“I’m hoping,” Lecavalier said. “I want to play as soon as soon as possible but I have to be smart, too.”
One complication is that Lecavalier’s broken bone is beside the one he had surgery on in 2010-11. As a result, he’s had CT scans and MRI exams every 10-12 days to observe the healing process. It’s also worth noting that Lecavalier isn’t able to shoot the puck yet.
Still, after missing nearly a month, it looks like there’s finally some light at the end of the tunnel. Tampa Bay has done their best to get by without him, but they are still on the outside looking in when it comes to the battle for a playoff spot. They are seven points behind the eighth seed Capitals. Washington has played in one extra game than Tampa Bay, but that’s still a monstrous deficit to overcome this late in the season. The Lightning will try to keep hope alive when they battle the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.
Julien says Lundqvist’s acting ‘doesn’t need to be on the ice’
The goalie interference penalty called on Brad Marchand late in Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown didn’t sit well with the Bruins.
Marchand, whistled after making contact with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist midway through the third, said he thought “it was a bit of a weak call,” adding “[Lundvqist’s] out of the crease, and he lightly gets touched.”
While Marchand took issue with the call, his head coach took issue with King Henrik.
Julien on Hank: "I know he does some acting on the side, but it doesn't need to be on the ice." #Bruins
Somebody tell the Boston Bruins there’s a goal-scoring crisis in the NHL.
This afternoon, for the 14th time this season, a Bruins game featured at least six goals. The final score was 4-3, as Boston came back to beat the Rangers in a wildly entertaining Thanksgiving Showdown on NBC.
David Krejci scored the winner with 1:43 remaining. Krejci’s goal came just 2:03 after teammate Ryan Spooner had tied it on the power play.
The win was the Bruins’ fifth straight. Though the defensive mistakes remain…
…Claude Julien’s troops have been finding ways to overcome them.