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Bruins 2013 Season Preview: Breaking Down The Boston Defense

Bruins 2013 Season Preview: Breaking Down The Boston Defense

– Good afternoon and welcome to Part II of Hockey Independent’s Boston Bruins’ season preview. In Part I of the series, we took a look at the forwards who will suit up for the Black and Gold this season. Today’s piece will feature individual predictions for both the defense and the goaltenders. DEFENSE 27 Dougie [...]

Heartbreak on Causeway: Blackhawks Stun Bruins, Capture The Cup on Boston Ice

Heartbreak on Causeway: Blackhawks Stun Bruins, Capture The Cup on Boston Ice

BOSTON, MA – With just more than 80 seconds left in the third period, and a 2-1 lead in tow, it appeared as if the Boston Bruins were ready to push the 2013 Stanley Cup Final to a decisive Game 7 on Wednesday evening in Chicago. Writers in the press-box began to frantically search for flights [...]

Defensive Breakdowns Prove Costly For Bruins in 6-5 Game 4 Overtime Loss

Defensive Breakdowns Prove Costly For Bruins in 6-5 Game 4 Overtime Loss

BOSTON, MA – On the heels of arguably their best performance of the entire 2013 season (including playoffs) in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday evening, the Boston Bruins were back on the ice against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday at TD Garden. In front of another raucous home-crowd of 17, 565, the [...]

Bruins Shutout Blackhawks In Game 3, Capture 2-1 Series Lead

Bruins Shutout Blackhawks In Game 3, Capture 2-1 Series Lead

BOSTON, MA – After Daniel Paille’s overtime game-winner on Saturday evened the series at one game apiece, the Stanley Cup Final would shift east to Boston’s TD Garden for Game 3 between the Bruins and Blackhawks on Monday evening. Fortunately for the crowd of 17, 565 that packed into the building for this one, the home-standing [...]

How Sweep It Is: Bruins Finish Off Pens, Advance To Second Cup Final in Three Seasons

How Sweep It Is: Bruins Finish Off Pens, Advance To Second Cup Final in Three Seasons

BOSTON, MA – Suffocating defense, brilliant goaltending and timely goals from up-and-down the lineup. This was the strategy Claude Julien’s Bruins executed perfectly in the Eastern Conference Final. On Friday evening, it all paid off for the Black and Gold, as a 1-0 Game 4 shutout victory secured a 4-0 series sweep for Boston. A relentless [...]

Bruins Keep Foot on the Gas, Eliminate Rangers in Game 5

Bruins Keep Foot on the Gas, Eliminate Rangers in Game 5

BOSTON, MA – Following Thursday’s 4-3 overtime defeat at Madison Square Garden in Game 4 against the Rangers, the Boston Bruins were once again looking to close out their second round series on Saturday evening; this time on home-ice at TD Garden. Fortunately for the 17, 565 Black and Gold supporters that packed into the building, [...]

Bruins Put Five Past Lundqvist to Capture 2-0 Series Lead

Bruins Put Five Past Lundqvist to Capture 2-0 Series Lead

BOSTON, MA – After Brad Marchand’s overtime heroics led the team to a 3-2 series-opening victory on Thursday, the Boston Bruins were back on the ice at TD Garden on Sunday afternoon for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semi-Final series against the New York Rangers. Backed by 35 saves from goaltender Tuukka Rask and offensive [...]

Marchand’s Overtime Goal Gives Boston 3-2 Win in Game 1

Marchand’s Overtime Goal Gives Boston 3-2 Win in Game 1

BOSTON, MA – Just three nights after successfully completing a miraculous three-goal comeback in Game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Boston Bruins were back on the ice on Thursday evening for the opening contest of their Eastern Conference Semi-Final series against the New York Rangers. In what was an exciting, back-and-forth contest, the Bruins [...]

Maple Leafs Edge Bruins, Force Game 6 in Toronto

Maple Leafs Edge Bruins, Force Game 6 in Toronto

BOSTON, MA – For as dominant as the Bruins have shown they can be over the past few seasons, an Achilles heel of the Black and Gold has always been an inability to close out opponents in the postseason. Under head coach Claude Julien, the team was just 3-6 in non-Game 7 contests in which the B’s [...]

Bruins Burn Leafs in Playoff Return to Air Canada Centre

Bruins Burn Leafs in Playoff Return to Air Canada Centre

TORONTO, ON – For the first time since 2004, NHL playoff hockey made its return to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Monday evening. And what an atmosphere it was. From hours before puck drop, there were thousands of fans lining the streets of Maple Leaf Square singing chants of “Go Leafs Go”. Once we [...]

