Back by popular demand, here are your Puck Previews: Spotlighting the key games in NHL action, news and views as well as general frivolity. Make sure to stop back here for the nightly Three Stars when the games are finished.
Preview: Boston Bruin at Ottawa Senators, 7:30 p.m. ET. Good news for Bruins fans – they aren’t looking past the Sens. Said Claude Julien: “Ottawa, they just keep finding ways to win. No matter who's in their lineup, I just find them to be a hard working team, they compete hard all over the ice. It gives them a chance. They're getting solid goaltending and, when you compete hard all over the ice, you don't give other teams much. Like I said, I give them a lot of credit.” Tuukka Rask is likely against Robin Lehner.
Preview: Calgary Flames at Los Angeles Kings, 10 p.m. ET. Darryl Sutter on Jeff Carter being an NHL 3-star: “It’s good they’re watching guys in the west once in a while. It’s nice they’re talking about Anaheim having a great start and recognizing players that have had good weeks and good games. That is a point of emphasis in all that, right?” Joey MacDonald gets the nod for the Flames.
Michael Russo and NHL bubble teams on today’s podcast. [Marek Vs. Wyshynski]
The Lightning acquired forward Dan Sexton from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Kyle Wilson, and defenseman Radko Gudas has been recalled from Syracuse of the American Hockey League. [Bolts]
Steve Yzerman on the Tampa Bay Lightning’s struggles: "To sit here and say, 'I’m going to do something big,' there’s nothing big that can be done at this time," Yzerman said. "It’s not like we just sit here and do nothing all day. You talk to people, you see if there’s anything that makes sense. For a lot of reasons it’s difficult to find a fit, to find the right players, the right salaries to make a trade. You don’t just do something to do it." [ESPN]
The New York Rangers raise ticket prices by 4 percent next season. [Slap Shots]
The Dallas Stars are finally getting healthy. [Stars Blog]
Puck Daddy Reader Comment of the Day: From Mouse on TJ Oshie’s messy dogs:
God, he is blaming the dog for trashing the penthouse?!?! People seriously believe that? Someone should tell him how rockstar it is to trashing the penthouse, maybe it will catch the interest of Miley Cyrus...nuttin wrong with that
Bold Prediction: Jon Quick shutout, facing 21 shots.
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