New Jersey Devils captain Bryce Salvador knows a thing or two about the game of hockey. It’s true. He likely knows more about hockey than you do; well most of […]
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When it was announced that Marc Staal was out of commission to begin the 2011-2012 season due to the lingering effects of a concussion caused by a hit from his […]
Brandon Sutter learned last week that he was coming to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a trade that sent Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes. In the days leading up to […]
Another two weeks have passed, and another playoff round has come and gone. Eight teams entered the fight and only half have moved on. Each year, the final four offers […]
The city of Pittsburgh is still trying to recover from the complete melt down the Pittsburgh Penguins had in the Eastern Conference Quarter-finalsagainst the Philadelphia Flyers. The fans have not […]
Pittsburgh’s run is over. For the third straight postseason, that’s due largely to poor special teams play. It’s an old refrain. By talking much more about it, we risk beating […]
Paul Maclean’s young Ottawa Senators caught a lot of people by surprise during the regular season, and have done so in the postseason as well. Picked by many, at the […]
Last year, I drove from Boston to Rhode Island to watch both the Eastern Conference Final and the Stanley Cup Final Game 7s. I figured that if I had the chance to watch my favorite team growing up win a championship, I would want to witness it with my dad, the person who influenced me to fall in love with this crazy sport. Of course, the Bruins won both games and I watched it all in with my dad and younger brother right beside me. Somewhere amongst the celebrations, the hugs and the complete shock, I recall my dad telling me to take everything in that’s happening, because there will never be another run quite like the one we had just saw.
Think about it: a total of 25 games including three Game 7 victories, two series of coming back from a 0-2 deficit and a first round victory that was clinched without scoring any power play goals. The 2010-11 Boston Bruins weren’t just good, they were lucky and every single fan who watched any of those games could have told you that. It was magic.
On Wednesday night, Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Bruins and the Washington Capitals, that same mentality of thinking that the team was special, perhaps invincible, last year in the postseason ended up becoming the worse possible thing for every Bruins’ fan’s psyche.
Tied 2-2 on the road in the third period, Boston Bruins followers were already preparing themselves for a potential eulogy for the defending Stanley Cup Champs. Down three games to […]
Mikkel Boedker has not received a tremendous amount of attention in the aftermath of Game 3. Quite understandably, the attention has been focused on the Raffi Torres hit and its […]
There have already been seven suspensions in this season’s NHL playoffs, with an eighth on the way to Raffi Torres. But look past the suspensions (or lack thereof), the dirty […]
The series between the St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks is progressing as expected. Going into the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Blues drew the Sharks as their […]