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The Daily: Bruins In on Gavrikov; Islanders’ Barzal Hurt

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omThe Boston Bruins’ goal-differential is +90 and it probably won’t be long until it crosses the +100 level. That’s how exceptionally well the Bruins have played this season.

That’s why the Bruins are leaving no avenue unexplored when it comes to trades.

The Bruins understand they have a true opportunity to make a Stanley Cup run. The latest reports have the Bruins looking at possible deals to acquire Jeff Chychrun or Vladislav Gavrikov.

Jimmy Murphy brings perspective to Elliotte Friedman reports about the Bruins’ efforts to land a defenseman to play in their top four. It seems as if landing Gavrikov is more do-able, based on salary cap and the assets that would have to be moved.

Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Most of the Eastern Conference wild-card contenders seem to be experiencing significant issues. New York Islanders’ Mathew Barzal was hurt last night. The Florida Panthers are inconsistent to say the least. Tristan Jarry is still no back in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup.  Alex Ovechkin is still away from the Capitals because of the death of his father.

Read the details in the Hockey Now reports below.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

Nate Brown writes Tyler Bertuzzi is starting to play like the Bertuzzi Detroit fans know. He has shaken off the rust fr

The Red Wings‘ five-game winning was surrendered to a 4-2 loss to the Seattle Kraken.

Sportsnet.ca hockey insider Elliotte Friedman reports the Red Wings do not have Tyler Bertuzzi on the trade market. Presumably, GM Steve Yzerman wants to see if the team is a true playoff contender. The deadline is March 3.

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Red Wings’ Next Game

The Red Wings (26-21-8) complete their five-game road trip Tuesday with a game against the Washington Capitals. The contest has significant playoff implications. The Capitals (28-24-6) are tied for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.  The Red Wings are three points behind the Capitals.

Hockey Now Network

 

Colorado: Bo Byram helps Avalanche take down St. Louis Blues Saturday. Colorado Avalanche. 

Florida: Inconsistency continues to plague the Panthers. They fall hard to the Nashville Predators. This is good news for the Red Wings. Florida Panthers

Montreal:  Will the Canadiens resurrect previous trade talks with the Rangers about Vitali Kravtsov. Montreal Canadiens. 

New York:  The Islanders lost Mathew Barzal to a lower body injury just six minutes into a loss to the Boston Bruins. New York Islanders. 

Philadelphia: Four different NHL teams are intJames van Riemsdyk. Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh: Goalie Tristan Jarry is still not ready to the Penguins’ lineup. This is also good news for the Red Wings. Pittsburgh Penguins.

Washington:  The Capitals lost the outdoor game to the Carolina Hurricanes. Alex Ovechkin is still in Russia dealing with the death of his father. Washington players are starting to be concerned.  “We’re running out of room here,” said a Washington Capitals player.