After having a few days to reflect on game six of the Stanley Cup Finals, there is a lot to be proud of as a Bruins fan, but there is also a big reason why the Bruins struggled against the Chicago Blackhawks and that reason was 6’9 captain Zdeno Chara. Chara, who is a former Norris Trophy winner, met his match when the Bruins faced off against the league best Blackhawks. Chara, who did not looked physically tired, seemed to make many mental mistakes over the course of the series. He was also on the ice for the majority of the goals scored against the Bruins.
At no point should Chara be blamed for the loss of the series, but he did not play well by any means, especially as the series went on. It started to get really noticeable with multiple mental mistakes in game four which ultimately lead to a Blackhawks overtime victory. Chara seemed to second guess many decisions of whether to skate the puck out of the zone or to pass it, and this lead to bad passes and some turnovers. He also found himself the one defenseman back on a couple two on one situations. Continue reading Zdeno Chara Struggled in Stanley Cup Finals, But Why? »
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The Stanley Cup Final is over, and what a heartbreaker it was for Boston. They had an easy path to Game 7 before coughing up two goals in 18 seconds with about a minute left to play. Still, that doesn’t take anything away from Chicago’s accomplishment after their very good season.
With all of us picking the Bruins to take the cup, there wasn’t much room for movement in the point standings. In fact, the only points gained from the final round were from a couple of guesses for a six-game series.
So now that the stage is set, the winner of the 2013 NHL Playoffs Pick ‘Em is… Continue reading 2013 NHL Playoffs Expert Picks: Stanley Cup Results »
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Patrice Bergeron has left Game 5 against the Chicago Blackhawks after suffering an apparent injury. It wasn’t clear what happened, but during his last shift he seemed to be laboring and headed towards the bench. He went to the locker room, played only a few seconds of another shift, and then was reported to be seen leaving the United Center in an ambulance.
We’ll have more information as it’s released.
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First, it was a Jet Blue pilot poking fun at a crying baby on a plane, asking if it was Sidney Crosby.
Now, during Monday night’s Game 3, it seems that a fan renamed a Wi-Fi zone in the TD Garden, calling it “kane is a weenie.”
The photo was first shown during NBC’s post-game coverage, The Crossover.
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The Boston Bruins defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday night, giving them a 2-1 lead in the best of seven series, which will remain in Boston for Game 4 on Wednesday.
Coming off of two thrillers in Chicago, which included a combined four overtime periods, the teams remained deadlocked through the first period. But in the second period, it was Daniel Paille who again gave Boston a dramatic lead. Corey Crawford didn’t stand much of a chance after Paille gained control of the puck to the right of the net, turned, and fired at close range, giving him his second consecutive huge goal. Continue reading Bruins Take 2-1 Series Lead as Rask Silences Blackhawks »
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