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Video: Glass fined for butt-ending McQuaid


The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has fined New York Rangers’ forward Tanner Glass $3,897.85 for his butt-end on Bruins’ defenseman Adam McQuaid on Saturday afternoon.

Glass was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct as time was expiring in the third period of Boston’s 4-2 win.

Related: Bruins ruin Lundqvist’s return

Bruins ruin Lundqvist’s return

Henrik Lundqvist

The Boston Bruins leave Saturday’s game with their own concerns regarding their top goalie, but they made life difficult for the New York Rangers’ returning No. 1 this afternoon.

After taking a 3-0 lead, the Bruins cruised to a 4-2 win that was probably more lopsided than the score indicated.

Again, plenty of thoughts revolve around Tuukka Rask’s status; the Bruins haven’t been particularly forthcoming regarding his condition. Niklas Svedberg was able to maintain Boston’s lead after taking over early in the second period, yet considering the Bruins’ thin grasp on a wild card spot (Ottawa can go right back ahead by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight), this is a worrisome situation.

On the bright side, the Bruins looked strong for much of this game, as it would be unfair to blame the loss totally on a rusty Henrik Lundqvist.

(That said, it was clear that Lundqvist was rusty.)

The B’s place in the postseason is shaky – Ottawa can knock them back out of the wild card ranks by beating the lowly Toronto Maple Leafs tonight – but this is still a big win.

Note: An earlier version of this post mentioned that Boston’s win clinched for Montreal, but that is not true.

Happy returns: Datsyuk plays for Detroit

Detroit Red Wings v Philadelphia Flyers

There are two things that seem to define today: an unusual amount of afternoon games and a slew of returning stars.

Add Pavel Datsyuk to that list, as he’s back in action for the Detroit Red Wings as they face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. Datsyuk had been sidelined since March 15 with a lower-body injury.

Things have been shaky for the Red Wings lately (especially in net), so getting a two-way star like Datsyuk to return is a big deal. He’s been his usual dominant self when healthy this season, managing 23 goals and 58 points in 57 games played.

Other star returns

Henrik Lundqvist is back for the Rangers

The Penguins regain Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist

Goalie nods: Lundqvist won’t get to ease back in

Henrik Lundqvist

All the latest from the blue paint…

Long live the King?

As already noted earlier today, it appears as though Henrik Lundqvist will make his return to the New York Rangers’ net as they face the Boston Bruins (who most likely will roll with Tuukka Rask).

Normally, this would be a cause for outright glee, and it’s true that “King Henrik” will be gladly welcomed back into the fold. Still, the Rangers have been on a tear thanks in a large part to Cam Talbot’s wonderful play in Hank’s absence, so it remains to be seen if New York sees a little fall-off.

Let there be no doubt that the Bruins will send their best at Lundqvist, so this isn’t exactly an example of easing a player back into the mix.

This is just one of several games during an unusually busy Saturday afternoon, so hopefully hockey fans already got their errands (and napping) done today.


Predators at Capitals: Pekka Rinne vs. Braden Holtby

Ducks at Islanders: Probably Frederik Andersen vs. Michal Neuvirth

Sharks at Flyers: Alex Stalock vs. (likely) Steve Mason

Coyotes at Penguins: Mike Smith vs. Thomas Greiss

Lightning at Red Wings: Likely Ben Bishop s. Petr Mrazek

Senators at Maple Leafs: Craig Anderson vs. James Reimer

Panthers at Canadiens: Roberto Luongo vs. Carey Price

Devils at Hurricanes: Keith Kinkaid vs. Cam Ward

Blue Jackets at Blues: Likely Sergei Bobrovsky vs. Brian Elliott

Kings at Wild: Likely Jonathan Quick vs. Devan Dubnyk

Sabres at Avalanche: ANders Lindback vs. Semyon Varlamov

Stars at Canucks: Maybe Kari Lehtonen vs. Eddie Lack

Gearing up: Malkin, Hornqvist return for Pens

Patric Hornqvist, Evgeni Malkin

The Eastern Conference’s strongest teams just seem to be getting stronger on Saturday.

Just moments after it was revealed that Henrik Lundqvist will return for the New York Rangers, the Pittsburgh Penguins confirmed that Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist are back in the lineup against the Arizona Coyotes today.

For all the worries about the Penguins’ shaky play lately, plenty have countered that Pittsburgh has been rocked by another season full of injury challenges. Getting two key forwards back – Hornqvist has shown that he can be a huge contributor, too – should provide a little more clarity regarding the Penguins’ position among the East’s power brokers.

Of course, it might take one or both of these scorers some time to get healthy and up to speed. The good news is that the Penguins have two weeks to gear up for the postseason, so the hope is that they’ll shake off any rust by then.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Josh Yohe provided his guess as far as how Pittsburgh’s lines might look against the Coyotes: