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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.


Riley Nash Adds Two Assists In Comeback Over Hurricanes

Boston Bruins forward Riley Nash recorded two assists in the Bruins 6-4 come-from-behind win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. The 28-year-old center/right wing has been playing on Boston’s top line alongside forwards David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand due to Patrice Bergeron’s foot injury. Nash has exceeded expectations in his new role, contributing three... Read More

2 years ago

David Pastrnak Records First Career Hat Trick Versus Carolina

Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak led the Bruins resurgence in a come-from-behind win over the Carolina Hurricanes 6-4 on Tuesday night. Boston trailed by a score of 4-1 one minute into the third period before turning on their offensive production and scoring five unanswered goals to end the game, with David Pastrnak’s first career hat... Read More

2 years ago

Brad Marchand Could Play Tuesday Versus Carolina

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand will be a game-time decision on Tuesday Night as the Bruins take on the Carolina Hurricanes. According to Joe Haggerty, however, the 29-year-old looked “good to go” during Bruins practice Tuesday morning. Marchand missed Sunday’s matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks with a lower-body injury that he sustained on Saturday when he... Read More

2 years ago

Roberto Luongo Drops 5-3 Loss To Ottawa

Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo did not get the outcome he was looking for in a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Ottawa Senators. Luongo allowed the first goal to Ottawa just 57 seconds into the game, with the Senators taking a 2-0 lead by the end of the first period. The Panthers eventually... Read More

2 years ago

Tuukka Rask To Start Versus Carolina

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask will start on Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Bruins have been looking strong without forwards Brad Marchand (lower body) and Patrice Bergeron (foot) recently, losing for only the first time in seven games to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. The Bruins will also be getting forward David Backes... Read More

2 years ago


Mike Condon Gets Start Against Tampa

Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon will start on Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Senators did play on Monday night, with Craig Anderson getting the win against the Florida Panthers. Condon has not won since Feb. 1, losing his last seven games played. With Ottawa potentially being tired and the Lightning’s offensive power... Read More

2 years ago

Nick Bjugstad Gets Assist In Loss To Ottawa

Florida Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad recorded an assist in Florida’s 5-3 loss at the hands of the Ottawa Senators on Monday night. This brings the center/right winger’s point total from the last seven games to nine points (four goals and five assists). Bjugstad has seen a lot of success recently playing on the Panthers top... Read More

2 years ago

Andrei Vasilevskiy To Start Versus Senators

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy will start on Tuesday night against the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa’s showing Monday night against the Florida Panthers was impressive, beating the Panthers 5-3. Vasilevskiy should be up to the task of facing the tired team, however, as he has won his last three starts as well as six of his... Read More

2 years ago

Roberto Luongo Will Start Fifth Straight Game Versus Ottawa

The Florida Panthers have named goaltender Roberto Luongo the starter for their Monday night match against the Ottawa Senators. Luongo has been stellar in net for the Panthers since returning from injury on Feb.17, posting an 8-1-1 record over that span. The 38-year-old veteran has also been seeing and stopping a lot of rubber, averaging... Read More

2 years ago

Auston Matthews Out Wednesday Versus Dallas

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (shoulder) will miss his seventh game on Wednesday night when the Leafs take on the Dallas Stars at home. Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock updated the second-year forward's status on Monday morning but added that Matthews could return soon after their match on Wednesday. Matthews has been a... Read More

2 years ago


Charlie Lindgren Gets Nod Versus Columbus

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Charlie Lindgren will start on Monday night versus the Columbus Blue Jackets. Lindgren has been sharing starts with Antti Niemi since Feb. 22 when Carey Price (concussion) was sidelined. Losing three of the four games he has started, Lindgren has not been a reliable option between the pipes for the Canadiens, allowing... Read More

2 years ago

Anton Khudobin Drops 3-1 Matinee To Chicago

Boston Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin stopped 36 shots but allowed two goals late in the third period in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon. Khudobin had looked great through the first 55 minutes of the game, allowing just one goal in the first period while the Bruins were killing a penalty.... Read More

2 years ago

Frederik Andersen Returns To Elite Form In Win Over Pittsburgh

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen posted a solid performance against the Pittsurgh Penguins on Saturday, earning a 5-2 win. Entering the match, Andersen had surrendered 10 goals in his previous two starts and was looking to get back on track against the reigning Stanley Cup champions. The 28-year-old goaltender faced plenty of shots in... Read More

2 years ago

Brian Gionta Becoming a Reliable Fantasy Option

Boston Bruins forward Brian Gionta has recorded six points in the five games he’s played since being signed by the Bruins on Feb. 25. Gionta added his fourth and fifth points on Saturday during a 7-4 win by the Bruins over the Chicago Blackhawks. The 39-year-old veteran earned the attention of NHL teams while playing... Read More

