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About Alex McKenzie - RotoBaller

Just a guy from New England that loves hockey, now living in a city that only understands the concept of ice when it's in their drinks.

Alex McKenzie - RotoBaller has written 94 articles so far, you can find them below.


Frederik Andersen To Start Versus Nashville

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen will start versus the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. Nashville has been on fire as of late, winning 18 of their last 19 matches and scoring four goals or more in 10 of those games. Andersen, on the other hand, has lost five of his last six starts and... Read More

2 years ago

Auston Matthews Will Play Versus Nashville

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews will return to action Thursday night against the Nashville Predators. Matthews has been out since February 22nd with a separated shoulder, but has been practicing with the Leafs all week. Toronto has gone 5-5 without the young star, and will be glad to have him back on their top... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan Denato Joins Bruins Third Line, Tommy Wingels Moves To Fourth

Boston Bruins forward Ryan Donato will make his NHL debut on Monday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets after signing an entry-level contract on Sunday. Denato will play on the Bruins third line next to forwards Noel Acciari and Brian Gionta. Denato and Gionta were linemates and standout performers for the United States at this... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan Donato Signs Entry-Level Deal

The Boston Bruins have signed forward prospect Ryan Donato to a two-year entry-level contract, and he will join the team immediately. The 21-year-old led the Harvard Crimson in scoring this season and was a standout performer on the United States Olympic team in Pyongyang this year alongside Bruins forward Brian Gionta, scoring five goals and... Read More

2 years ago

Andrei Vasilevskiy Takes Loss Against Boston

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed three goals on 27 shots and did not receive any support from his offense, as Tampa was shut out by the Boston Bruins 3-0 on Saturday. Vasilevskiy has been looking more and more human in his last five games, posting a 4.40 goals-against average and losing his last... Read More

2 years ago


David Backes Scores Before Leaving With Injury

Boston Bruins forward David Backes (thigh) was involved in a scrum at the end of the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. An errant skate appeared to cut an unprotected portion of his thigh, causing him to exit the game to receive stitches, and he did not return. Backes also scored a... Read More

2 years ago

Charlie Lindgren Makes 45 Saves And Still Loses To Toronto

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Charlie Lindgren faced 49 shots in a 4-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. Lindgren has not been great for Montreal since No. 1 goaltender Carey Price went down with a concussion, as he and goaltender Antti Niemi have lost 16 of 22 matches since Feb. 1. This game, however,... Read More

2 years ago

David Backes Now Centering Bruins Top Line, Riley Nash Moved To Third Line

Boston Bruins forward David Backes will center the Bruins top line between forwards Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak, beginning on Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Bruins forward Riley Nash had been playing center in place of the injured Patrice Bergeron (foot) on the Bruins top line, but it appears Bruins head coach Bruce... Read More

2 years ago

Frederik Andersen Not Playing On Saturday, Curtis McElhinney To Start

Toronto Maple Leafs No. 1 goaltender Frederik Andersen will not suit up to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night, as Leafs backup goalie Curtis McElhinney will start the match. Andersen last played on Wednesday, March 14, leaving the match with an upper-body injury, and he has not practiced since. Toronto head coach Mike... Read More

2 years ago

Auston Matthews Nearing Return, Out Versus Montreal

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without star center Auston Matthews when they take on the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. Matthews has been recovering since sustaining a separated shoulder on Feb. 22. The 20-year-old rising star practiced with the Leafs without a non-contact jersey for the first time on Saturday morning and may return... Read More

2 years ago


Tuukka Rask Will Face The Lightning On Saturday

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask will start against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night. Boston has seen a streak of unfortunate injuries to key players like defensemen Charlie McAvoy and Zdeno Chara, as well as forwards Patrice Bergeron and Jake DeBrusk. Rask has been solid for the Bruins this season, winning 29 games and... Read More

2 years ago

Craig Anderson Prevails Over Dallas

Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson made 23 saves in a 3-2 Senators overtime victory against the Dallas Stars on Friday night. The Senators have had a rough season, with Anderson looking more like torn tarp than a brick wall for the majority of it. The 36-year-old has now won four out of his last five... Read More

2 years ago

Riley Nash Is Fantasy Gold For Week Of March 19

Boston Bruins forward Riley Nash should be a hot commodity for fantasy managers for the week of March 19, a playoff week, and even the championship round in some leagues. Since the injury to forward Patrice Bergeron (foot) left a vacancy on Boston’s top line, Nash has been promoted to fill the void, centering between... Read More

2 years ago

Charlie Lindgren Looks To Bounce Back Against Toronto On Saturday

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Charlie Lindgren will start on Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lindgren has not won in his last three starts, allowing 16 goals in those three gamess. With No. 1 goaltender Carey Price (concussion) out, Montreal has been relying on Lindgren and veteran goaltender Antti Niemi to split starts in net.... Read More

2 years ago

Leo Komarov Undergoes MRI On Injured Leg

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov underwent an MRI on Friday to determine the severity of his lower-body injury. Komarov sustained the injury in Toronto’s 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night when he collided with a fellow Leaf and was unable to put weight on his leg on his way to the... Read More

