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Today in Hockey History: Jan. 18

Today in Hockey History: Jan. 18

January 18th, 2021 Jan. 18 is a very important date in National Hockey League history as it was when the color barrier was broken. Also, a trio of major milestones was hit in Detroit and memories were made on Long Island. There were some big moments between the pipes and at the All-Star Game well. Let’s jump on...
First-Year Islanders Shocked Big, Bad Bruins 48 Years Ago

First-Year Islanders Shocked Big, Bad Bruins 48 Years Ago

January 17th, 2021 It’s somehow appropriate that the New York Islanders play the Boston Bruins on Monday. Of the tens of thousands of NHL games played since the league was founded in 1917, few looked like a bigger mismatch and ended as a bigger upset than the Islanders' visit to Boston Garden on Jan. 18, 1973 --...
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January 14th, 2021
Bruins History

The was a big date for the pioneers and early stars of the National Hockey League. Jan. 14 stood out for a legend in Boston and a pair of all-time great goaltenders. This has also been a pretty good date behind the bench in the Windy City. Let’s begin our daily trip through time and look back at all the best memories from this date. Early NHL Milestones Brothers Sprague and Odie Cleghorn made history, on Jan 14, 1922, as they had a huge game in the Montreal Canadiens’ 10-6 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs. Both Cleghorns scored four goals, becoming the first set of brothers in the league to ever do so in the same game. Hap Day scored his first career hat trick, on Jan. 14, 1928, as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat up the New York Rangers 6-1. This was the first hat trick by any Toronto player since they became the Maple Leafs at the start of the 1926-27 season. Alex Connell recorded his 66th career...
January 13th, 2021
Previews and Predictions

As the Boston Bruins drop the puck on the 2020-21 NHL season, things are going to look a lot different. From losing two key pieces to their defense over the last decade, to new divisions, to a 56-game shortened season, this season will be a sprint to the finish instead of the normal marathon. If the Bruins are going to continue the regular-season success they had last season, they will need some things to go their way. There is little room for error this season and these three keys will go a long way in determining how the season plays out.  1. Defense Grows up Fast Losing Torey Krug to the St. Louis Blues and Zdeno Chara to the Washington Capitals in free agency, the Bruins will be a lot younger on the blue line. Sweeney and the front office is hoping that Charlie McAvoy continues to develop his game and become the leader of the defense. Charlie McAvoy, Boston Bruins (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Matt Grzelcyk was brought back on a four-year deal, while Brandon...
January 12th, 2021
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It has been a long and laborious journey for the Boston Bruins’ Kevan Miller. After working through setbacks after a fractured kneecap that he suffered in April 2019, the veteran defenseman finally appears to be healthy. He is back playing quality hockey in training camp and proving that the Bruins were right to hold onto him. Miller missed the entire 2019-20 season dealing with the injury before the Bruins surprisingly brought him back on a one-year, $1.25 million contract this offseason. The 33-year-old, who was never a great skater, wondered if he had what it takes to return from a major leg injury. He has put those worries to rest, and in the process has developed a new love for the game. Gratitude Through Adversity Miller has separated himself from the pack of defensemen vying for a spot in the Bruins' lineup, firmly planting his flag on the right side of the third pairing. We should not be that surprised at his comeback – his road to the professional ranks was...
January 11th, 2021
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This offseason, the focus has been on the players the Boston Bruins lost rather than who they brought in. While the absence of Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara will be felt this season, adding free-agent Craig Smith may play an important role in the Bruins' 2020-21 season. He was signed to a three-year, $9.3 million contract on Oct. 10. The 31-year-old is the team’s latest attempt to address their depth scoring issues and bring consistency to the middle-six. In October, the Bruins seemed to be in conversation with every major free agent forward. They were rumored to be speaking to Taylor Hall, who eventually signed with the Buffalo Sabres, as well as Mike Hoffman, who is expected to sign a one-year deal with the St. Louis Blues. While Smith's profile might not be as high as Hall or Hoffman, he has been a very successful and consistent scorer since his arrival in the NHL. Related: Young Bruins Are Exceeding Expectations at Training Camp Consistency is the keyword here for the...

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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... November 7th, 2020

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... October 28th, 2020

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 ages 22 to 25 and endure a... May 11th, 2020