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WATCH LIVE: Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings (Game 3)


After the Detroit Red Wings’ dramatic 1-0 win in Game 1, the Boston Bruins cruised (relatively speaking) to a Game 2 win to tie up the series. Tuesday’s game will determine which team grabs a 2-1 lead as the series shifts to Detroit. Check that game out on NBCSN or via the live stream link below.


One lineup note for Boston:

With three playoff games staggered in half-hour intervals (before overtime might even make things complicated with Game 3 of the Los Angeles Kings – San Jose Sharks series), you may want a little road map of what airs where. Here it is:

Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens (Game 4, 7 p.m. ET) – NHL Network

Bruins at Red Wings (Game 3, 7:30 p.m. ET) – NBCSN, CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers (Game 3, 8 p.m. ET) – CNBC – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

Should be a long, fun night of playoff action. You might want to keep your computer/tablet/fancy phone handy to watch as much of it as you can …

Report: Islanders cut first-rounder Barzal from camp

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It seems Mathew Barzal has played in his last game in a New York Islanders’ uniform for a little while.

Barzal took part in the Islanders’ preseason finale against the Washington Capitals on Sunday, but after that contest the Islanders decided to return him to WHL Seattle, per Newsday’s Arthur Staple.

He was taken with the 16th overall pick in 2015 NHL Entry Draft. That selection was well-traveled as it originally belonged to the Pittsburgh Penguins, but was involved in the David Perron trade and then moved to the Islanders as part of Edmonton’s deal to get Griffin Reinhart.

Barzal is noteworthy for his skill and speed, but he may have slipped in the draft due to a knee injury he sustained during the 2014-15 campaign.

The Islanders also reassigned Kirill Petrov, Kevin Czuczman, Scott Mayfield, and Adam Pelech to the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Torres offered in-person hearing, potentially setting up long suspension

Torres hit

What will Raffi Torres get this time?

The 33-year-old forward that has become known primarily for his controversial hits has once again put himself in the sights of the NHL’s Department of Players Safety. They confirmed that he was offered an in-person hearing following his hit on Jakub Silfverberg Saturday night. He declined the opportunity to meet with them face-to-face, but the offer itself is an important detail because it gives the league the option to suspend him for more than five games.

It certainly seems like the stage is set for a lengthy suspension. While Torres is not considered a repeat offender as his last suspension came more than 18 months ago, the NHL still retains the right to consider his history when deciding on this matter.

Among other incidents, he was once was banned from 25 games for his hit on Marian Hossa in 2012, although it was later reduced to 21 contests after an appeal. The NHL found that Torres was guilty of breaking three rules for that hit; namely interference, charging, and illegally hitting the head. The NHL is reviewing Torres’ latest incident for the same three violations.

You can see the hit below:

And here it is slowed down:

Torres got a match penalty and Silfverberg left the game. Fortunately, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said that Silfverberg could have returned, but was kept out for precautionary reasons.