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The Battle Of The Broads

The Battle Of The Broads

If one of the goals of the NHL’s restructuring of the Stanley Cup playoff structure was to have more rivals go head-to-head, Gary Bettman and company must have been dancing down the Avenue Of The Americas when the Philadelphia Flyers secured the third seed in the Metro Division and a first-round date with the second-seeded [...]

The Ancient Rivalry Resurrected: Flyers-Rangers Preview

The Ancient Rivalry Resurrected: Flyers-Rangers Preview

First playoff  meetup between these two ancient rivals since 1997 and it can use a boost. The edge has been off a little and there’s nothing like a heated post season series to fire things up. A Flyer diehard missing Avery and Tortorella? Yeah! This series should fix that. The two clubs have been similar [...]

There Goes the Neighborhood…Team

There Goes the Neighborhood…Team

It’s been a while since we’ve written, faithful readers. Largely because we wrote back in September about this season was going to pan out, with a highly on point degree of accuracy. We predicted injuries- specifically Evgeny Nabokov and Lubomir Visnovsky from overuse at their ages. We predicted the missing the playoffs that was inevitable [...]

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 [...]

In Garth We Trust….to Continue to do a Piss Poor job at Managing our Beloved Franchise

In Garth We Trust….to Continue to do a Piss Poor job at Managing our Beloved Franchise

I’m sure you all are thinking “Gee, what are these two going to say about the absolute disaster that Garth Snow delivered at the trade deadline?” And you want to know what? Garth Snow indeed delivered an absolute disaster at the trade deadline.   Let’s start with the player that Snow had to dangle- Thomas [...]

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 [...]

Captain Swap

Captain Swap

Jerry Seinfeld has a bit about “rooting for the laundry,” when it comes to sports, as opposed to the individuals who are wearing the laundry. When you’ve watched a player come through your team’s organization, put his heart, soul and body into every game every night, become the embodiment of a team’s persona and its [...]

Krejci Turns the Trick as Bruins Hammer Panthers

Krejci Turns the Trick as Bruins Hammer Panthers

BOSTON, MA – With the trade deadline looming tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 PM and rumors circulating across the league, the Boston Bruins were on the ice on Tuesday evening against old friend Tim Thomas and the Florida Panthers. Earlier in the afternoon, it was the visiting Panthers and general manager Dale Tallon who made waves, dealing [...]

Ovechkin’s Pair Leads Caps to 4-2 Win Against Bruins

Ovechkin’s Pair Leads Caps to 4-2 Win Against Bruins

BOSTON, MA– In action for the first time since returning from the NHL’s three-week schedule break for the Sochi Olympics, the Boston Bruins suffered a dissapointing 5-4 defeat at the hands of the lowly Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday evening in Western New York. Led by a trio of Olympic medalists; Tuukka Rask (Bronze), Loui Eriksson (Silver), [...]

If an Islander Draft Pick is Any Good, it’s by ACCIDENT.

If an Islander Draft Pick is Any Good, it’s by ACCIDENT.

With the Olympics past us and the NHL getting back into full swing, our thoughts drifted from the stockpile of losses that the Islanders gathered headed into Olympic break and instead thought about some of the recent good times, like that three week span in which the Islanders actually won games consistently. And in being [...]

The Beers at Nassau Coliseum, like the team, SUCK

The Beers at Nassau Coliseum, like the team, SUCK

As you may or may not know, the writers of this blog drink beers. We are not the type of fans who sit back with a case of beer that comes in flimsy cans and just throw them back one after the other until there are a few dollars of empties sitting on the floor. [...]

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Missed Opportunities

A recent supermarket trip inspired today’s piece. One of your intrepid writers went shopping at a Uniondale supermarket wearing his gameday Islanders swag- an Islanders hat, and a hockey jersey. At least 3 employees shouted to me “Let’s go Islanders!” and 2 customers commented as well. None of them were white. Now, you may think [...]

Bruins Deal Rival Canucks Fifth Straight Defeat

Bruins Deal Rival Canucks Fifth Straight Defeat

BOSTON, MA– For just the second time since returning from his NHL-mandated 15-day suspension, Vancouver Canucks head coach and Melrose, Massachusetts native John Tortorella was back behind the bench on Tuesday evening. As it turns out, “Torts” returned just in time to lead his Canucks in a rematch of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final that was [...]

Bruins Spoil Ference’s Return with 4-0 Rout of Oilers

Bruins Spoil Ference’s Return with 4-0 Rout of Oilers

BOSTON, MA– Following an impressive four-game winning streak in which the team had outscored their opponents by a commanding 21-8 margin, the Boston Bruins saw their momentum snapped at the hands of a 4-1 home-ice defeat to the rival Montreal Canadiens on Thursday evening. On Saturday afternoon, the Black and Gold took to the ice again, [...]