June 6, 2013

Opening Faceoff: Thursday, June 6

By Jesse Connolly

A broken leg and a missing glove couldn't stop Greg Campbell on Wednesday night. (Getty Images)

Today on NEHJ

Check out my recap of last night's win in Game 3 for the Bruins. Postgame Breakdown: Bergy buries winner in 2OT thriller.

Good Reads

CBS Boston's Michael Hurley has a great piece on the unbelievable shift in which Greg Campbell stayed out on the ice after breaking his leg and helped the Bruins' kill off the top power play in the National Hockey League.

The Blackhawks face the huge challenge of playing without their No. 1 defenseman, Duncan Keith, in Game 4 against the Kings.

Bummer for Blues fans: Andy McDonald is retiring as he continues to deal with post-concussion symptoms.

Quick Hits

ECAC Hockey announced that four of the league’s programs - Yale, Harvard, Colgate and Cornell - will play exhibition games during the 2013-14 season against an All-Star team from the Minor Hockey League (MHL) of Eastern Europe as part of its 22-game tour.

Per USCHOFormer Harvard goaltender Laura Bellamy, who just graduated from the university in May, has been named an assistant coach for the Crimson for the upcoming 2013-14 season.

 History Lesson

On this day in 2011, the Bruins scored eight times on 38 shots against Roberto Luongo and the Canucks, running away with an 8-1 victory in Game 3 to cut Vancouver's series lead in half. Boston scored four times in the second period and repeated that feat in the third, with Luongo remaining in net until the final horn.

Boston scored four even-strength goals, two power-play goals and a pair of shorties. Mark Recchi was the lone multi-goal scorer with two tallies, while Michael Ryder had a game-high three points (one goal, two assists). Tim Thomas stopped 40-of-41 shots for Boston.

Entirely Off-Topic

According to CBS News, Justin Bieber is literally headed to outer space. May God have mercy on our souls and make sure he stays there.

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