2 years ago

Brad Marchand Out Sunday Versus Chicago

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand (lower body) will not play on Sunday afternoon versus the Chicago Blackhawks. Marchand played the first half of the Bruins home-and-home series against the Blackhawks on Saturday, which included an awkward collision between him and Anthony Duclair. The Bruins are heavy favorites to maintain their second-place position in the Atlantic... Read More

2 years ago


Louis Domingue Earns Shootout Win Against Montreal

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Louis Domingue earned his fifth win of the season in a 3-2 shootout win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. Domingue made 27 saves in the match and stopped three of the four shots he faced during the shootout. The 26-year-old netminder was acquired by Tampa from Arizona earlier in the... Read More

2 years ago

Robin Lehner Solid In Shootout Loss To Vegas

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner posted a strong performance and earned the second star of the game in a 2-1 shooutout loss at the hands of the offensive-powerhouse Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday. Buffalo’s offense didn’t provide much help, scoring just one goal in regulation. Lehner did his part, making 33 saves during the match... Read More

2 years ago

Patrice Bergeron Doesn’t Travel With Bruins On Road Trip

Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron (foot) did not travel with the Boston Bruins on Saturday and will likely not participate in any of the four games on the Bruins road trip during this upcoming week. Bergeron has already missed six games with a fractured foot, although the Bruins have won all of those contests despite missing... Read More

2 years ago

Brad Marchand May Avoid Another Suspension

According to Mark Lazerus, Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand may have dodged a bullet after colliding with Chicago Blackhawks forward Anthony Duclair during the match between the two teams on Saturday afternoon. Marchand had made a sharp turn toward Duclair during the play and appeared to be avoiding the young Blackhawk as much as possible... Read More

2 years ago

Tuukka Rask Shaky In Win Over Chicago

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask faced only 27 shots but allowed four goals in the Bruins win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Rask gave up several soft goals throughout the game, including one in particular at the start of the second period. Luckily for Rask, the Bruins offense had an explosive third period, scoring four goals... Read More

2 years ago


David Krejci Scores Twice In Win Over Chicago

Boston Bruins center David Krejci scored two power-play goals in the Bruins 7-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday afternoon. Krejci netted Boston’s second goal of the day 14 minutes into the first period, and then added a tie-breaking tally halfway through the second frame to bring the score to 4-3. Boston went on... Read More

2 years ago

Mike Condon Stops 35 Shots In Loss To Flames

Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon made 35 stops on 37 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Calgary Flames on Friday night. Condon’s impressive play was the only thing that kept the score close. The Flames could have run away with the game in the first and second periods if it wasn’t for some very... Read More

2 years ago

Auston Matthews Out Saturday

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (shoulder) has been officially ruled out for the Leafs Saturday contest against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The timetable for his recovery is unclear, although there is a possibility the Maple Leafs may keep him off the ice longer than necessary. Toronto has a firm grasp on third place in the... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan McDonagh Cleared For Contact, May Play Saturday

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (hand) has been cleared for contact by team doctors and participated normally during the Lightning’s practice on Friday. McDonagh was acquired by Tampa from the New York Rangers at the trade deadline on Feb. 26 but has not played for the Lightning yet. The 28-year-old may make his debut... Read More

2 years ago

Tuukka Rask Gets Nod For Saturday, Anton Khudobin To Start Sunday

The Boston Bruins will play a home-and-home series versus the Chicago Blackhawks this weekend, and have announced that goaltenders Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin will start on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Rask played in his first game since March 1st on Thursday, returning from a minor injury to make 31 saves and defeat the Philadelphia... Read More

2 years ago


Roberto Luongo Shuts Out Montreal

Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo continued his excellent performance in a 5-0 beatdown of the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. The 38-year-old earned the first star in the match, facing 40 shots and stopping all of them. The game marks the 13th win and second shutout of the season, which he has only played 24 games... Read More

2 years ago

Evgenii Dadonov Continues To Produce For Panthers

Florida Panthers forward Evgenii Dadonov maintained his impressive pace this season, scoring a goal and an assist during the Panthers 5-0 blowout against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. Dadonov has now recorded six straight multi-point games on the Panthers top line. The 28-year-old left wing/right wing has come out of nowhere in the final few... Read More

2 years ago

Zdeno Chara Records Two Assists Against Philadelphia

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara earned two assists in a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. The 40-year-old veteran got the primary assist on Brian Gionta’s first goal as a Bruin and then helped on Brad Marchand’s game-winning goal late in the third period. Chara has been a reliable shutdown defenseman this... Read More

2 years ago

Brad Marchand Scores Second Straight Game-Winning Goal

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand scored the game-winning goal with only 22 seconds remaining in the third period to lift the Bruins over the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night. The left winger had scored the overtime-winner in Boston’s previous game against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Marchand’s skills have certainly come to... Read More

2 years ago

Tuukka Rask Fends Off Flyers In Return

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (lower body) returned to action on Thursday night, making 31 saves on 33 shots in a thrilling match against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers got off to a quick start, with Jakub Vorachek netting a power-play goal just 1:38 into the match, and put 16 shots on goal in the... Read More

2 years ago


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