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Predators Scoring and Shootout Struggles Continue In Loss to the Senators

Predators Scoring and Shootout Struggles Continue In Loss to the Senators

The Nashville Predators were exactly where they did not want to be: in another shootout. The Predators were 0-4 in the shootout coming in to the game at Bridgestone Arena against the Ottawa Senators. After tonight, they are 0-5. How we got there is interesting. Mattias Ekholm attempted a back pass behind his net to [...]

Boston Bruins Offseason Notebook: Corvo, Zanon Depart On Day One Of Free Agency

Boston Bruins Offseason Notebook: Corvo, Zanon Depart On Day One Of Free Agency

While the Boston Bruins remained quiet on the July 1 opening of unrestricted free agency, three former members of the Black and Gold squad opted to sign elsewhere on Sunday. First up was defenseman Joe Corvo, who inked a new one-year pact worth a total of $2 million dollars with the Carolina Hurricanes. The 35-year-old [...]

Bruins Spark Rivalry, Draft Malcolm Subban — Brother Of P.K. — With 24th Overall Selection

Bruins Spark Rivalry, Draft Malcolm Subban — Brother Of P.K. — With 24th Overall Selection

On Friday evening Bruins’ general manager Peter Chiarelli poured more fuel onto the eternal fire that is the age-old hockey rivalry between Boston and Montreal. With the 24th overall selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the Bruins selected goaltender Malcolm Subban, who is, of course, the younger brother of Canadiens’ superstar P.K. Subban. “The [...]

Boston Bruins Postseason Report Cards: Part III: The Defensemen

Boston Bruins Postseason Report Cards: Part III: The Defensemen

Throughout the month of May, I will be providing you all with a four-part Boston Bruins’ postseason review, grading the performances of each and every player that donned the eight-spoked “B” during the 2011-’12 campaign. The schedule looks like this: Part I –> Top Six Forwards Part II –> Bottom Six Forwards Part III –> [...]

Let’s Give Credit Where It’s Due: Washington Deserved To Win The Series

Let’s Give Credit Where It’s Due: Washington Deserved To Win The Series

It was their 196th game in the past eighteen months. Their power-play was once again unproductive, scoring at only a 14% (3-for-23) clip. They’d lost three out of the four playoff games on home ice. The unproven opposing goaltender posted an otherworldly (for a rookie) 2.00 goals against average. Yet, through all that, the Boston [...]

Joel Ward The Hero As Caps Win Game Seven, Eliminate Defending Champion Bruins

Joel Ward The Hero As Caps Win Game Seven, Eliminate Defending Champion Bruins

BOSTON, Ma– They had been here before. They knew how to handle this situation. They had the experience. They had the talent. They had home-ice advantage. It simply wasn’t enough. For the first time in four seasons, the Boston Bruins were unable to advance past the first round of the playoffs, becoming the second straight [...]

Brouwer’s Late Tally Pushes Boston To The Brink Of Elimination

Brouwer’s Late Tally Pushes Boston To The Brink Of Elimination

BOSTON, MA– The Boston Bruins will be up against the ultimate test of character in the most dire of situations on Sunday afternoon. Facing the threat of elimination after a 4-3 defeat in Saturday’s game five, they’ve run out of room for mistakes. Troy Brouwer’s tie-breaking second tally of the series came at the most [...]

Caps Even Series As Holtby, Semin Lead Washington To 2-1 Game 4 Victory

Caps Even Series As Holtby, Semin Lead Washington To 2-1 Game 4 Victory

WASHINGTON, DC– In hockey, perhaps the scariest proposition for any team – no matter how strong – going into the postseason is the possibility of running into a hot goaltender. Much to the chagrin of Black and Gold supporters hoping for the chance to seal the series on Saturday, the B’s were stopped cold in [...]

Chara’s Late Game Tally Completes Boston’s Workmanlike Game 3 Victory In Washington

Chara’s Late Game Tally Completes Boston’s Workmanlike Game 3 Victory In Washington

WASHINGTON, DC– “The more we play each other, the more we hate each other.” – Brad Marchand The above quote, courtesy of the Bruins’ resident agitator and Boston fan favorite, Brad Marchand just about perfectly sums up Monday’s game three between the B’s and Capitals. The animosity between these two Eastern Conference foes had reached [...]

GameDay: Playoffs Edition: B’s And Caps Head To Verizon Center With Series Knotted At One

GameDay: Playoffs Edition: B’s And Caps Head To Verizon Center With Series Knotted At One

WASHINGTON, DC– As I make my way down the Eastern seaboard to our nation’s great Capital, the Boston Bruins are preparing for a pivotal game three clash in enemy territory. After Nicklas Backstrom’s double overtime wrist shot lifted the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory at the TD Garden on Saturday afternoon, the series makes it’s [...]

Holtby, Backstrom Lead Caps Past Bruins In Double OT, Even Series 1-1

Holtby, Backstrom Lead Caps Past Bruins In Double OT, Even Series 1-1

BOSTON– After participating in a whopping 190 games since the start of the 2010-’11 season, the Boston Bruins were undoubtedly hoping for a quick and easy first round series as they began their first Stanley Cup championship defense since 1973. Unfortunately for the B’s, that dream seems to have gone the way of the dinosaurs. [...]

Chris Kelly’s OT Blast Lifts Bruins To 1-0 Game One Victory

Chris Kelly’s OT Blast Lifts Bruins To 1-0 Game One Victory

BOSTON– A mere ten months after capturing the franchise’s first Stanley Cup championship in nearly four decades, the Boston Bruins opened up their title defense with a bang on Thursday by defeating the seventh seeded Washington Capitals 1-0 in overtime. Things got off to a hot start for the Black and Gold as they created [...]

Why The Boston Bruins Will Beat The Capitals In Six Games

Why The Boston Bruins Will Beat The Capitals In Six Games

It’s that time of year again. No more five-minute, four-on-four overtimes. No more shootouts. No more three-point games. No more sleeping. Prepare for long nights of thrilling hockey, folks, as sixteen teams prepare to compete for the most coveted prize in sports: the Stanley Cup. After raising the franchise’s sixth championship banner to the rafters [...]

Bruins Come From Behind To Beat Sabres 4-3 In Season-Ending Shootout

Bruins Come From Behind To Beat Sabres 4-3 In Season-Ending Shootout

BOSTON– On Saturday afternoon in Boston, the Bruins and Sabres played in a hockey game with less meaning than Spring Training baseball action in the sunny state of Florida. With the B’s already locked into the Eastern Conference’s number two seed, and the Sabres left to plan spring tee times, it was an exhibition contest [...]

Boychuk Injured As Crosby’s Three Point Night Leads Pens To 5-3 Win Over Bruins

Boychuk Injured As Crosby’s Three Point Night Leads Pens To 5-3 Win Over Bruins

BOSTON– On Tuesday evening the Boston Bruins played in a game with about as much meaning as a late September pre-season clash when they hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins. After wrapping up the Northeast division title and the number two seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, the Black and Gold had little to play for against [...]

B’s Stage Late Comeback, But Fall To Caps 3-2 In The Shootout

B’s Stage Late Comeback, But Fall To Caps 3-2 In The Shootout

BOSTON– On Thursday evening, the Boston Bruins were out to continue their most recent three-game winning streak, when they hosted the Washington Capitals at TD Garden. Unfortunately for Boston, they were unable to secure a playoff berth – which they would have done, had they won – as they fell 3-2 in a shootout. Things [...]

B’s Take Down Bolts 5-2 At TD Garden, Plus Stamkos Speaks On Tampa’s Difficult Season

B’s Take Down Bolts 5-2 At TD Garden, Plus Stamkos Speaks On Tampa’s Difficult Season

BOSTON– On Tuesday evening the Boston Bruins looked to continue their most recent hot streak – after winning four of their previous five games when they hosted Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning at the TD Garden. The B’s took care of business against the Bolts — despite Stamkos’ phenomenal individual effort — taking [...]

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 [...]

Bergeron, B’s Snap Skid With 3-2 Shootout Win Over Philly

Bergeron, B’s Snap Skid With 3-2 Shootout Win Over Philly

BOSTON– On Saturday afternoon the Boston Bruins were out to buck their most recent trend of sub-par hockey when they hosted one of their most heated rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers. On a warm St. Patrick’s Day afternoon, the day after  losing the Northeast division lead to the surging Ottawa Senators, the B’s undoubtedly expected a [...]

Semin, Caps Hold Off Late Surge To Edge Bruins 4-3 At TD Garden

Semin, Caps Hold Off Late Surge To Edge Bruins 4-3 At TD Garden

BOSTON – On Saturday afternoon, the Boston Bruins looked to improve on their recent two-game winning streak when they welcomed Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals to town for a showdown at the TD Garden. It was a tale of two halves in the first frame as the Caps took control from the opening puck [...]