The two prominent forwards that the Pittsburgh Penguins snatched from the Boston Bruins around trade deadline time won’t even be in the desperate team’s top-six in Game 3 on Wednesday. At least not to start things out.
The Penguins’ Twitter feed confirms that Jarome Iginla was shifted to the team’s third line alongside Brandon Sutter and Beau Bennett while Matt Cooke moves up to join Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.
Iginla has been struggling against the team he spurned. He has a -3 rating and zero points in two games against Boston and hasn’t had a point in his last three games overall. He’s only scored in one game (a two-goal performance) in his last six playoff contests.
It probably wouldn’t be fair to call him a bust, however, as he still has almost as many points (12) as playoff games played (13) in 2013.
Still, it’s likely that Bruins fans will poke some fun, especially if Boston moves a 2-0 series lead to 3-0 tonight.
(Bennett, 21, replaces Jussi Jokinen in the lineup, by the way.)
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.