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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 [...]

Coaching Matters

Coaching Matters

  The Hawks bit the dust again versus the Ottawa Senators on Friday night. They just flat out didn’t play well. They haven’t been playing well for a while now. After the Olympics, I assumed there may be some fatigue. No excuses now, as with just a few weeks away, the #blackhawks are performing about [...]

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 [...]

17 Seconds? Pffff… 17 Reasons to Watch the Blackhawks/Bruins Tonight

17 Seconds? Pffff… 17 Reasons to Watch the Blackhawks/Bruins Tonight

All that’s been made of the 0:17 that the Blackhawks turned Game #6 around and won their 2nd Stanley Cup in 4 years, let’s keep with the theme and check out 17 relevant/random things for tonight’s game: #17. The same number for Boston, Milan Lucic will be surely pumped for this game. Keep your head [...]

The Stars Align in Chicago

The Stars Align in Chicago

Sure, the Dallas Stars are coming into town tonight. They will be a hungry team and have the insane offensive duo of Seguin/Benn (Jamie, that is). These are not the stars I speak of though. In Joel Quenneville talk, Teuvo Teravainen is playing tonight. The stars align and the Hawks young phenom will show Chicago [...]

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 [...]

New & Improved BLOG and BLACKHAWKS

New & Improved BLOG and BLACKHAWKS

It’s been a Canadian Gold Medal, a Brandon Pirri trade and a Patrick Kane injury since I last blogged. Well those high/low-lights, among others, have been analyzed and over-analyzed by fans over the past weeks as the Blackhawks head into the playoffs. A lot of has happened but I won’t focus too much on the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Team Canada Debate

Team Canada Debate

Well the moment we’d all been waiting for has come and gone. The debate is over…. or is it? Hopefully you’ve had time to digest Steve Yzerman’s Team Canada selections better than that Cronut Burger you had this summer at the CNE. There were limited whispers as Yzerman fumbled his way through his rationale as [...]

My Team Canada

My Team Canada

I fought off the urge to write this blog for months but I couldn’t resist anymore. With the impending announcement of the Team Canada Olympic Men’s Hockey Team, I thought I’d follow suit and post my Team Canada Olympic team like every other blogger. I originally wanted to take another angle and focus more on [...]