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Summertime Slowdown: Catching up with Boston's Offseason Activity

Summertime Slowdown: Catching up with Boston’s Offseason Activity

– Good afternoon, Hockey Independent readers! I hope you’ve all had an enjoyable start to your summers! While I’ve spent the bulk of this offseason visiting other parts of the country and exploring various opportunities, I’ve also taken a bit of a respite from writing to relax and recharge for the upcoming season. In the weeks [...]

NY ISLANDERS DRAFT SERIES: The Curious Case of Josh Ho-Sang

NY ISLANDERS DRAFT SERIES: The Curious Case of Josh Ho-Sang

The curious case of Joshua Ho-Sang First the NY islanders took an unpredictable turn actually taking a predictable choice at number 5, with the offensively gifted and highly regarded Michael Dal Colle. More on that later. However, then they swept back into the top of the first round to collect what might be the most [...]

Underwhelming Effort Spells the End for Boston in Game 7

Underwhelming Effort Spells the End for Boston in Game 7

BOSTON – After falling flat in Monday’s Game 6 contest at the Bell Centre, losing by a visibly one-sided 4-0 score, the Boston Bruins returned home on Wednesday evening with one last chance to salvage their second-round series against the Canadiens. With each team having won three games, this epic clash between two Original Six rivals [...]

Third-Line Powers Bruins to 4-2 Game 5 Victory over Montreal

Third-Line Powers Bruins to 4-2 Game 5 Victory over Montreal

BOSTON – After salvaging a split of the two games in Montreal with a thrilling 1-0 overtime victory on Thursday at the Bell Centre, the Boston Bruins returned home this weekend for a Saturday evening Game 5 tilt against the Canadiens. With each team taking one game in both Boston and Montreal, the second round series between [...]

Bruins Score Four Unanswered Goals to Rally Past Habs in Game 2

Bruins Score Four Unanswered Goals to Rally Past Habs in Game 2

BOSTON – Less than forty-eight hours after the visiting Canadiens had topped the Bruins in a thrilling double-overtime series opener on Thursday evening, the two teams were back on the ice at TD Garden for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semi-Final set. With their backs against the wall as they were looking to avoid a prohibitive [...]

Carey Price The Difference-Maker as Habs Knock Off Bruins in Game 1

Carey Price The Difference-Maker as Habs Knock Off Bruins in Game 1

BOSTON – For the first time since their epic 2011 playoff battle that was decided in overtime of Game 7, the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens hit the ice for a postseason match-up at TD Garden. In front of an extraordinarily raucous sellout crowd of 17, 565, the NHL’s two oldest rivals kicked off their Eastern Conference [...]

GameDay: Bruins and Habs Set for Epic Second Round Clash

GameDay: Bruins and Habs Set for Epic Second Round Clash

– After both teams quickly dispatched their opening round opponent in four and five games, respectively, the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins are set to meet in the postseason for the fourth time in the past six seasons. Having entered the series with each team playing their best hockey of the season, we could be [...]

Stifling Defense and Productive Power-Play Help Bruins Sink Red Wings in Game 5

Stifling Defense and Productive Power-Play Help Bruins Sink Red Wings in Game 5

BOSTON, MA– After capturing back-to-back road wins in Games 3 and 4 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, the Boston Bruins were back on home-ice this Saturday afternoon with a chance to close out their series against the Red Wings. With just one win in their previous five outings in playoff Game 5′s, the Bruins were [...]

GameDay: Zetterberg Returns as Red Wings Look to Even Series

GameDay: Zetterberg Returns as Red Wings Look to Even Series

– After the Boston Bruins utilized a near-perfect road effort in Tuesday’s Game 3 to secure a shutout and a 2-1 series edge, they will be looking for a duplicate performance on Thursday evening at the Joe Louis Arena. With Game 4 set for this evening and puck-drop coming just after 8 o’clock, we present [...]

Rask Stops 34 as Bruins Tie Series with 4-1 Game 2 Victory

Rask Stops 34 as Bruins Tie Series with 4-1 Game 2 Victory

BOSTON, MA– After a hotly contested playoff opener on Friday evening at the TD Garden, the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Boston Bruins had found themselves behind, in a surprising 0-1 series hole at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings. On Sunday afternoon, the Bruins were given another chance to prove the championship resolve that has helped guide [...]

