Bruins’ Cassidy Calls for More Energy from Younger Players
Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy and general manager Don Sweeney sent a clear message in late January. Despite a stellar start fueled mostly by other-worldly scoring clinics put on by David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand in the early months of the season, things needed to be, and were, shaken up. Related: 7 Worst Trades […]
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Bruins’ Vladar Unexpected Next Man Up in Backup Goalie Role
Dan Vladar has never appeared in a National Hockey League game. As a Boston Bruins prospect, he has been recalled from the team’s American Hockey League affiliate in Providence, RI, a handful of times, but he has never seen any regular-season action. That is why Vladar’s latest assignment with the team must have come as […]
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Bruins’ Rask Draws Out the Haters With Post-Game Comments
Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask does not mince words. In a sport where fans and media treasure a rare candid sound bite in a sea of canned responses, that is an admirable personality trait. However, the Finnish netminder managed to raise the ire of a legion of black-and-gold faithful with comments he made following Thursday’s […]
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Bruins’ Playoff Success Banks on Production From Second Line
Boston Bruins alternate captain David Krejci centered one of the best lines in the team’s recent history when the Czech pivot and wings Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton steered it to Stanley Cup victory in 2011. Now, Horton and Lucic have been gone for several years, and the second line has never been as good. […]
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They Wore It Once: Bruins Players and Their Unique Numbers
Probably the most memorable sweater number retirement ceremony in Boston Bruins history occurred on Dec. 3, 1987 when Raymond Bourque surprises the legendary Phil Esposito and delighted the fans at the old Boston Garden. Bourque removed his number 7 sweater, the one Esposito made famous, to reveal that he would now be wearing number 77 […]
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Bruins’ 2020 Playoffs: Healthy Players, Roster Decisions & Revenge
On March 10, Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask celebrated his 33rd birthday by leading the team to a 2-0 shutout of the upstart Philadelphia Flyers. The victory also gave the NHL-leading Bruins 100 points on the season. Two days later, the league paused play in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As it turns out, that […]
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Bruins Stint Showcased Iginla’s Hall-Worthy Best
Jarome Iginla will most likely forever be remembered for his time as one of the greatest players in Calgary Flames history. However, even though many people may not recall, he also spent one season as a member of the Boston Bruins near the end of his storied career. Bruins fans certainly remember. You should be […]
Bruins Face Balancing Act in Round-Robin Tournament
The Boston Bruins do not have to play their way into the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, if they happen, because the team’s regular season record left it atop the National Hockey League’s standings. However, the round-robin tournament that would decide the top four seeds in each conference could cost Boston that position. The question is, […]
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Bruins Could Dominate Playoffs with Healthy Bergeron
Patrice Bergeron probably can’t remember the last time he entered the playoffs feeling good. The laundry lists of injuries he’s battled through in search of hockey’s ultimate prize is simply unreal. But that hasn’t stopped one of the best defensive forwards in National Hockey League history, who is an elite goal-scorer to boot. He has […]
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Bruins’ Oft-Debated Toughness Will Be Tested in Round-Robin Play
Love it or hate it, the National Hockey League Eastern Conference round-robin tournament being proposed to decide the No. 1 seed for the second and subsequent rounds of the 24-team playoff format would be a battle for the ages. Considering that the teams involved would be the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals and […]
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Bruins’ Top 5 Stories From Pause in Play
Nearly three months have passed since March 10, the day the Boston Bruins played their last game before the National Hockey League halted play due to the coronavirus pandemic. Very few people thought on March 12, when commissioner Gary Bettman suspended action, that Memorial Day would pass before league officials provided some idea of when […]
Through the Toughest Times, Hockey Was Always There
Hockey is life. It’s a common sentiment among die-hard fans. For me personally, it is so much more than just a saying. I am not particularly athletic. I can barely stay on my feet on ice skates. Even if I could, growing up in the 1970s and 1980s in western Pennsylvania, there weren’t really many […]
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Bruins Classic Games, Fun Segments Keep Fans and Players Connected
There’s no question, it’s a rough time to be a sports fan. Instead of heading into the second round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, National Hockey League fans are left missing the sport they love as we all wait for the global coronavirus pandemic to subside. For their part, the Boston Bruins have been […]
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Bruins’ Miller Faces Uncertain Future in Injury-Plagued Career
It has been a long time since Boston Bruins’ defenseman Kevan Miller has suited up for a hockey game. With general manager Don Sweeney indicating in a recent press conference that Miller would not be ready to return if the 2019-20 season resumes at some point this summer, it seems as though that is not […]
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Brad Marchand: Hall of Fame Worthy?
Without a doubt, Boston Bruins’ left wing Brad Marchand is one of the most polarizing active players in the National Hockey League. He is at the same time a masterful goalscorer and a pest for the ages. Bruins fans love him. Fans of just about every other team hate him. His relationship with league officials? […]
Bruins’ Bergeron a Lock for Hockey Hall of Fame
One of the best defensive forwards of his era, there is little doubt that Boston Bruins center and alternate captain Patrice Bergeron will be, or certainly should be, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame when he chooses to hang up the skates. But, his Hall-of-Fame resume goes far beyond back-checks and big goals. In […]
Bruins’ Top 20 Goal Scorers All-Time
The Boston Bruins have had numerous prolific goalscorers in the team’s storied history, which dates back to 1924. Here are the best of the best: the top 20 Bruins’ scorers of all-time. 1. Johnny Bucyk, 545 Goals Nicknamed “Chief,” Bucyk scored a single-season high 51 goals in the 1970-71 campaign, the only year he’d hit […]
Bruins’ DeBrusk & Bjork Have More to Prove with Season in Jeopardy
The fate of the 2019-20 National Hockey League season currently hangs very much in the balance as league officials wait to see if resuming play is a realistic possibility with the world in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic. For two young Boston Bruins, in particular, this is not good news. Related: Boston Bruins Logo […]
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Bruins Fans Fed Up with Jacobs Family
As players and coaches returned to Boston to start camp for the 2019-20 NHL season, longtime Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs was reportedly turning over control of the team to his six children. This change came just a few months after the crushing loss in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final and during a TD Garden […]
Bruins Showdown: Ray Bourque vs. Zdeno Chara
Ray Bourque and Zdeno Chara are both Boston Bruins legends. Bourque had one of the most accurate shots in National Hockey League history and wore the captain’s C for much of his time in Boston. Chara currently holds the record for the hardest shot at the NHL skills competition and has donned the C since […]
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