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2013 THW Year-End Awards

Every year, the National Hockey League hands out its official awards, typically based on balloting by the Professional Hockey Writers Association or the league’s general managers. Last year, for the […]

by · June 4, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
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Boston Bruins Go Vintage In Game One

It’s been a common refrain in 2013: these Boston Bruins just don’t seem to have “it”. Nailing down exactly what “it” is can be tricky business, but “it” was absent […]

by · June 3, 2013 · 4 comments · Boston Bruins
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A Bruins Win or Penguins Loss?

By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent Penguins in 4. Okay, you know what…Pens in 5. Fine, Pens in 6, final answer. Pens…in…seven? And just like that, the tune has and […]

by · June 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will have to improve their playoff performances this season.(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin: Leave the Temper and Whining in Game 1

When you think of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, do you think of whiner and bad temper? If you aren’t a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, I already know your […]

by · June 3, 2013 · 11 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Bruins vs Penguins: No Shortage of Storylines

With a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series, the Boston Bruins accomplished the following: they eliminated the Rangers from the […]

by · May 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins
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Bruins Keep Momentum Going with Game 1 Win

On Thursday night, fans were treated to 60+ minutes of hockey between two teams days removed from a grueling seven-game series in the first round of the 2013 NHL postseason. For the first 40 minutes of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, it was pretty obvious that both the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers were feeling the effects of their Game 7s played on Monday night. It was sloppy hockey from two tired teams in a game that seemed to be headed for irrelevancy, surely not to be remembered in playoff folklore for it’s thrilling moments and edge-of-your seat exciting.

Things changed in the third period, but hey, that’s nothing new–especially for the Bruins.

by · May 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Uncategorized
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This Day In History: “The Comeback”

“It is a night they will talk about forever, and the Flyers all know it. For the record, it was May 14, 2010. It was the night when the Flyers […]

by · May 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, Philadelphia Flyers
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Boston Bruins: What It Was Like to Cover Game 7

A lifeless Bruins team rose from mediocrity to play their hearts out for one another and for themselves. They battled back from a three-goal deficit with 10 minutes to play in the game to force an overtime. The confidence and energy of the players on the ice were as high as any time in the playoffs thus far. The Bruins were winning Game 7. And nobody saw it coming. Not even me.

by · May 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Uncategorized
James van Riemsdyk fights for position in front of Boston's Tuukka Rask(Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

How the Bruins Can Eliminate the Maple Leafs in Game 6

The Boston Bruins can’t play like they did in Game 5 because if they do, there’s going to be a Game 7 and if there’s a Game 7–well, that’s not good.

The team has this problem with complacency. They start out strong, get ahead of their opponents, and then they stop. Everything stops, actually. They stop skating, stop hitting, and stop any type of effort that helps them to maintain a lead. It has been apparent in games this season and now the Bruins are doing it in the playoffs.

So here we go again.

by · May 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Uncategorized
James van Riemsdyk fights for position in front of Boston's Tuukka Rask(Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Boston Bruins: Kessel Scores, Phaneuf Walks, Game Three Looms

Hot sports take: Phil Kessel was going to score against the Boston Bruins at some point in his career. But Dion Phanuef won’t be suspended.

by · May 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs
The extent of Phil Kessel's discomfort during Wednesday's practice remains to be seen (Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE)

Maple Leafs Panel: Playoffs At Last!

Maple Leafs Panel is a weekly feature that is published throughout the season here at The Hockey Writers. THW Toronto Maple Leafs correspondents Lukas Hardonk, Mark Ascione and Raihan Hussain provide insight and analysis on […]

by · April 30, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs, Uncategorized
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Tuukka Rask: Vezina Candidate?

As the 2013 NHL season winds down and awards talk ramps up, Bruins fans may be wondering if anyone on the team may be in line for some hardware. While […]

by · April 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins