The Pittsburgh Penguins lost control of third place on Saturday. They gave up goals in the first two minutes and never tied the game against the Boston Bruins. The Penguins also lost goalie Tristan Jarry as rumors swirl that he has a broken bone in his foot. Such an injury usually means weeks on IR. The Washington Capitals won, and the Carolina Hurricanes probably lost goalie Frederik Andersen for a while, too.
So, I think the cat is out of the bag. The rumors were thick on Friday morning that Jarry had a broken bone in his foot. I don’t believe it was the Anders Lee incident–there was another later in the game in which Jarry was very slow to get up. Friday, no one could find a second source, and no one was going to run with a single source on something like that. I know Colin Dunlap put out a tweet alluding to it, but he was careful not to “report” it. I think Mike DeFabo of the P-G finally got the second source on Saturday night. So, props to DeFabo.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Jarry is out week-to-week. Louis Domingue will be up for a while. Tristan Jarry update.
PHN+: The Pittsburgh Penguins lost to the Boston Bruins 2-1. Why do the Penguins struggle against good teams? I begin to answer the real questions about the Penguins as well as dish the grades from their loss in Boston. It’s a pretty good report card if I do say so myself. Pittsburgh Penguins report.
Boston Hockey Now: From the flip side, Boston clinched a playoff berth with the win. Boston Bruins thoughts.
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Washington Hockey Now: The Penguins lost control of third place because the Capitals are three points back with two games in hand. They punished the Canadiens, 8-4. The Washington Capitals are rolling.
Raleigh N&O: Jordan Staal was injured. So was starting goalie Frederik Andersen. The Hurricanes had a costly loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Vegas Hockey Now: Vegas missed a chance to assert themselves in the Western Conference playoff race, and instead the Edmonton Oilers tossed a shutout. The Vegas Golden Knights playoff hopes are waning.
Sportsnet Video: The weekly 32 Thoughts during Hockey Night in Canada. From the growth and dissension in the women’s game to the NHLPA report on Kyle Beach, to Vancouver’s playoff chances. HNIC 32 Thoughts.
Philly: Giroux is killing it with the Florida Panthers, and doing it on a line with Sam Bennett. They have 25 points in eight games. Claude Giroux is on fire.
Florida: The Panthers are in. So, too, are the Miami Heat. It’s playoff time for the Florida Panthers.
San Jose: The Sharks and Erik Karlsson can’t buy a break. Karlsson was playing some of his best hockey in years for San Jose but left their road trip with an injury. San Jose Sharks bad luck.
And, I don’t know if you saw this in Montreal. Carey Price made his return to the lineup. After a year of serious injury, making himself available in the Expansion Draft, and the Habs losing, it’s been a tough go. When Price made his debut Friday night, Montreal nearly lifted the roof off the place, and all seemed right with the world. Montreal Canadiens video.
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