NHL News: Panthers still undefeated in regulation, Bruins best in the league, and more

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Feb 5, 2021; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Florida Panthers goaltender Chris Driedger (60) and Florida Panthers defenseman Radko Gudas (7) celebrate defeating the Nashville Predators at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Panthers (6-0-2) season was delayed due to their opening night opponent’s issues with COVID. It seems that extra practice time helped as they are the only unbeaten team in regulation. They edged the Predators (5-6) 2-1 last night.

“I thought we played really hard in the third. Very happy with the win,” coach Joel Quenneville said. “Exciting for the guys. Basically we said this morning, ‘Let’s move past that, let’s get incentivized by it, and now let’s go out and have our best game.'”

NHL Scores: Bruins are the league’s best team

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Feb 5, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) and goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) celebrate win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins (8-1-2) continue to win as they took down the Flyers (7-3-2) 2-1. Boston is the best in the NHL with a league leading 18 points on the season. Brad Marchand scored his 7th of the year and Tuukka Rask turned aside 23 shots for the victory.

“It’s not easy to do and it’s not something we want to live by – you can’t trail every game and expect to come back,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy explained. “But it’s how you end up trailing, I think, that’s important. Tonight, we didn’t have our best, but we hung around, found a way to stay in the game.”

In other action, the Lightning (7-1-1) are having an easy time in the weak Central Division. They beat the woeful Red Wings (2-8-2) 3-1. The Golden Knights (6-1-1) easily defeated the Kings (3-5-2) 5-2, and the Sharks (4-5) edged the Ducks 5-4 (4-5-3) in a shootout.

NHL News: Justin Williams now an executive

Hurricanes Press Release:

Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has hired Justin Williams as Special Advisor to the General Manager.

“Justin has been a major part of the culture change that we’ve undergone here,” said Waddell. “We’re thrilled to add someone with his experience to our front office.”

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