June 5, 2013

Opening Faceoff: Wednesday, June 5

By Benjamin Woodward

Former Wild blueliner Greg Zanon's stint with the Bruins was a short one, but that doesn't mean we can't wish the guy a happy birthday. (Getty Images)

Today on NEHJ

 Overconfidence won't be a problem for the Bruins, who will look to avoid letting the Penguins back in their Eastern Conference finals series, writes Jesse Connolly.

The Indiana Ice knew they were on to something last year when they drafted Southie's Cam Askew as a 15-year-old in the USHL Draft, writes Bill Keefe.

Good Reads

Will Blackhawks’ star defenseman Duncan Keith receive a suspension for this brutal high-stick against the Kings’ Jeff Carter last night in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final?

CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty tells us how the Boston Bruins are looking to avoid complacency tonight in Game 3, with a chance to take a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Penguins.

The Hockey News has a story on the surprising success of the NHL Playoffs in the minds of the fans after a lengthy lockout cut the regular season in half.

Quick Hits

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced this afternoon that goaltender Tomas Vokoun will be back between the pipes in Game 3 tonight against the Bruins. Vokoun allowed three goals in Monday’s Game 2 before being pulled in favor of Marc-Andre Fleury.

The Los Angeles Kings captured Game 3 of their series against the Blackhawks last night by a score of 3-1, cutting their series deficit to 2-1. Game 4 of the West Finals is back at the Staples Center on Thursday evening.

History Lesson

Today marks the 33rd birthday of former Bruins’ defenseman Greg Zanon. After spending time with the Minnesota Wild, Zanon was acquired by Boston at last year’s trade deadline. No. 6 would only spend 17 games with the Black and Gold before signing with Colorado last offseason.

Entirely Off-Topic

Apparently, JaMarcus Russell is getting another shot at playing quarterback in the NFL… Wait a second, what? 

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