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Devils Score Four On the Power Play, Snap Boston’s Four-Game Winning Streak

Devils Score Four On the Power Play, Snap Boston’s Four-Game Winning Streak

BOSTON, MA – Since a 3-2 Columbus Day matinee loss at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings nearly two weeks ago, the Boston Bruins have been playing their best hockey of the season, reeling off four consecutive victories. The most impressive of which coming this past Thursday evening, when a last second goal off the [...]

Special Teams Leads Boston Past Tampa in 3-1 Season-Opening Victory

Special Teams Leads Boston Past Tampa in 3-1 Season-Opening Victory

BOSTON, MA — On Thursday evening, the Boston Bruins were back on the TD Garden ice for their first official game since last June’s unceremonious Game 6 defeat at the hands of the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final. Now reinvigorated with a trio of fresh faces on the right side, the Black and Gold [...]

Fleury, PK both critical for Pittsburgh in 1st round match against Islanders

Fleury, PK both critical for Pittsburgh in 1st round match against Islanders

Most pundits have selected the Penguins to easily cruise by the surprising New York Islanders, but as someone who was scarred for life by last spring’s 30-goals-allowed-to-Philadelphia debacle, my approach to fandom and blogdom this year is to adopt a “prove-it” approach. At the end of March, a friend on Good Friday morning jokingly shook [...]

Bruins Rally Past Bolts for Sixth Consecutive Victory

Bruins Rally Past Bolts for Sixth Consecutive Victory

BOSTON, MA-  It was a clash of two squads seemingly headed in opposite directions on Saturday afternoon as the Tampa Bay Lightning, mired in a four-game losing streak, paid a visit to the red-hot Boston Bruins, winners of five consecutive contests. At first, it appeared as if the more desperate of the two teams would [...]

Power Outage on Long Island is the ONLY Excuse

Power Outage on Long Island is the ONLY Excuse

This one hurt. The New York Islanders fell to the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Super Bowl Sunday. The game remained scoreless through the first 56:06 of play, and then it all fell apart. Steve Bernier scored twice in a 1:10 span, and David Clarkson added an empty-net tally to cap off the scoring. Overall, [...]

Special Teams Key For Islanders; Power-Play, Penalty-Kill Burns Jersey

Special Teams Key For Islanders; Power-Play, Penalty-Kill Burns Jersey

The New York Islanders are finding ways to win instead of finding ways to lose. The Isles were never trailing in this one, although they did blow a 2-0 lead, a 3-2 lead, and a 4-3 lead. Regardless, the Islanders pulled through, saving the masses from tossing their remotes at their televisions, and taking to [...]

Boston Bruins Postseason Report Cards: Part IV: Extra Skaters/Call-Ups

Boston Bruins Postseason Report Cards: Part IV: Extra Skaters/Call-Ups

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 –> [...]

Hockey Independent Playoff Roundtable: Stanley Cup Finals Predictions

Hockey Independent Playoff Roundtable: Stanley Cup Finals Predictions

  — Welcome back to the Hockey Independent roundtable where five writers from the HI staff have come together once again to provide you all with our Stanley Cup Finals predictions. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils), Alex Muscat (Detroit Red Wings), Bill [...]

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 –> [...]

Hockey Independent Playoff Roundtable: Conference Finals Predictions

Hockey Independent Playoff Roundtable: Conference Finals Predictions

— Welcome back to the Hockey Independent roundtable where five writers from the HI staff have come together once again to provide you all with our Conference Finals predictions. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Seth Levin (New Jersey Devils), Alex Muscat (Detroit Red Wings), Bill Philp (Tampa [...]

Boston Bruins Postseason Report Cards: Part II: The Bottom Six

Boston Bruins Postseason Report Cards: Part II: The Bottom Six

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 –> [...]

Hockey Independent Playoff Roundtable: Conference Semi-Finals Predictions

Hockey Independent Playoff Roundtable: Conference Semi-Finals Predictions

  — Welcome back to the Hockey Independent roundtable where five writers from the HI staff have come together once again to provide you all with our Conference Semi Finals predictions. The contributing authors to today’s piece will be Cris Cohen (New York Rangers), Alex Muscat (Detroit Red Wings), Bill Philp (Tampa Bay Lightning) and [...]

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 [...]

GameDay: B’s And Caps Ready For Winner-Take-All Game 7 At The TD Garden

GameDay: B’s And Caps Ready For Winner-Take-All Game 7 At The TD Garden

Just a quick hit to get you all ready for Game 7 tonight at the TD Garden. If you’d like my full write up on tonight’s pivotal match-up, you can read my “Five Predictions For Game 7″ piece. Series: Tied 3-3 Location: TD Garden Time: 7:30 P.M. (EST) TV/Radio Info: NBC  Sports Network (Emrick, Olczyk, [...]

The Grandest Stage In All Of Sports: Five Predictions For Game 7

The Grandest Stage In All Of Sports: Five Predictions For Game 7

The two most notorious words in sports: Game Seven. The mere mention of the phrase is enough to kick-start the heart of hockey fans across the globe. It’s the most entertaining event in sports for fans with no vested interest in either team playing. But for people who have pledged their allegiance to either of [...]

Seguin The Savior As B’s Force A Game Seven Back In Boston

Seguin The Savior As B’s Force A Game Seven Back In Boston

Tyler Seguin‘s first tally of the postseason 3:17 into the first overtime period of game six in this first round series has lifted the defending champion Bruins to a 4-3 road victory and has forced a game seven back in Boston on Wednesday evening. It was a beautiful move by the B’s sensational sophomore, created [...]

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 [...]

Behind Enemy Lines: Thoughts And Observations From Washington, DC

Behind Enemy Lines: Thoughts And Observations From Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC– Some thirty-two hours after arriving in our nation’s capital, I’ve decided to follow the model of BruinsDaily’s Tim Rosenthal — who is also on the trip, putting up with yours truly for the past day and a half — and create something a little different for you all. In no particular order (for [...]