THW’s Goalie News: MacLellan Backs Holtby, Boucher’s Historic Night

Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals kisses the Stanley Cup

In today’s goalie news, we’ll talk about a general manager backing his netminder. Plus, we’ll revisit an incredibly historic night in the career of a journeyman goaltender. MacLellan Backs Holtby …

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Ilya Bryzgalov Over Sergei Bobrovsky: Flyers Chose Poorly

bobrovski and bryzgalov Flyers

In the bizarro-NHL, Lindy Ruff is unemployed, Martin Brodeur has more goals than Ryane Clowe and most notably, the Columbus Blue Jackets are playing better hockey than the Philadelphia Flyers.

The universe must have flipped sometime this season.

Flyers Acquire Pavel Kubina, Could Rick Nash be Next?

Pavel Kubina

After a brutal third period in a 6-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Philadelphia Flyers acquired defenseman Pavel Kubina from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Jon …

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History Won’t Be Made: Bruins’ 3-0 series lead is different this year

By Mike Miccoli, Boston Bruins correspondent

As I type this, the Boston Bruins are about to take a 3-0 series lead against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Again.

For the next two days leading up to game 4 in Boston, I’ll ignore pretty much all sports radio, television programs and fair-weathered friends who’ll no doubt text me something that includes the words “just like last season” based on the reasoning that really, this is not last season.

The Bruins have now officially beaten the Flyers 5-1 in game 3, displaying what could almost be determined as a damn near-perfect game, all topped off with a power-play goal, their first in 30 attempts this postseason. Thomas was brilliant, yet again, as all four lines played effectively, developing chances in the offensive zone and dominating the puck through center ice. Boston was remarkable on the face-off dot winning 43 of 55 draws and landing 24 hits in what seemed like one of their most physical games of the postseason.

This is not last season.

With the Series Tied at 1-1, Are the Sabres Still the Underdogs?

Philadelphia Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette is an experienced NHL coach with a Stanley Cup ring from his time in Carolina (2006) and a trip to the Stanley Cup Final …

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