On this week’s Sports Hub Hockey Show, Ryan Johnston is joined by Judd Sirott and Bob Beers from TD Garden just before the Bruins-Blackhawks matinee matchup. The guys discuss the Bruins’ winning streak amid injuries to Patrice Bergeron and Charlie McAvoy. They also give their thoughts on the NHL suspending David Backes for three games.
NBC Sports Boston’s Joe Haggerty joins the discussion on Backes, plus the defense without McAvoy and Brad Marchand’s fine for diving/embellishment.
In Hour 2, Ryan, Judd and Bob talk about Tommy Wingels and Brian Gionta’s impact on the team, and take calls on Backes, Brandon Carlo, Tuukka Rask, and the state of the Blackhawks organization. NESN’s Billy Jaffe joins the guys to talk more about decisions by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety, Chicago’s season and the surging Florida Panthers.