The NHL lockout hits the century mark

New York Islanders’ center John Tavares sports a different look on the ice for SC Bern. Tavares is playing in Switzerland because the NHL lockout reached its 100th day Monday in the United States. Enlarge photo

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New York Islanders’ center John Tavares sports a different look on the ice for SC Bern. Tavares is playing in Switzerland because the NHL lockout reached its 100th day Monday in the United States.

Date: Monday, Dec. 24.

Day: 100.

Last Negotiations: In-person talks Dec. 13 in New Jersey and a bargaining conference call Dec. 14.

Next Negotiations: No negotiations have been scheduled.

Games Lost: 625 (all games through Jan. 14, including the New Year’s Day Winter Classic and All-Star weekend).

What We Missed: There were no games scheduled for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

On This Day Last Year: After defending Stanley Cup champion Boston got off to a rough start in its title defense, winning only three of its first 10 regular-season games, the Bruins entered the Christmas break on a surge – with 20 victories in 23 games. The Bruins went into the holiday hiatus having posted an NHL-best 119 goals and allowing a league-low 63 goals.

Associated Press