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GameDay: Can Bruins Avoid Collapse in Game 7 on Home Ice?

GameDay: Can Bruins Avoid Collapse in Game 7 on Home Ice?

Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins Series: Series tied, 3-3. Location: TD Garden – Boston, MA Face-Off:  7:00 P.M. (EST) TV/Radio Info: NESN (Edwards, Brickley, Funayama) – 98.5 The Sports Hub (Goucher, Beers) Last Game:  Boston 1, Toronto 2 Tonight’s Lineups (Subject To Change): BOSTON: Marchand–Bergeron–Seguin Lucic–Krejci–Horton Peverley–Kelly–Jagr Paille–Campbell–Thornton — Chara–Boychuk Seidenberg–McQuaid Redden–Hamilton —  Rask Scratches– ….. Carl Soderberg, Kaspars Daugavins, Jay Pandolfo, Aaron [...]

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 [...]

GameDay: Bruins Looking to Take Control of Series with Game 4 in Toronto

GameDay: Bruins Looking to Take Control of Series with Game 4 in Toronto

Teams: Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs Series: Boston leads, 2-1. Location: Air Canada Centre – Toronto, Ontario Face-Off:  7:00 P.M. (EST) TV/Radio Info: NESN (Edwards, Brickley, Funayama) – 98.5 The Sports Hub (Goucher, Beers) Last Game:  Toronto 2, Boston 5 Tonight’s Lineups (Subject To Change): BOSTON: Marchand–Bergeron–Seguin Lucic–Krejci–Horton Peverley–Kelly–Jagr Paille–Campbell–Thornton — Chara–Seidenberg Ference–Boychuk Redden–McQuaid —  Rask Scratches– ….. Carl Soderberg, Kaspars Daugavins, Jay Pandolfo, [...]

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 [...]

How Sweep It Is: Third Line Leads Boston To 8-0 Romp, Season Sweep Of Toronto

How Sweep It Is: Third Line Leads Boston To 8-0 Romp, Season Sweep Of Toronto

BOSTON– After snapping a season-long four-game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon, the Boston Bruins were looking to start a new trend on Monday evening when they played host to the  Northeast division rival Toronto Maple Leafs. If Monday’s effort is any indication of things to come [...]

GameDay: B's Look For Season Sweep As Kessel, Leafs Invade TD Garden

GameDay: B’s Look For Season Sweep As Kessel, Leafs Invade TD Garden

Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins Records: Toronto 32-32-8 (72 Points) , Boston 41-27-3 (85 Points) Location: TD Garden , Boston, Massachusetts Time: 7:00 P.M. (EST) TV/Radio Info: NESN (Edwards, Brickley, Funayama) – 98.5 The Sports Hub (Goucher, Beers) Last Game: Maple Leafs 3 , Ottawa Senators 1  ……. Flyers 2 , Bruins 3 [...]

GameDay: Bruins Visit Leafs In Carlyle's Home Debut

GameDay: Bruins Visit Leafs In Carlyle’s Home Debut

Teams: Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs Records: Boston 38-23-3 (79 Points) , Toronto 30-28-7 (67 Points) Location: Air Canada Centre , Toronto, Ontario, Canada Time: 7:00 P.M. (EST) TV/Radio Info: NESN (Edwards, Brickley, Funayama) – 98.5 The Sports Hub (Goucher, Beers) Last Game: Bruins 3 , New York Rangers 4 ……. Maple Leafs 3 [...]

B's Fight Hard, But Are Beaten By Better Rangers Team

B’s Fight Hard, But Are Beaten By Better Rangers Team

On Sunday afternoon the Boston Bruins (or what’s left of them) walked (or limped) into Madison Square Garden for a date with the number one team in the Eastern Conference. A Boston squad missing a full quarter of it’s regulars took on a tough Rangers squad in hopes or turning around their recent two-month-long slump. [...]

Red Wings Give One Away in Toronto 4-3

Red Wings Give One Away in Toronto 4-3

The Toronto Maple Leafs got a belated Christmas present from the visiting Detroit Red Wings—a 4-3 win at the Air Canada Centre. It was another Red Wings road loss where they didn’t play a full 60-minute game and it cost them. The first 12 minutes of the game was ugly for the Red Wings and [...]

Bruins GameDay: Reimer Returns As Leafs Visit Boston

Bruins GameDay: Reimer Returns As Leafs Visit Boston

Set to battle for the fourth time already in this young 2011-12 campaign, the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs will take to the ice of the TD Garden for a Northeast division showdown on Saturday night. Boston’s unfathomable November run came to a close after the B’s 6-3 win at the Air Canada Centre [...]

