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Tuukka Rask Gets Number 20 in Bruins Win

The Boston Bruins’ 5-0 win over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night meant a little something more than just another tally in the win column.

For Reilly Smith, who scored twice in the third period, it was the game where he gained the lead in goals scored for the Bruins with his 14 tallies. For the team itself, thanks to Smith’s two scores, it was the first time since December of 1929 that a Bruin has scored at least two or more goals in seven straight games. For Tuukka Rask, the 33-save shutout was enough to earn him his 20th win of the season, a milestone he has only hit once before in his NHL career.

by · December 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
James van Riemsdyk fights for position in front of Boston's Tuukka Rask(Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Maple Leafs Legacy at the World Junior Championships

If you ask any athlete, it’s an honour to play or compete for your country. For hockey players, that means playing in one of three tournaments – the Olympics, the […]

by · December 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs, World Junior Hockey Championship
Carl Soderberg's dual-position eligibility makes him all the more attractive as a potential sleeper pick. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

How Many Bruins Can They Lose?

As the Boston Bruins touched down Sunday evening in Boston, having completed a four-game road trip with games in Toronto, Ontario; Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta; and Vancouver, British Columbia, they […]

by · December 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Carl Soderberg's dual-position eligibility makes him all the more attractive as a potential sleeper pick. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Bruins Battling Bangs and Bugs

The list of ailing players for the Boston Bruins continues to grow as the Bruins are battling bangs and bugs. When the Bruins hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden […]

by · December 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Injury Report
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Bruins Bullet News Nov 29

After their worst performance of the season against Detroit on Wednesday, the Bruins bounced back with a win over the New York Rangers this afternoon.  With the win, Boston stretched […]

by · November 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
New York Rangers: November 25th – December 1st

New York Rangers: November 25th – December 1st

With the second month of the season coming to a close, the New York Rangers have found themselves moving in the right direction. They are currently sitting in third place in the Metropolitan Division, only six points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins for first.

by · November 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers
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The New Expectations for the New Era Boston Bruins

Expectations, much like the Boston Bruins, have changed greatly. It’s not just about staying in games anymore, it’s about playing a full-60 minute battle that showcases the skill and grit of the roster. It’s not about just winning games anymore, it’s about winning games decisively. It’s a sharp contrast to where the team was years ago, but hey, win a Cup and get back to the final within two years of each other, and that happens.

It’s not about being a playoff contender, it’s about being a Cup favorite. Things change. Expectations become higher.

by · November 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
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Are the Bruins in Danger of Burning Tuukka Rask Out?

The Boston Bruins are on a roll as of late, winning six of their last seven, and it’s no secret that the stellar play of Tuukka Rask in net is […]

by · November 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Ryan McDonagh has had a tremendous season. (Rich Kane/Icon SMI)

New York Rangers: November 19th – November 23rd

It the latest installment of “The Week Ahead”, we take a look at what the New York Rangers are in store for this week before they embark on another lengthy […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers
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Bruins Team-First Philosophy is Key to Success

Before the Florida Panthers and the Boston Bruins could drop the puck on Thursday’s game, Claude Julien’s simple answer to a question about a former teammate set the tone for the entire night.

“They’d be right,” said Julien, when asked if the Bruins don’t win a Stanley Cup without Tim Thomas. He went on a bit further.

“Tim Thomas doesn’t win the Stanley Cup, if our team doesn’t play as well as they did in front of him,” finished the Bruins’ head coach. “So, this is an honest statement: Tim played well but I think our team played just as well in front of him.”

Forget what he said about Thomas. Julien set the tone by stressing the importance of playing as a team, in order to be successful. It was a common theme that came full circle. The Bruins needed to go back to the basics and play their game in order to win. After a bumpy first period, it’s exactly what they did.

by · November 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers
Antti Niemi certainly proved that he was worth the money during his solid 2012-2013 NHL season. (Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

Does Antti Niemi Need a Lighter Workload?

Throughout the first month of the regular season Antti Niemi has been the driving force of the San Jose Sharks as they have jumped out to a 10-1-4 record, good […]

by · November 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · San Jose Sharks
In fantasy hockey circles, Loui Eriksson seems to be the wrong kind of lightning rod. (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

What’s Wrong With the Boston Bruins?

When the season started, everything looked so bright for the Boston Bruins. I mean after all they are the defending Eastern Conference champions and pretty much have the same core […]

by · November 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins