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Nicklas Backstrom (Tom Turk / THW)

Bruins vs. Capitals Series Preview, Part II: Even-Strength

  The Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals will meet Thursday in game one of their seven-game Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series. The Caps won three of four meetings between the clubs […]

by · April 9, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Previews and Predictions, Washington Capitals
Zdeno Chara (Icon SMI)

Boston Bruins’ Bergeron and Chara Deserve Award Consideration

By Bob Mand, Contributing Editor There are really only two Boston Bruins with a decent shot at walking away with some major regular-season hardware come June: Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno […]

by · April 6, 2012 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins
Mike Milbury

Dear Mike Milbury…..

Dear Mike Milbury, Do these names ring a bell? Zdeno Chara, Wade Redden, Bryan Berard, Roberto Luongo. These are all players who you are known for trading away and making […]

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With six games remaining, some important decisions looming for Claude Julien and the Boston Bruins

It might be safe to say that out of the six Eastern Conference teams still in the hunt for the playoffs, the Boston Bruins have the most difficult schedule of remaining regular season games. The Bruins will first host the 9th seed Washington Capitals, just two points out of playoff contention before heading to New York for back-to-back games against the all-but-eliminated Islanders and a Rangers team which they’re winless against this season. After that, the Bruins will come back home to play the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins, travel to Ottawa to face the team closest to catching them for the Northeast Division lead and close out the season back in Boston against the Buffalo Sabres who are 7-1-2 in their last ten games.

A bit daunting when you think about how inconsistent the Bruins have been at times during the season, eh?

The good news is that the Bruins could potentially clinch a playoff spot in their next game with a win or overtime loss against Washington on Thursday. The bad news is that the division, along with their potential first round opponent, is far from being decided. Pair that with some tough decisions that Boston coach Claude Julien will face regarding starting goaltending and resting key players and you have to think: this will not be an easy two weeks for the Boston Bruins.

by · March 28, 2012 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins, Uncategorized
Wojtek Wolski acquired by Florida Panthers (Photo:  Andy Martin Jr)

The 10 Best Names In The NHL

It seems that everywhere you go, there is always someone who has one of those names that makes you think, “Wow, that’s an awesome name!” Sometimes it’s the kid who […]

by · March 26, 2012 · 21 comments · Humor, Top 10 Lists
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Bruins snap four-game losing streak, beat Flyers in shootout

By Mike Miccoli, Boston Bruins correspondent Call it the luck of the Irish, if you will. On a St. Patrick’s Day matinee against the Flyers, Chris Kelly put the Bruins […]

by · March 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Uncategorized
Anyone else miss this from the game the other night? Niklas Kronwall wore an "A" for the Detroit Red Wings while Kris Draper and Pavel Datsyuk sat out. (Image via Kat)

Top 10 Hardest Hitters in the NHL

Whether it is with a thunderous hip check or a shattering body check, certain players know how to put skaters on the ice a la Scott Stevens. As a result, when […]

by · March 12, 2012 · 7 comments · Top 10 Lists
Roberto Luongo in Long Island certainly makes sense. (Icon SMI)

Top 10 Worst Mike Milbury Trades, Contracts, and Transactions

Many might remember Mike Milbury as the hockey player who jumped into the MSG stands and beat a fan with his own shoe. Others might remember Milbury for his many […]

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Boston Bruins Extend Johnny Boychuk … and the Sky Isn’t Falling

By Bob Mand, Contributing Editor The Boston Bruins came to terms today with defenseman Johnny Boychuk today on a three-year, $10.08 million extension ($3.36 million average annual value) that will […]

Top 10 Best Ice Hockey Leagues

Top 10 Best Ice Hockey Leagues

Have you ever wondered if there are hockey leagues that rival the NHL in terms of talent, viewership, and fan-base? Well, if you have, then this segment should be just […]

Penguins Struggle with Consistency After All-Star Break

Penguins Struggle with Consistency After All-Star Break

Lately the Pittsburgh Penguins have not quite played as they did going into the 2012 All-Star break when they won seven straight games. The Pens were on a roll and […]

by · February 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Daniel Alfredsson (Mark Goldman/Icon SMI)

Boston Bruins Host Ottawa Senators in Unlikely Battle for Northeast Division Supremacy

By Bob Mand, Boston Bruins Senior Correspondent Despite a rough go of it in October, the Boston Bruins are close to where most thought they’d be, coming out of the […]

by · January 31, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators