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The Boston Bruins Three Stars for October

The first month of the Boston Bruins season is just about in the books, they have one more game tonight against the Anaheim Ducks, and it’s already been an eventful […]

by · October 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
The Pittsburgh Penguins couldn't find a way to beat Tuukka Rask. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Boston Bruins Need to Battle

The Boston Bruins are once again faced with back-to-back games tonight in Pittsburgh against the Penguins and Halloween night back in Boston where they will face the Anaheim Ducks. The […]

by · October 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Game of Seconds Redux: Devils Burn Bruins Late

Game of Seconds Redux: Devils Burn Bruins Late

With about 100 seconds left in Saturday’s game, the Boston Bruins were clinging onto a one-goal lead against the one-win New Jersey Devils. After a double-minor high sticking call against Torey Krug, followed by a delay of game penalty on Patrice Bergeron, the Bruins would be outnumbered by two. Exit Martin Brodeur, approximately 39 minutes later than everyone would have guessed after allowing three goals on eight shots in the first period, enter the extra attacker for the Devils, who were already two for three on the power play, and you’d double the amount of New Jersey skaters on the ice against Boston’s.

It only took 23 seconds for the Devils to score twice on the power play to take the lead and the eventual 4-3 win.

Game of seconds, right?

by · October 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Rask Continues Stellar Play in Bruins Win Over Sharks

Rask Continues Stellar Play in Bruins Win Over Sharks

Before the puck even dropped, one could imagine what the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks would look like on the ice based on what they did the night before. You’d probably guess that the Bruins would seem lifeless after coming off of a 5-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres, while the San Jose Sharks would appear well-rested after having the night off in Boston, preparing for their game against last season’s Eastern Conference Champions.

You’d guess right.

After the Sharks outshot the Bruins 16-3 in the first period, it became painfully obvious which team was more prepared. For 59:59.52 of the hockey game, the Sharks had the upper-hand, even after Jarome Iginla opened up the scoring with his first goal as a Bruin late in the second period.

Hockey games are 60 minutes long for a reason.

by · October 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Ondrej Pavelec has a 1.33 GAA in the 3 game win streak (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

Is Pavelec the Problem for the Jets?

An oft-debated topic, especially after disappointing performances like the one we saw in the 5-4 OT loss to the Capitals at MTS Center, is whether of not Jets Goalie Ondrej […]

by · October 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Winnipeg Jets
Tim Thomas should be taking more credit and less heat for having the Bruins where they are. (Photo by Chassen Ikiri).

Boston Bruins vs Tim Thomas and the Florida Panthers Part 1: A Running Diary

This season alone, the Bruins will face an absurd amount of former teammates from their 2011 Stanley Cup Championship run. All former teammates who switched jerseys this past offseason after playing a crucial role in the Bruins’ success in winning their first Stanley Cup in 39 years. However no matter what anyone says, there’s no bigger contest than tonight when the Bruins play against the Florida Panthers, anchored by goaltender Tim Thomas, the most important piece of the 2011 Bruins’ Championship team.

by · October 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers, Uncategorized
Can Alex Ovechkin add to your DraftStreet winnings? (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Hart, Norris, Vezina: Predicting the 2014 NHL Award Winners

The Hart, Norris, and Vezina Trophy winners will truly earn their recognition with a full NHL season ready to begin. Some of the individuals chosen for awards after last year’s […]

by · September 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Previews and Predictions
One of the shining moments of every series is when the goalies meet in the line (Scott Stewart-USA TODAY Sports)

The Top Five Preseason Vezina Trophy Candidates

When you think about it, an NHL goaltender is a lot like a Major League Baseball starting pitcher with far bigger canjones. Both are largely dependent upon their defenses, although […]

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Tough Decisions: Bruins Backup Goalie

With the preseason coming to a close and the Bruins having almost a week off before opening day at the TD Garden on October 3, when they will face Steven […]

by · September 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Ken Hitchcock, Jaroslav Halak, Brian Elliott and Doug Armstrong were honored with awards after the 2011-12 season (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

The 5 Best Goalie Tandems in the NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Head Coach Dan Bylsma stated last week that he has the best goalie tandem in the league with Marc-Andre Fleury and Tomas Vokoun. When referring to the regular […]

by · September 23, 2013 · 1 comment · News/Commentary, NHL Goaltending
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2013-14 Bruins Season Predictions Part 4: Goaltending Could Be An Issue

Rask has never started more than 45 games in a season and is now responsible for the bulk of a full, normal campaign. If Rask gets injured or his play begins to slip, who’s there to back him up? An unproven goalie who only has AHL experience, albeit excellent, or a career minor-league journeyman who isn’t even seeing time in preseason games? It’s a little puzzling.

by · September 20, 2013 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins, Uncategorized
Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will have to improve their playoff performances this season.(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pittsburgh Penguins Playoff Potion

Let’s be a little premature in saying the Pittsburgh Penguins will make the playoffs this year. They better make the playoffs or the CONSOL Energy Center may be overthrown by […]

by · September 18, 2013 · 3 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins