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Boston Bruins: Top 10 Most Memorable Playoff OT Goals

Boston Bruins: Top 10 Most Memorable Playoff OT Goals

By Wayne Whittaker, Boston Bruins Correspondent In recent years, Bruins fans may have grown accustomed to playoff overtime games. Thursday night’s Game One victory over the New York Rangers was […]

by · May 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Top 10 Lists
KHL Welcome Three Fresh Faces For Upcoming Season

KHL Welcome Three Fresh Faces For Upcoming Season

The Kontinental Hockey League will welcome three new teams for the upcoming season. Slovan Bratislava from Slovakia, Donbass Donetsk in Ukraine and Lev Praha in Czech Republic will all join […]

by · August 1, 2012 · 1 comment · International Hockey, KHL
Kirill Kabanov in the mold of: Ilya Kovalchuk {Photo Copyright: Francis Larrede - Patxi64@Flickr}

2012 Men’s World Championship: Russia Poised For Final Win!

So Russia looks poised to capture another World Championship later today as they face Slovakia in the final. Now they have been tested at times in the tournament but it […]

by · May 20, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey
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History Won’t Be Made: Bruins’ 3-0 series lead is different this year

By Mike Miccoli, Boston Bruins correspondent

As I type this, the Boston Bruins are about to take a 3-0 series lead against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Again.

For the next two days leading up to game 4 in Boston, I’ll ignore pretty much all sports radio, television programs and fair-weathered friends who’ll no doubt text me something that includes the words “just like last season” based on the reasoning that really, this is not last season.

The Bruins have now officially beaten the Flyers 5-1 in game 3, displaying what could almost be determined as a damn near-perfect game, all topped off with a power-play goal, their first in 30 attempts this postseason. Thomas was brilliant, yet again, as all four lines played effectively, developing chances in the offensive zone and dominating the puck through center ice. Boston was remarkable on the face-off dot winning 43 of 55 draws and landing 24 hits in what seemed like one of their most physical games of the postseason.

This is not last season.

by · May 4, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Uncategorized
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The 2009-10 Bruins are History

By Mike Miccoli, Boston Bruins correspondent

The Bruins won’t be remembered for upsetting the Sabres in the first round nor for their inspired play through the first three games against the Flyers. Instead, until Boston wins a Stanley Cup or another team pulls off this horrible feat, the Bruins will be associated with being the latest NHL team to choke (epically) in the playoffs. This is what we get to hear about all throughout the offseason and whenever the Bruins next hold a comfortable lead in a playoffs series. Being up three games? That’s just not enough anymore.

“House rules” in effect for streaking Bruins

“House rules” in effect for streaking Bruins

By Mike Miccoli, Boston Bruins correspondent

Feel free to go ahead and use this one: the Boston Bruins are playing with house money.

For those devoid of casino references, allow me to explain. Playing with house money means that you’ve already won but yet you’re still taking chances and gambling with money that isn’t yours. Few expected the Bruins to advance past the first round, let alone make the playoffs as March came to a close. Boston clinched, moved past Buffalo in the first round and are in the midst of a second round battle, yes, battle against the Philadelphia Flyers–another team playing with house money.

So what do you get when two teams are already up and still going?

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Bruins vs Sabres Game 6 Live Blog: 4.26.10

6:30 pm: Four hours later…we now know that Marc Savard will not dress for tonight’s game since Boston is still waiting for medical clearance from his latest neuropsych test. Bummer for Bruins fans hopeful that the center made his debut in a critical game but really, best to sit Savard until he’s fully back at 100%. The Bruins and Sabres have taken the ice for warmups–on the ice for Buffalo, who else but Thomas Vanek?

by · April 26, 2010 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins
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Was extending Andrew Ference a mistake for the Bruins?

By Mike Miccoli, Boston Bruins correspondent

Perplexed was I upon reading the news that the Boston Bruins had extended Andrew Ference’s contract for an additional three-years with a cap hit of $2.25 million per year, an $850,000 raise from his current $1.4 million salary.

And I know I’m not the only one.

Maybe it’s because I believed that Ference, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent come July 1, would be donning a different jersey once the 2010-11 season began. Or maybe it was because Ference is, at best, a bottom pair defenseman and let’s be honest, the B’s have too many skaters right now who carry that distinction. But really, I think it’s because I don’t quite understand how someone who hasn’t made a tangible impact on the team nor has yet to play more than 60 games in a season while wearing a spoked-B is eligible for a raise.

A little help here?

by · March 25, 2010 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins, Uncategorized
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Thomas shines as Bruins snap home losing streak

And exhale.

That’s exactly what the sold out crowd of 17,565 in attendance at the TD Garden did Thursday night once Tim Thomas fistpumped after his final save on Toronto’s Jamie Lundmark in the shootout. The Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 in a shootout snapping their ten game winless streak at home, their first W at the Garden in 2010, and it was all because of Tim Thomas.

Let me repeat that. It was all because of Tim Thomas.

by · March 5, 2010 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Uncategorized
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Boston Bruins Mailbag: 2.27.10

With the NHL trade deadline days away, rumors are spinning out of control after all trades remained frozen for the two-week olympic, leaving as little as 48 hours or so […]

by · February 28, 2010 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins
Three Crazy Ideas for the Bruins

Three Crazy Ideas for the Bruins

By Mike Miccoli, Boston Bruins correspondent

The Boston Bruins winning streak remains at four as the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver pauses all NHL action. Yes, you read that right. The Bruins are on a four-game winning streak; second longest in the NHL below the basement-dwelling Carolina Hurricanes’ five-game streak, just as the Olympic break goes into effect. And while maybe just one or two of the victories seemed legitimate, the Bruins were still able to secure an important eight points in four games (10, in six games, if you count the previous two overtime losses) placing them right in playoff contention in the 7th spot in the Eastern Conference. The big question for when play resumes in Boston on March 2 is how will the Bruins be able to carry over that same success seen in the previous few weeks? I’m glad you asked because I have some ideas. As crazy as they may seem…

by · February 18, 2010 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins
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On-The-Fly Bruins Notebook: 1/21/2010

By Mike Miccoli, Boston Bruins correspondent

If anything, the Bruins’ Thursday night contest against the Columbus Blue Jackets taught us a new phrase to throw around when discussing the B’s season: human error.

Claude Julien used the phrase to describe the call that made me question whether the officials were Rhode Island youth hockey refs or indeed NHL-caliber. Referee Dean Morton must have lost track of whose stick belonged to who in front of Columbus’ goalie, Steve Mason, since he put Milan Lucic in the box with a double minor for high sticking–except Lucic’s stick was by his side for the duration of the scuffle. Oops. Pretty big blunder for a game that was well-fought and closely contested all the way until the call. And as the Senators, Islanders and Flyers all win big games on Thursday, the Bruins suddenly find themselves a point away from being out of postseason contention.

by · January 22, 2010 · 1 comment · Boston Bruins