FINAL SCORE: Bruins 2, Hurricanes 0
IN BRIEF: After two scoreless periods, Charlie Coyle broke the deadlock in the third with his sixth goal of the season and David Krejci scored his 200th NHL goal to back Jaroslav Halak (24 saves) and give the Bruins a 2-0 home victory over the Carolina Hurricanes that extended Boston's winning streak to eight.
BRUINS RECORD: 20-3-5 (45 points)
HALAK ROBS SVECHNIKOV ON THE BREAKAWAY:
SLAVIN'S DISALLOWED "GOAL" GOES THROUGH NETTING IN WILD PLAY:
CHARLIE COYLE BREAKS THE ICE:
DAVID KREJCI TIPS ONE HOME FOR 200TH NHL GOAL:
Vs. Chicago Blackhawks, Thursday, 7 p.m., NESN
Vs. Colorado Avalanche, Saturday, 7 p.m., NESN
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NHL's All-Star weekend isn't just a time for the NHL's best players to showcase their skills on the ice. Apparently, their mascots get a chance to do that as well.
The NHL has a mascot game every year at All-Star weekend to showcase the Grittys and Youppis of the world. But just before the start of Saturday night's NHL All-Star Game, the Boston Bruins took some time to shout out their mascot Blades.
As you can see in the video below, courtesy of the Bruins official Twitter account, Blades had a pretty nice dangle to beat the Anaheim Ducks mascot, Wildwing, and net a goal.
Considering that's a person in a bear costume on skates, that's pretty good.
The Bruins will be hoping that David Pastrnak can find success similar to that of Blades during the game on Saturday night. To watch the NHL All-Star Game, click here.
Many of hockey's best players have descended on St. Louis for the 2020 NHL All-Star Game.
Among the players showcasing their elite talent for the world to see is Boston Bruins right winger David Pastrnak, who entered the All-Star break with a league-leading 37 goals. He is the only Bruins player participating in the game after goaltender Tuukka Rask decided to skip the event (he later was placed on injured following a concussion suffered on Jan. 14).
Pastrnak is the Atlantic Division team captain, and he'll try to lead the team to its first ever All-Star Game victory. The current All-Star format, which was adopted in 2016, pits the four divisions against each other in a single-elimination tournament. The two semifinal winners square off in the final.
Here's the information you need to watch the 2020 NHL All-Star Game.
When: Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports