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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 [...]

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 Outlast the Predators In OT 3-2

Bruins Outlast the Predators In OT 3-2

The Nashville Predators traveled to TD Garden looking to have a better showing against the Boston Bruins than their first meeting, a 6-2 Bruins win in Nashville on December 23rd. The Bruins had rookie Niklas Svedberg in net, making his first NHL start, while the Predators went with Marek Mazanec. With a rookie making his [...]

Weiss, Cleary Lead Red Wings to 3-2 Columbus Day Victory Over Bruins

Weiss, Cleary Lead Red Wings to 3-2 Columbus Day Victory Over Bruins

BOSTON, MA – For the second time in the last nine days, the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings were on the ice for an Atlantic Division tilt at the TD Garden. After capturing a victory in their first meeting last Saturday, by the score of 4-1, the B’s were looking for another hot start against [...]

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, [...]

MSG was again a sea of blue prior to what might have been the Rangers' penultimate home game.

Still Looking For Answers, Rangers On The Brink

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist knew he needed to be better for game 3 than he was in game 2 for his team to have any chance to get back into this Eastern Conference Semifinal against the Boston Bruins. Despite a sore shoulder he was, turning in a 32-save performance that gave his team [...]

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 [...]

Bruins Make History with Miracle Comeback in Game 7

Bruins Make History with Miracle Comeback in Game 7

BOSTON, MA – With eleven minutes left of regulation time in Monday’s Game 7, the crowd of 17, 565 Bostonians began to dissipate from the stands at TD Garden. Those that were left began to rain down upon their beloved Black and Gold with a large chorus of boos. After entering the third period trailing by [...]

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 [...]