Bruins Talking Points: 4-2 Victory Over Maple Leafs

Bruins Talking Points: 4-2 Victory Over Maple Leafs

October 23rd, 2019 Secondary scoring can win games? Who would have thought? Well, we might have mentioned it a time or two here, but the Boston Bruins finally were able to get some help on the score sheet outside of their top line. With goals from Brett Ritchie and Par Lindholm in the third period, the Boston Bruins...
THW's Goalie News: Fleury & Rask Make History & a Rare Shutout

THW's Goalie News: Fleury & Rask Make History & a Rare Shutout

October 23rd, 2019 Wednesday’s edition of the Goalie News will focus on a pair of future Hall of Fame netminders. Also, there was an injury that led to a rare occurrence in Minnesota. Flower Keeps Climbing Up the Ladder Marc-Andre Fleury has already had a spectacular career. If he had retired before the...

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October 21st, 2019
Washington Capitals

NEW YORK — Boston Bruins winger David Pastrnak, Washington Capitals defenceman John Carlson and Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton are the NHL's three stars for the week ending Sunday. Pastrnak had seven goals and two assists in three games for the Bruins last week. The Czech native scored all four Bruins goals in a 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Oct. 13. Carlson had seven assists and one goal in four games last week as the Capitals went 3-1-0. The American has 18 points through 10 games. Only two defencemen in NHL history have had 18 or more points in the first 10 games of a season — Paul Coffey and Bobby Orr, twice. John Carlson, Washington Capitals (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Hutton posted two shutouts in as many starts for the Sabres. The native of Thunder Bay, Ont., set a franchise record for saves in a regular-season shutout, stopping 47 pucks in a win over the Los Angeles Kings last Thursday. Hutton, 33, is 5-0-0 with a 1.40...
October 21st, 2019
Boston Bruins

Saturday evening the Boston Bruins headed to Scotiabank Arena to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in their first meeting since the 2019 NHL Playoffs. It was slated to be one of the most exciting games of the season but ended up being a bit disappointing for Bruins fans as they fell 4-3 in overtime. Related: 5 Takeaways From Maple Leafs OT Win Over Bruins Fortunately, we were able to see some secondary scoring as Jake DeBrusk and Danton Heinen scored their first and second goals of the season respectively. However, the overtime loss is still fresh in the minds of Boston Bruins’ fans, especially as Bruins face the Maple Leafs again Tuesday evening in Boston. Prestigious Player: Jake DeBrusk Debrusk’s hard work finally paid off as he scored his first goal of the season Saturday night, late in the first period. He finished the game with five shots on goal and should have had more tallies on the scoresheet, had it not been for Frederik Andersen. Toronto Maple Leafs...
October 20th, 2019
Bruins Goaltending

The Boston Bruins have a rich history in the world of hockey as an Original Six franchise, but their history of goaltenders has not always been strong. According to hockeyreference.com, 106 goalies have pulled the Bruins jersey over their pads and guarded the net. In my 26 years as a Bruins observer, I have witnessed what we will call an interesting string of goalies come through the franchise, including Byron Dafoe, Andrew Raycroft and John Grahame. To find the three best Bruins netminders, the time machine had to be dialed back a few generations, but a few legendary goaltenders rise to the top of the group despite the overall weak history in the net.  For a goalie to be eligible for this list, they had to play at least 100 games for the Bruins and all the statistics mentioned come from the players time with the Bruins. #3: Frank Brimsek Record: 230-144-70 GAA: 2.58 Shutouts: 35 Coming in at number three is the man who guarded the pipes...
October 20th, 2019
Vancouver Canucks

In today's NHL Rumors rundown, we look at Mathew Barzal and his upcoming contract negotiations, Adam Gaudette's status with the Vancouver Canucks, and Nico Hischier's extension. Plus, could the Boston Bruins have interest in Jesse Puljujarvi or Josh Ho-Sang? Related: NHL Rumors: Bruins, Hall, Trade Rumors, More Islanders Looking to Accelerate Barzal Extension Talks? In yesterday's edition of Sportsnet's Headlines, Chris Johnston was asked about New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal who's in the final year of his entry-level contract. Johnston believes that the two sides have yet to begin negotiations but thinks that the Islanders would prefer to get an extension done before the offseason begins. This would prevent them from having to potentially drag out negotiations into training camp. The 2018 Calder Trophy winner has had an excellent start to his career and his 147 points in his first two seasons were actually 17 more than Toronto Maple Leafs forward and 2019...

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Boston Bruins Logo History

The Boston Bruins: known worldwide as one of the National Hockey League’s Original Six…except they didn’t actually come along until seven years after the league began play. There were also only four teams in the NHL’s original iteration. Whatever. We’ll gloss over that. The Boston... March 22nd, 2019

Esposito: The Trade That Shaped the Boston Bruins

In today's look at important off-season trades over the years, we set our sights back to 1967.  While this particular deal did not take place at the NHL Annual Meetings held in the first week in June, it is inextricably linked to the events that were scheduled for that gathering. June 6, 1967:... December 20th, 2018

The Evolution of Brad Marchand

Boston Bruins left-winger Brad Marchand has developed himself from a fourth-line pest into one of the NHL's premier scorers. His path to joining the NHL elite was atypical, however. According to Hockey-Graphs, most players plateau in Wins Above Replacement (WAR) from age 22 to 25 and endure a slow... November 8th, 2017