Datsyuk's Late Tally Lifts Detroit to 1-0 Series-Opening Victory

Datsyuk’s Late Tally Lifts Detroit to 1-0 Series-Opening Victory

BOSTON, MA– After anticipation had far surpassed a boiling point in the city of Boston this week, the NHL postseason finally kicked off for the Bruins on Friday evening. With the B’s having long ago secured the top-seed in the conference and the No. 1 spot in their division, fans and players alike had more or [...]

GameDay: Bruins, Red Wings Set for First Playoff Battle in 57 Years

GameDay: Bruins, Red Wings Set for First Playoff Battle in 57 Years

– With Game 1 of the first round playoff series between the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings rapidly approaching, we’ve opted to bring back the Hockey Independent Bruins’ GameDay features for use at various times during this year’s postseason. This will be the first installment of this feature for the 2014 postseason, with a [...]

Bruins Rout Sabres in Home Finale to Capture Presidents' Trophy

Bruins Rout Sabres in Home Finale to Capture Presidents’ Trophy

BOSTON, MA– For the final time of the 2013-14 NHL campaign, the Boston Bruins were on home-ice for a regular season game at TD Garden this Saturday afternoon. In town for a visit on “Fan Appreciation Night” was newly-promoted head coach Ted Nolan and his last-place Buffalo Sabres squad. Entering the day with the league’s worst [...]

Eriksson, B's Push Toward Playoffs with 5-2 Win Against Flyers

Eriksson, B’s Push Toward Playoffs with 5-2 Win Against Flyers

BOSTON, MA– For just the third time this season — and the second time in the past week — the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers were on the ice Saturday afternoon at TD Garden for their final showdown of the 2013-14 campaign. Thanks to a freshly reformed NHL scheduling system that involves visits to every city [...]

Bergeron Tallies Twice as Bruins Shutout Blackhawks

Bergeron Tallies Twice as Bruins Shutout Blackhawks

BOSTON, MA– For the first time since capturing the Stanley Cup and ripping the proverbial heart out of the city of Boston in a mere seventeen seconds, the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks were back at TD Garden on Thursday evening for a showdown against the Bruins. The two teams had met once earlier this season, a [...]

Habs Snap Bruins' Streak with 2-1 Shootout Victory

Habs Snap Bruins’ Streak with 2-1 Shootout Victory

BOSTON, MA– There was no shortage of storylines to be told from during Monday’s final regular season contest of the 2013-14 campaign between hockey’s oldest of rivals. Entering the night’s action, both teams had enjoyed plenty of recent success. Montreal, aided by the long-awaited return of starting goaltender Carey Price, had picked up two points in [...]

Bruins Continue to Roll, Defeat Wild 4-1 for Ninth Straight Victory

Bruins Continue to Roll, Defeat Wild 4-1 for Ninth Straight Victory

BOSTON, MA– For the first time since late in the 2011-12 season, the Boston Bruins and Minnesota Wild were on the ice against one another on Monday evening at TD Garden. This match-up would feature the first look Boston would get at Minnesota since the team acquired franchise cornerstone players Zach Parise and Ryan Suter in [...]

Krejci Line Powers Bruins to 5-1 Victory Over Carolina

Krejci Line Powers Bruins to 5-1 Victory Over Carolina

BOSTON, MA– After dispatching the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday evening by a narrow 2-1 margin and extending their season-long winning streak to seven games, the Boston Bruins had the luxury of a much-needed off-day on Friday. On Saturday, it was back to work for the B’s, as they continued their three-game home-stand with a matinee contest [...]

Bruins Edge Coyotes for Seventh Straight Victory

Bruins Edge Coyotes for Seventh Straight Victory

BOSTON, MA– Less than twenty-four hours after handily beating the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre for the first time this season, the Boston Bruins were on the ice Thursday evening at TD Garden, playing host to captain Shane Doan and his red-hot Phoenix Coyotes club. Entering the night’s action, the Desert Dogs had captured victory [...]

Bruins Strike Out on High Impact Trade Targets, Add Depth to Blueline

Bruins Strike Out on High Impact Trade Targets, Add Depth to Blueline

– Ever since Dennis Seidenberg went down with a torn ACL and MCL back on December 27, there has been rampant speculation as to how the Boston Bruins would replace their veteran stalwart of a No. 2 defenseman. Now, as a required precursor to this piece; the Bruins were never going to find the perfect [...]