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Thomas Shines as Bruins Outlast Toronto 3-2

It seems even when the Bruins don’t bring their ‘A’ game, they still find a way to win. Boston outlasted the Maple Leafs last night in Toronto, edging their Northeast division rival 3-2 in front of a sellout crowd at the Molson Centre. The Leafs controlled the play for much of the game, but Boston […]

ATR: Loss of Ference Will Test Bruins’ Mettle

What’s that old saying? “If it seems too good to be true, it usually is?” Oh yeah. With the loss of defenseman Andrew Ference, many Bruins fans may find themselves repeating that phrase with frequency in the next few weeks.  Ference suffered a fractured tibia in Thursday night’s 6-1 thrasing of the Montreal Canadiens. Stationed […]

Rangers Beat Bruins 3-2 in Shootout, End Win Streak

The old adage in hockey is “the two goal lead is the hardest to defend in hockey.” The saying rang true for the Boston Bruins Saturday night. The New York Rangers halted the Bruins win streak at five, coming from behind to beat the B’s 3-2 in a shootout. The Rangers improve their record to […]

Bruins Stay Hot, Bury Montreal 6-1

The Boston Bruins defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6-1 on Thursday night at the TD Banknorth Garden, ending a 12-game regular season losing streak to their Original Six rivals. On a night most of New England was fixated on the New England Patriots – New York Jets matchup in Foxboro, the B’s played one of their […]

Bruins Beat Chicago 2-1 in Original Six Matchup

The Boston Bruins have not been very successful in the shootout since its inception three years ago. Fortunately for Boston, Chicago has been worse. Tim Thomas stoned Chicago forward Dave Bolland in the third round of the controversial game-decider, and B’s winger PJ Axelsson immediately followed with a fancy deke to beat goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin […]

ATR: Bruins Starting to Take the Next Step

It is late Saturday night as I write this, and I am currently basking in the glow of yet another Bruins victory. “Bruins in 2″ is on NESN right now, and I’ve been crunching numbers and reading various Bruins-related blogs since the horn blew around 9:15 pm earlier this evening, marking the Bruins third straight […]

Bruins Continue Winning Ways, Beat Buffalo 3-1

The Boston Bruins continued their red-hot play last night, beating Northeast division rival Buffalo 3-1 at the TD Banknorth Garden. Chuck Kobasew returned to the lineup after missing 12 games with a broken leg, and looked as though he hadn’t missed a beat, notching a goal and assist in his first game back. Manny Fernandez […]

Wheeler Notches 1st Career Hat Trick as Bruins Beat Toronto 5-2

Blake Wheeler has had a number of firsts this season. First NHL game, first point, first goal. Last night, he added another to the ever-growing list; first hat trick. The rookie winger potted three goals, including an empty-netter, as the Boston Bruins cruised past the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2.  Dennis Wideman and Zdeno Chara also […]

NHL All-Star Ballots Released; Tim Thomas Snubbed

The NHL released the 2009 All-Star Ballot yesterday, and as is the case with any all-star format in professional sports, there were a few players worthy of consideration who were left off the ballot. There was one snub in particular which raised quite a few eye brows among Bruins fans, however: B’s goaltender Tim Thomas. […]