BostonBruins.com – Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara and David Krejci have been teammates for the last six seasons. But on Saturday, the two will take the ice as opponents when Slovakia and the Czech Republic match up Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Both teams were 5-2 in the preliminary round and Slovakia finished fourth in the Helsinki group to advance. On the other hand, the Czechs finished third in the Stockholm group.
Thus far, Chara has two assists, a +4 plus/minus-rating and is averaging 23:23 per game.
BostonBruins.com – Boston Bruins prospect Jared Knight and the London Knights won the Rogers OHL Championship Friday with a 2-1 victory over the Niagara IceDogs and a 4-1 series victory.
The championship is the second in franchise history for London, who first won in 2005.
Center Ausin Watson put the Knights on the board first with a goal midway through the second period, and Seth Griffith added another 1:48 into the third period to open a 2-0 lead.
BostonBruins.com – Boston Bruins prospect Jared Knight and the London Knights are one win away from winning their second OHL Cup in team history.
The Knights left Niagara last night with a 4-1 victory over the IceDogs, extending their series lead 3-1. Since losing the opening contest, London has won three straight games.
In Wednesday’s game, London opened the game with three unanswered goals from Ryan Rupert, Vladislav Namestnikov and Chris Tierney.
BostonBruins.com – With just 3:28 left in regulation, Chris Tierney scored the game-winning goal to give the London Knights a 3-2 victory and a 2-1 series lead over the Niagara Icedogs in the OHL Finals.
Boston Bruins prospect Jared Knight, who has one assist for London in the Finals thus far, finished the game with a +1 rating. In 14 playoff games, Knight has four goals and four assists.
Fellow Bruins prospect and Niagara defenseman Dougie Hamilton was held without a point in the loss for the first time in the last seven games. He has a goal and three assists in the Finals, and five goals and 18 assists in the postseason.