32 teams have a shot at winning Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes, prior to the NHL season: Bruins Announce Prospect Tournament Roster The Boston Bruins have announced their roster for the upcoming Buffalo Sabres Prospect Tournament at the LECOM Harborcenter. The tournament is set to run for five days. The Bruins prospects will play against the Habs, Devils, Penguins, Senators, and Sabres prospects over the course of the tournament. Highlighting the offensive group is former first-round pick John Beecher. The former U-of-Michigan star signed to become a pro at the end of the prior NCAA season. Beecher is a player that will likely start the season in the AHL. The lengthy forward plays a physical, power forward-like game. 2021 first-round pick Fabian Lysell will also join the Bruins group at the LECOM Harborcenter. Lysell finished last season playing for the Vancouver Giants of the W

Players Likely to Breakout this Season - Dach, Merkley, Samsonov, Swayman, Zadina

The NHL season is just around the corner, with training camp starting up in a few weeks and preseason games scheduled for mid-September. Here are five NHL players that are likely to break out during the upcoming season: #5 Kirby Dach - Montreal Canadiens Dach was playing in a horrible situation with the Chicago Blackhawks. The team was basically tanking in the hopes of a high draft pick. With the Canadiens, it is likely that Dach will have a role on the top offensive lines of a stacked Habs offense.   For the Blackhawks last season, Dach played in 70 games, recording just nine goals and 17 assists for a total of 26 points. The former third-overall pick during the 2019 NHL Entry Draft struggled to produce offense throughout the season.   Dach is a player that plays with solid size, standing at 6-foot-4-inches. He plays a well-rounded game and uses his speed to beat defenders. He is a playmaker who protects the puck well.   Dach was acquired through a trade from Chicago to Montreal