Lupul’s Pair Lifts Maple Leafs to 4-2 Game 2 Victory

Lupul’s Pair Lifts Maple Leafs to 4-2 Game 2 Victory

BOSTON, MA – Buckle up, folks. We may be in for a long series. Following Boston’s 4-1 dismantling of the Maple Leafs in Game 1 on Wednesday, it looked as if there was a chance for this series to be fairly one-sided. However, on Saturday evening, the Leafs responded with a tremendous effort in all facets [...]

Bruins Cruise Past Maple Leafs for 4-1 Game 1 Victory

Bruins Cruise Past Maple Leafs for 4-1 Game 1 Victory

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins have flipped the proverbial switch. Well, for now, at least. In perhaps their strongest effort of the season, the B’s dismantled the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series at the TD Garden on Wednesday. In doing so, the Bruins were able to pick [...]

Bruins Fall to Fourth Seed After 4-2 Loss to Sens

Bruins Fall to Fourth Seed After 4-2 Loss to Sens

BOSTON, MA —  The dates are set, the opponent is set and the NHL postseason is just three nights away from returning to the Hub. But, will the hometown Bruins be ready for it? If Sunday’s regular season finale is any indication, I’m not so sure. With a 4-2 loss against the Senators at TD [...]

Bruins End Skid with 3-0 Win Against Panthers

Bruins End Skid with 3-0 Win Against Panthers

BOSTON, MA – For the first time since Monday April the 8th, the Boston Bruins were able to collect two points in a game played at the TD Garden, skating away with a 3-0 home-ice victory over the last-place Florida Panthers. With an offense bolstered by goals from Jaromir Jagr and Dougie Hamilton, along with an empty [...]

Pens Complete Season Sweep of Bruins with 3-2 Win at TD Garden

Pens Complete Season Sweep of Bruins with 3-2 Win at TD Garden

BOSTON, MA – 1-5-1. What’s the significance of the number above, you ask? Well, that’s the record the Boston Bruins finished the season with against their two biggest competitors atop the Eastern Conference standings; the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Saturday afternoon’s 3-2 defeat at the hands of the injury-riddled Pens (playing without Sidney Crosby, [...]

Resurgent First Line Leads Bruins to 4-1 Win over Washington

Resurgent First Line Leads Bruins to 4-1 Win over Washington

BOSTON, MA — For the first time since Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series last April, the Boston Bruins played host to the Washington Capitals at TD Garden on Saturday afternoon for some pre-St. Patrick’s Day matinee action. Back on March 5, the Caps got the better of the B’s once again after [...]

Bruins Pull Away Late, Defeat Panthers 4-1

Bruins Pull Away Late, Defeat Panthers 4-1

BOSTON, MA – On Thursday evening, the Boston Bruins made their return to the ice of TD Garden for a showdown against the team currently slotted dead-last in the Eastern Conference, the injury-riddled Florida Panthers. Unfortunately for the 17,565 Black and Gold supporters — I’m guessing there weren’t many Florida fans making the trip — that [...]

Bruins Score Three in First Period to Bury Struggling Flyers

Bruins Score Three in First Period to Bury Struggling Flyers

BOSTON, MA – For the first time in nearly a full calendar year (March 17, 2012 was the last time these two teams met), the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers took the ice against one another on Saturday for a matinee contest at the TD Garden. After taking nearly half the period to register their first [...]

Seguin, B’s Bounce Back with 4-2 Win Over Toronto

Seguin, B’s Bounce Back with 4-2 Win Over Toronto

BOSTON, MA – After a pair of uncharacteristic third period performances resulted in back-to-back losses earlier in the week, the Boston Bruins were looking to get back on track at home on Thursday against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. Luckily for Boston, it was a trifecta of second-line tallies and a well-timed David Krejci goal that would [...]

Bruins’ Six-Game Winning Streak Snapped in 4-3 Loss to Montreal

Bruins’ Six-Game Winning Streak Snapped in 4-3 Loss to Montreal

BOSTON, MA – Fresh off their sixth consecutive victory on Saturday afternoon against the Lightning, the Boston Bruins were back on the ice again on Sunday evening in an original six battle with the Montreal Canadiens. Despite this being the second half of a back-to-back for both squads, the intensity was high with sole possession of [...]