NHL Notes: Pre-faceoff huddle now becoming the norm

(Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)

There’s been a new trend forming in the NHL the last few seasons, and this year the Bruins have made it a normal practice: football-style huddles before nearly every faceoff.

“It’s slowly developing that way the last few years,” said Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said. “You see it happening more and more.”