Bruins-Panthers; Bjork gave up; Hockey Canada

Jake DeBrusk and David Pastrnak were among a plethora of Boston Bruins who shone in a 5-3 win over the Florida Panthers that put the Bruins in sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division.

The Buffalo Sabers have waived former Bruins winger Anders Bjork and Hockey Canada appears to have an endless supply of skeletons in its closet.

That, more Boston Bruins and NHL news. Plus, the latest NHL trade and free agent rumors in the latest Boston Hockey Now Bruins Daily:

Boston Bruins

Jake DeBrusk, Patrice Bergeron, Trent Frederic and David Pastrnak all scored for the Boston Bruins on Monday night in a 5-3 win over the Florida Panthers.

David Pastrnak netted another scoring goal on Monday night as his free agent value seemingly increases with every game.

Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk made a surprise return to the lineup on Monday and the celebrant didn’t disappoint with two goals and an assist.

New Boston Bruins defenseman Dan Renouf already had a big following in Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery even before he played his first game as a Bruin on Monday night.

National Hockey Now

NYI: Again, the New York Islanders derive their success from their defense, not their offense.

PGH: The Pittsburgh Penguins lost a two-goal lead at the Bell Center in Montreal and lost 3-2 to the Canadiens.

PHI: With a tough three-game roadie ahead of them, the Philadelphia Flyers made three roster changes, including putting defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen on the disabled list.

FLA: Here’s the Florida Panthers’ take on Monday’s 5-3 Bruins win.

DET: The Detroit Red Wings will be without forward Tyler Bertuzzi for 4-6 weeks with an upper body injury. Funny how karma keeps finding the anti-vaxxer who puts himself ahead of his teammates, huh?

DAL: Former Bruins center Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars continued their strong start under new head coach Pete DeBoer.

COL: The Colorado Avalanche fired up the Minnesota Wild for a sixth-place finish in a 6-3 win Monday night.

VGK: Could the Vegas Golden Knights be justified in trading goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury?

SJS: What’s up with the pity going on in the San Jose Sharks locker room?

Canada Hockey Now

MTL: The big Kent Hughes trade on draft day is already paying off as Kirby Dach scored the game-winning goal in overtime for the Montreal Canadiens in a 3-2 win over the Penguins.

CGY: The Calgary Flames are using a home stretch to start the season as a catapult for things to come.

NHL

The Buffalo Sabers waived former Bruins winger Anders Bjork on Monday. How great is this Taylor Hall trade right now for the Bruins?

Another Hockey Canada slush fund for uninsured claims like sexual assault was uncovered by The Athletic columnist Katie Strang.

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