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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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), [...]

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, [...]

Habs Halt Boston's Winning Streak with Decisive 4-1 Victory

Habs Halt Boston’s Winning Streak with Decisive 4-1 Victory

BOSTON, MA– In search of their fifth consecutive victory, the Boston Bruins were back on the ice Thursday evening at TD Garden for the first home showdown of the season against their oldest of rivals: the Montreal Canadiens. After securing points in each of their last six games, the only blemish being an overtime defeat in [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

For The Rangers, Trouble's A-Bruin

For The Rangers, Trouble’s A-Bruin

The New York Rangers had two days to regroup after Thursday night’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins in game one of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. Would it help? When all was said and done Sunday, the answer was decidedly no. Rookie Torey Krug  has probably made the Blueshirts wish that Dennis Seidenberg, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Sabres Steal the Game, but Boston Wins the Night

Sabres Steal the Game, but Boston Wins the Night

BOSTON, MA – It was an emotional night at the TD Garden on Wednesday evening. One that the city of Boston will not soon forget. The game’s opening ceremony and video package, fittingly set to country music star Phillip Phillips’ “Home”, pulled at the heartstrings of everyone in attendance as images of Monday’s horrifying attack was [...]

Upstart Isles Power Past B's for 2-1 Road Victory

Upstart Isles Power Past B’s for 2-1 Road Victory

BOSTON, MA – After losing Brad Marchand to a mild concussion during Wednesday’s 5-4 win over the New Jersey Devils, the Boston Bruins were back on the ice Thursday against the Islanders, minus two thirds of their top offensive unit. With both Marchand and Patrice Bergeron out of the lineup, B’s bench boss Claude Julien opted [...]

Rask, Jagr Lead B's to 1-0 Shutout Win over New Jersey

Rask, Jagr Lead B’s to 1-0 Shutout Win over New Jersey

BOSTON, MA – Nearly 23 years after being drafted fifth overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, Jaromir Jagr was again stealing the headlines on Thursday evening. Two days after being acquired in a pre-deadline trade, No. 68 was making his Boston Bruins debut in front of a sellout crowd of 17, 565 [...]