Even if the Boston Bruins end up with a game or two that mean nothing in the standings, 41-year-old Jaromir Jagr still wants to play.
“If I’m healthy I want to play,” said Jagr, per CSNNE.com. “I feel more tired when I rest. I have to play all the time. I have to practice a lot, and I have to play.
“My body is kind of different. I get tired when I have a rest. I would rather play two games. If it was a double-header like in baseball, I would feel the best.
“Too bad there are no doubleheaders in hockey. I’d be the best. I would feel even better in the second game.”
Of course, with four games left in their regular season, the Bruins do have something to play for — first place in the Northeast Division. Boston and Montreal are tied with 59 points, with the B’s having a game in hand.
Boston is the only team in the NHL that’s played just 44 times. Last Monday, the Bruins’ game against the Ottawa Senators was postponed until this coming Sunday because of the Boston Marathon bombings.
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger