Bruins vs Blues: Week 25's prediction for the Stanley Cup

The season ends Sunday, but a lot is still on the line. Despite seven Western slots being locked up, neither Western division has a winner. The top and low seeds in the conference are still very much up for grabs. In the East, the Bruins have the conference easily locked up, and are on the fast track to taking home the President’s Trophy. That locks Pittsburgh in as the second seed in the East. Some breathing room has developed for the East’s Wildcard teams, but neither one has clinched yet. Still, the playoff picture is starting to come into play, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, April 9, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 25 »

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Loui Eriksson (Michael Dwyer/ WCVB.com

The Bruins clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 5-2 victory over Philadelphia in this weekend’s matinee matchup. Loui Eriksson, who’s really been looking great lately, led his team with four points and shut down a flailing Flyers team.

This victory pushed away a few (small) seeds of doubt in the back of my mind. The Bruins have had some trouble against desperate teams lately, and a loss to the Flyers would have created a real honest-to-God problem.

Recent Troubles

It started last weekend in Philly, when the Bruins let up an uncharacteristic come-back against the Broad Street Bullies. Continue reading Bruins Clinch Eastern Conference, Silence the Doubts »

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Just two weeks remain, yet many teams are still having difficulty gaining separation. Only one division has been clinched so far, but only one remains close. The Wildcard situation looks to be the most tenuous down the stretch, especially in the tight Eastern race. Home-rink amid #2 and #3 teams is still mostly up for grabs as well. With only nine of the 18 spots locked up, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, April 2 at 8:00pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 24 »

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Blues vs Bruins: Week 23's prediction for the Stanley Cup

Teams only have between eight and eleven games remaining, so the time to act to secure a spot is now. Despite that, only four teams have mathematically clinched so far. With the divisions exceedingly difficult to overtake, it’s largely been a race to get home-rink advantage at the #2 positions, most of which are much more in play. It’s certain to be a highly chaotic last few weeks of the season, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, March 26, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 23 »

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The Canadiens stopped the Bruins' win streak at 12 with a shootout win on Monday night. (foxnews.com)

After an unexpected 12-game winning streak, the Bruins were brought back down to earth by the rival Montreal Canadiens.

The streak

After outscoring opponents 47-16 during their winning streak, Boston was unable to generate the offense needed to top Montreal. The Canadiens have now won six of the last seven meetings between the two teams. The lone Boston win came on March 12th in the midst of their 12-game hot streak.

Continue reading Unlucky 13: Habs End Bruins Streak at 12 Wins »

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Blues vs Bruins: Week 22's prediction for the Stanley Cup

Barely more than 10 games and just under a month remain in the season. It’s still close for many teams looking to get a better seed or just get into the playoffs in the first place. Even the top of the standings is in a state of uncertainty that hasn’t been present there for some time. With so much going on and so much sure to change, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, March 19 at 8:00pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 22 »

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Rich Peverley

Rich Peverley, former member of the 2011 Boston Bruins Stanley Cup team, collapsed on the bench on Monday, March 10th during a game between his team, the Dallas Stars, and the Columbus Blue Jackets. Members of the Dallas Stars’ medical team defibrillated Peverley’s heart. Thursday, March 12th, fans and friends learned that Peverley would undergo a heart procedure for the irregular heartbeat that caused the cardiac event on Monday.

Continue reading Former Bruin Rich Peverley to Undergo Heart Surgery After Monday’s Collapse »

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