Found December 05, 2011 on Red Light District Hockey:

The Morning After:
Yesterday’s results:
Avalanche 4, Red Wings 2
Wild 5, Ducks 3
Canucks 5, Flames 1
Predictions record: 2-1

RLD 3 stars of the night:
1. Chris Higgins, VAN (1 goal, 2 assists)
2. David Booth, VAN (1 goal, 2 assists)
3. Matt Cullen, MIN (3 assists)
---

Tonight’s slate:
Maple Leafs @ Rangers, 7:00 ET
Bruins @ Penguins, 7:00
Lightning @ Senators, 7:30
Capitals @ Panthers, 7:30
Coyotes @ Blackhawks, 8:00

Game of the night:
Boston Bruins @ Pittsburgh Penguins
7:00 ET… TV: Local Networks

Records:
Overall: Bruins (16-7-1) … Penguins (16-7-4)
Away/Home: Bruins (6-2-0) … Penguins (8-1-2)
Last 10: Bruins (9-0-1) … Penguins (6-3-1)
Season Series (10/11): Tied 2-2

Players to watch:
BOS- Zdeno Chara
Chara is a +7 in the last three games, but will be put to the test tonight against Crosby and company.
PIT- James Neal
Neal hasn’t scored in two games, which means he’s due. Neal has 11 goals in 11 home games this year.

Starting goaltenders:
BOS- Tim Thomas (2011-12 stats: 12-4-0, 1.93 GAA)
PIT- Marc-Andre Fleury (2011-12 stats: 14-4-2, 2.11 GAA)

Injury report:
BOS- None
PIT- Jordan Staal (face, probable), Kris Letang and Zbynek Michalek (head/concussion, doubtful), Dustin Jeffrey (knee, out), Ben Lovejoy (wrist, out)

Game thoughts:
The red-hot Bruins enter the Steel City to take on the conference-leading Penguins. We all know the B’s haven’t lost in regulation since October, but they also grabbed wins in both road games last year in Pittsburgh. That adds on to the tough task at hand for Dan Bylsma, who will likely be without Letang and Michalek once again. Boston is just too good right now, even for the high-powered Pens. Nonetheless, it should be a great game.
Prediction: Bruins 4, Penguins 3 (OT)

The rest of today’s predictions:
Rangers over Maple Leafs
Lightning over Senators
Capitals over Panthers
Blackhawks over Coyotes

*Follow us on Twitter – @RLDhockey
*Don’t forget about our podcast at 1 PM ET on Wednesday!
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Higgins will miss Tuesday's game

Vancouver Canucks forward Chris Higgins will miss Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche because of a staph infection in his foot. "(Higgins) came in (Monday) morning. His foot was all swollen up," coach Alain Vigneault said. "According to what he's telling us, he had the same thing happen to him last year in Florida. Initially there, I think he missed...

Canucks F Higgins out Tuesday with staph infection

Vancouver Canucks forward Chris Higgins has a staph infection that will keep him out of Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche. Higgins was scheduled to visit with a specialist on Monday. The Canucks called up Viktor Oreskovich from Chicago of the AHL to take his roster spot. Higgins, 28, was acquired at last year’s trade deadline from Florida. He has eight goals...

Canucks' forward Higgins out with staph infection

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Vancouver Canucks forward Chris Higgins will miss Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche because of a staph infection in his foot.

Canucks F Higgins has staph infection (AP)

Vancouver Canucks forward Chris Higgins will miss Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche because of a staph infection in his foot. "(Higgins) came in (Monday) morning. His foot was all swollen up," coach Alain Vigneault said. "According to what he's telling us, he had the same thing happen to him last year in Florida.

Avalanche vs. Canucks Betting Odds & Handicapping Preview | Dec. 6

Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks Tuesday matchup. The Canucks are -205 home favorites. The over/under is set at 5.5. Ryan Kesler, David Booth and Chris Higgins will not be together Tuesday as Higgins is out with a foot infection. Jannik Hansen will probably play on the second line. Roberto Luongo will be in goal.

Canucks' Higgins (staph infection) out Tuesday

Vancouver Canucks forward Chris Higgins will miss Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche because of a staph infection in his foot.

Surging Canucks roll past Flames

Roberto Luongo made 21 saves, Chris Higgins and David Booth each had a goal and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Sunday night for their sixth victory in their last seven games. Daniel Sedin and Kevin Bieksa had power-play goals and Jannik Hansen also scored to help Vancouver rebound from a 6-5 home loss to Nashville on Thursday night. Alex Tanguay...

Flying V’s Wrap-Up: Canucks have NICE 3rd period vs. Flames

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 26 matchup between the Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks. Roberto Luongo and the Canucks bounced back from a tough first period to break through against the Flames, and won handily 5-1. Ryan Kesler, Chris Higgins and David Booth all contributed three points.

Recap: Vancouver vs. Calgary

David Booth and Chris Higgins each scored a goal and added two assists, and the Canucks netted the final five goals to down the Flames, 5-1, at Rogers Arena.

Canucks bounce back with trouncing of Flames

Roberto Luongo made 21 saves, Chris Higgins and David Booth each had a goal and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames5-1 on Sunday night for their sixth victory in their last seven games.

Canucks 5, Flames 1

Roberto Luongo made 21 saves, Chris Higgins and David Booth each had a goal and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Sunday night for their sixth victory in their last seven games. Daniel Sedin and Kevin Bieksa had power-play goals and Jannik Hansen also scored to help Vancouver rebound from a 6-5 home loss to Nashville on Thursday night. Alex Tanguay...

Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Calgary Flames. It was fitting Mason Raymond returned against the Flames. It's hard to read David Booth's intent when he collided with Mikka Kiprusoff, but on a positive note he, Ryan Kesler, and Chris Higgins combined for eight points.

Luongo leads Canucks past Flames, 5-1

Roberto Luongo made 21 saves, Chris Higgins and David Booth each had a goal and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Sunday night for their sixth victory in their last seven games.

Luongo leads Canucks past Flames

Roberto Luongo made 21 saves, Chris Higgins and David Booth each had a goal and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Sunday night for their sixth victory in their last seven games.

Luongo leads Canucks past Flames, 5-1

Roberto Luongo made 21 saves, Chris Higgins and David Booth each had a goal and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Sunday night for their sixth victory in their last seven games.
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.