Can you imagine 60,000 plus fans letting out a giant WOOO after a Bruins goal? That may be a possibility sooner than you think.
According to Chris Botta of the Sports Business Journal, the NHL is considering holding a game between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens in Gillete Stadium.
While the Bruins have had an outdoor game before it wasn’t in a stadium as large as Gillette and it was still in Boston. In 2010 the Bruins hosted the annual Winter Classic at Fenway Park against the Philadelphia Flyers. Continue reading Gillette Stadium Could Host Bruins-Canadiens? »
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The NHL goes on Olympic break after Saturday’s games, yet many teams are looking to get those last few points to put them in position for the home stretch of the season. Most division winners have a decent hold on their quadrants of the NHL, though could use a bit of insurance points against each other. The teams fighting below them are pretty crowded relative to each other as well. And the last Wildcard spots are very much up in the air too. With so much going on in these last couple of games before Sochi, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, February 5, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 18 »
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With 21 goals in four games the Boston Bruins are amid a four game win streak and are looking to carry momentum into the winter Olympic break.
Bruins vs. Islanders
While the New York Islanders may not be the best of teams, actually they are one of the worst; they still seem to give the Bruins fits. Heading into Monday’s game the Islanders led the season series 2-0 despite trailing Boston by about 20 points in the standings.
Unfortunately for New York they weren’t ready for a Bruins team that was firing on all cylinders. After an impressive 3-2 win over the Kings on the previous Monday the Bruins used a solid four day break to get healthy and prepare for the Flyers. The time off proved beneficial as the Bruins dismantled the Flyers 6-1. Continue reading Bruins Gaining Momentum Heading into the Olympic Break »
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With just a week and change to go before the Olympics get underway, teams are searching for the best way to balance their own needs with how much their stars might tire themselves out in Sochi. This comes at a time when many teams have to decide what to do with their best players while divisions, seeds and playoff spots in general are on the line. It will be a raucous time before the Olympics break, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, January 29, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 17 »
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On Tuesday night, former Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas stepped onto the TD Garden ice for the first time since he left the team in 2012.
Let’s just say his reunion didn’t go nearly as swimmingly as that of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett a few days earlier.
Not only did Thomas surrender six goals to his former teammates, but with less than a minute remaining in the third period, he got into a tussle with the Bruins’ Carl Soderberg that ended with Thomas lashing out at Soderberg with his stick. The fracas started with the Bruins up 6-2 and just 30 seconds remaining, after Soderberg crashed hard to the net on a rebound and caught Thomas in the neck area with his stick while trying to go after the puck. Thomas didn’t take kindly to the welcome home gesture, and he sent Soderberg sprawling to the ice when his retaliatory swipe caught the Bruins defenseman flush on the side of his face. Continue reading Video: Former Bruins Goalie Tim Thomas Takes Hockey Stick to Carl Soderberg’s Head »
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16 weeks into the season, plenty of teams are starting to reach 50 games played. The Atlantic and Central Divisions are still in play. Aside from Pittsburgh, the Metropolitan Division is still very topsy-turvy. The Pacific Division is fairly well-spaced, though Anaheim still hasn’t gotten a very significant lead over Chicago for the West title. Even with the playoff picture starting to come into view, virtually everything is very much up for grabs, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, January 22 before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 16 »
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Consistency has been a problem for the Boston Bruins as of late. Every win seems to be followed by a loss and the best they’ve been able to do in the past month is a three game winning streak. Sure the team has been battling injuries at the defensive position but the road ahead isn’t getting any easier. Coming off a good 4-2 win in Dallas on Thursday, the Bruins had a tough back-to-back against Western Conference stalwarts.
Sunday vs. Blackhawks
The Bruins went into Chicago looking to avenge their Stanley Cup loss from a season ago only to come away disappointed again.
As was expected from two of the best teams in the NHL the game was a battle from start to finish. Continue reading Red Hot Brad Marchand Carrying Bruins »
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