2 years ago


Zdeno Chara and Jake DeBrusk Out Versus Tampa

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (upper body) and forward Jake DeBrusk (upper body) will not participate in the Bruins Saturday match against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Both players left Boston’s game on Tuesday against the Carolina Panthers and missed the Bruins Thursday night contest against the Florida Panthers due to their injuries. Bruins forward Patrice... Read More

2 years ago

Antti Niemi Gives Up Four Goals To Penguins

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Antti Niemi made 34 saves but allowed four goals on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Canadiens managed to hold the Penguins through two periods to a 3-3 tie before Pittsburgh walked away with the match in the third frame. Niemi has been decent for the Canadiens, considering the team’s current... Read More

2 years ago

Torey Krug Plays Versus Panthers, Takes Eight Shots

Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug was in the lineup on Thursday night against the Florida Panthers after leaving with an unknown injury in Tuesday night’s match against the Carolina Panthers. Krug managed to fire a game-high eights shots on goal in the match, although Florida goaltender James Reimer was able to turn aside all 46... Read More

2 years ago

Frederik Andersen’s Injury Softened By Mike Babcock

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen did not play on Thursday night against the Buffalo Sabres after leaving halfway through the Leafs match against the Dallas Stars on Wednesday with an upper-body injury. Toronto head coach Mike Babcock seemed to downplay their goaltender’s condition, stating that Andersen wouldn’t have played in back-to-back matches anyway. “I... Read More

2 years ago

Curtis McElhinney Stops 38 Shots In Second Win In Two Days

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Curtis McElhinney made 38 saves in a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night after winning a relief appearance in overtime against the Dallas Stars the night before. The Maple Leafs No. 1 goalie, Frederik Andersen, left the match during the second period with an upper-body injury while the... Read More

2 years ago


Nick Bjugstad Records Two Points Versus Boston

Florida Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad scored a goal and an assist in the Panthers’ 3-0 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Bjugstad has been rolling on the Panthers’ top line with forwards Evgenii Dadanov and Aleksander Barkov as of late, earning 16 of his 42 total points this season in the last 30... Read More

2 years ago

Anton Khudobin Allows Three Goals In Loss To Florida

Boston Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin made 25 saves in a 3-0 loss to the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Boston was without defensemen Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy in addition to forwards Patrice Bergeron and Jake DeBrusk, all four of them missing the match due to injury. Khudobin did as well as he could against... Read More

2 years ago

Zdeno Chara And Jake Debrusk Both Out Against Panthers

Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy announced that both defenseman Zdeno Chara and forward Jake Debrusk would not play in the divisional matchup against the Florida Panthers, and defenseman Torey Krug will be a game-time decision. All three players left in the third period in Boston’s previous game on Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes.... Read More

2 years ago

Anton Khudobin To Star Against Florida

Boston Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin will start on Thursday night against the Florida Panthers. Khudobin has been solid as Boston’s No. 2 netminder this season, going 6-3-0 in his last nine games played. The Panthers have been on the rise since Jan. 30, posting a 15-5-0 record in that time and scoring at least three... Read More

2 years ago

Andrei Vasilevskiy Yanked In Loss To Ottawa

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy was pulled after the second period on Tuesday night, allowing six goals on 29 shots to the Ottawa Senators. Lightning backup goaltender Peter Budaj made a relief appearance for the third period, but Vasilevskiy was saddled with the 7-4 loss. Ottawa has been offensively surprising lately, scoring 12 goals... Read More

2 years ago


Antti Niemi Makes 36 Saves In Win Against Dallas

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Antti Niemi stopped 36 shots in a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. With the win, the 34-year-old veteran is now 3-0-3 in his last six games, last losing in regulation on Feb. 14. Carey Price, Montreal’s No. 1 goaltender, has been out of action since Feb. 20 with a... Read More

2 years ago

Mike Condon Makes 42 Saves In Win Over Tampa

Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon recorded just his fifth win of the season on Tuesday night, making 42 saves in Ottawa’s 7-4 triumph over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Condon did his best to resist the powerful Lightning offense but allowed four goals in the match. Ottawa has struggled this season, winning only 25 of their... Read More

2 years ago

Brad Marchand Earns Three Points In Win Over Carolina

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand recorded a goal and two assists in the Bruins 6-4 comeback win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Marchand opened the scoring late in the first period, stuffing a slick feed from Bruins forward David Pastrnak to beat Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward. Boston then allowed four goals to Carolina... Read More

2 years ago

Torey Krug, Zdeno Chara, Jake Debrusk Injured Versus Carolina

The Boston Bruins have been playing without defenseman Charlie McAvoy or forward Patrice Bergeron and took more casualties while making their run at the postseason. During the final frame of the comeback win against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Bruins lost defensemen Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara as well as forward Jake Debrusk to injury. Chara... Read More

2 years ago

Tuukka Rask Allows Four Goals In Win Over Hurricanes

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask gave up four goals on 33 shots in a 6-4 win on Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. The 31-year-old goaltender was bailed out by the Bruins offense in the third period. The Bruins and Rask found themselves down 4-1 early in the third period before forward David Pastrnak and... Read More

2 years ago


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