Chiarelli, Bruins Ink David Krejci To 3-Year Contract Extension

Chiarelli, Bruins Ink David Krejci To 3-Year Contract Extension

A mere 48 hours after I wrote about the possibility of GM Peter Chiarelli and the Bruins perhaps making a play for Anaheim’s all-pro winger Bobby Ryan, the Boston front office boss effectively ended those chances. The reason being that the focal point of the rumored package to be heading to Anaheim was none other [...]

Bruins Down Leafs To Complete Historic November

Bruins Down Leafs To Complete Historic November

On Wednesday night the Boston Bruins made organizational history. Capping off a 12-0-1 month of November with a 6-3 victory in Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, the B’s completed their first month without a loss (in regulation) since January of 1969. Leading the way for the B’s on Wednesday was their much-maligned (this season) top line [...]

Bruins GameDay: Seguin, B's Set To Battle Leafs For First Place In The Northeast

Bruins GameDay: Seguin, B’s Set To Battle Leafs For First Place In The Northeast

On tap tonight at the Air Canada Centre is a battle for first place in the NHL’s NorthEast division. This of course between the visiting Boston Bruins (14-7-1 (29 Points)) and the host Toronto Maple Leafs (14-8-2 (30 Points)). Tonight is also the first half of a home-and-home series between these two squads, that will [...]

Thomas, Kelly Lead Bruins To 4-2 Win Over Jets

Thomas, Kelly Lead Bruins To 4-2 Win Over Jets

On Saturday night the Boston Bruins extended their point streak to twelve games with a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at the TD Garden. Over that stretch, the B’s have notched wins over five of the NHL’s seven Canadian-based franchises. Sparked by the magnificent play of goaltender Tim Thomas, who recorded his eight straight [...]

Bruins GameDay: B's Look To Extend Winning Streak At Home Against Isles

Bruins GameDay: B’s Look To Extend Winning Streak At Home Against Isles

  Following a 7-0 trouncing of the (then) NHL-best Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday, the Boston Bruins return home to host John Tavares and the struggling New York Islanders. Losing six consecutive games prior to Saturday evening’s 5-3 home victory over the Washington Capitals, the Isles sit at 4-5-2 (10 [...]

Bruins Implode, Fall To 'Canes 4-1

Bruins Implode, Fall To ‘Canes 4-1

  On Tuesday evening, the Boston Bruins played host to the Carolina Hurricanes at the TD Garden in the 2nd match-up between the teams, slated for the 2011-’12 season. The Bruins entered the game with a pedestrian 2-3-0 (4 Points) record, but were coming off a hard-fought come-from-behind victory on Saturday night, over the 2010 [...]

Darren Helm

Grind Line 2.0 Leads Red Wings To 4-2 Win Over Maple Leafs

When you think of a Red Wing who had a three-point night, the typical names that come to mind would be Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg,  but neither were in the lineup tonight at the Air Canada Centre. Members of the current version of  the “Grind Line,” Darren Helm and Patrick Eaves were the offensive [...]

Maple Leafs Clip Red Wings In 4-3 Overtime Win

Maple Leafs Clip Red Wings In 4-3 Overtime Win

Last night at the Joe Louis Arena,the Detroit Red Wings had the home ice advantage, but so did the Toronto Maple Leafs.  A large base of the Leaf Nation were on hand and they didn’t leave disappointed as Mike Komisarek scored 2:21 in the extra period as the Maple Leafs beat the Red Wings 4-3 [...]

World Hockey Summit Day 2: PM session, audio from USA Hockey's Jim Johansson

World Hockey Summit Day 2: PM session, audio from USA Hockey’s Jim Johansson

Day 2 of the World Hockey Summit has finished. IIHF President Rene Fasel reiterated his desire to see NHL players at the 2014 Winter Olympics but indicated he would strongly resist any potential NHL efforts to expand into Europe. Slavomir Lener of the Czech Republic showed some grim statistics on the drain of many young, not-ready European players to the CHL. Audio clip of interview by this writer with Jim Johansson of USA Hockey also inside.

World Hockey Summit Day 2: AM session, audio from Shanahan, Dr. Mark Aubry

World Hockey Summit Day 2: AM session, audio from Shanahan, Dr. Mark Aubry

The World Hockey Summit Day 2 morning session has concluded. A summary of the discussion on Player Skill Development and audio clips from Dr. Mark Aubry and Brendan Shanahan.