Down 1-0 against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bruins’ head coach Claude Julien shuffled up his bottom-six forwards to try and generate some chemistry, putting together a third line of Chris Kelly centering Daniel Paille and Tyler Seguin. Since then, including a 2-0 Game 3 Boston victory over Chicago, three of the four Bruins goals in Games 2 and 3 have come from the new-look third line. Something stuck, and really, it has always made sense–we’ve just never notic
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By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent It’s often said that visiting teams must “weather the storm” for the first 10 minutes of a hockey game. By then, play should settle […]
With the news that Gregory Campbell will be out for the rest of the playoffs with a broken leg suffered while blocking an Evgeni Malkin shot in Game 3 on […]
By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent While the New York Rangers fans and media speculate over the future of head coach John Tortorella and superstar roster player healthy scratch Brad […]
One of the great strengths for the Boston Bruins during their 2011 Stanley Cup run – and in the time since – has been their ability to consistently and effectively […]
By Mike Miccoli In Game 2 on Saturday night, the story wasn’t that the Bruins couldn’t keep up the momentum, it was that the Maple Leafs played on a higher […]
By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent A lot has been made of the Boston Bruins lackluster play as of late. Despite sitting at 4th place in the Eastern Conference, with […]
The Boston Bruins are having a strange season. Strange in the sense that they’re considered a “struggling” team even with a top-five record in the NHL and strange in the sense that their once-sound defensive game is suddenly filled with cracks.
In conversations, columns and general musings, it has been difficult to classify this team. The Bruins have yet to really dominate a game but in the same breath, they haven’t exactly been bowled over either. They’ve made some pretty incredible comebacks but yet can’t hold a third period lead at times. Some players have looked elite at times while managing to disappear completely during stretches as well. We’ve been waiting for the team to take it to the next gear and finally break through for 30 games now. They haven’t.
It’s bad but it’s also not bad. Strange, right?
With the trade deadline less than two weeks away, it’s imperative that Peter Chiarelli add to the Bruins roster because the current team isn’t going to do much in the playoffs. But what does the team need to be successful? Glad you asked.
It’s no secret that the Bruins 3rd line has had its struggles in 2013. The combination of Rich Peverley, Chris Kelly and any one of Chris Bourque, Jay Pandolfo or […]
The Boston Bruins opening-season successes have come in spite of an absence of depth scoring – specifically on their once vaunted third line. In a single offseason, what […]
Earlier this afternoon, USA Today’s Kevin Allen broke the following Boston Bruins news: Bruins have put Chris Bourque on waivers. — Kevin Allen (@ByKevinAllen) March 7, 2013 And so ends […]