That’s good news for St. Louis, because the 27-year-old is expected to play a big role on the Blues’ defense next season. If all goes to plan, he’ll be paired with with either Kevin Shattenkirk or Alex Pietrangelo.
“Shattenkirk and Pietrangelo — two great D-men — if I play with any of those guys, it’s going to be a fun season,” he said.
Gunnarsson also said he thought the Blues were “the toughest team” the Leafs played last season, with both meetings ending in dominant St. Louis victories.
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.